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Question, vintage LP72 tank

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by rnln, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. rnln

    rnln Nassau Grouper

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    Hi everyone,
    May I ask if anyone know the value of this good condition vintage LP72 tank? This tank was full filled with labels then sat in garage for around 20 years. I recently opened the valve and still see strong air comes out steady. I don't see any flaw except flash rust on the bottom (refer to pictures below) and crack on the plastic backpack.
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Can you post a pic of the outside bottom with that boot removed? One way to do that is to take a piece of wood and a mallet and tap around the tank. Take your time and don't damage the tank. A steel 72 doesn't go for much around here but there is a lot of history in what you have...

    (That boot has only one hole in the center is known for holding a lot of water.)
     
  3. rnln

    rnln Nassau Grouper

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    The plastic boot originally has 1 hole on the center and there are crack around it.
     
  4. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No prob with the boot, what does the bottom of the tank look like?
     
  5. rnln

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    Just uploaded another pic of the boot.
    Thanks
     
  6. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nobody cares about the condition of that boot. What does the bottom of the tank look like? -the part of the tank that the boot covered?

    Can you supply a clear close-up of the very bottom of the tank. The pic you supplied just doesn't quite do it...
     
  7. rnln

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    oh ok, I thought you wanted to see the hole on the boot. sorry :lol:. Pic #3 has the flash rust on the bottom of the tank. If you want to see complete bottom, I can take more pic. Thanks
     
  8. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yep, just one pic of the very bottom would be all that I would want.

    @couv, @rsingler, @tridacna: From a historical standpoint, can you give a price range? I would like to make an offer that is good for both parties...
     
  9. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It’s the inside that matters.
     
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  10. rnln

    rnln Nassau Grouper

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    just uploaded another pic of the bottom of the tank.
    Thanks lowviz
     
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