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Where to get hydro

Discussion in 'New England' started by Mr. Manfrenjensenden, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. divad

    divad Solo Diver

    How much does your LDS charge for VIP and fill? How much does your gas station charge for gasoline to the hydro place and back home, then, back to the hydro place and to the LDS?
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2018
  2. Mr. Manfrenjensenden

    Mr. Manfrenjensenden Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    All true. More a question of if I were going to be going near the hydro facility anyway. Otherwise, as I said before, I'd opt for convenience. But I do like knowing what my options are.
  3. divad

    divad Solo Diver

    I used to get my own hydros, 'till I found a shop that I wanted to support. Getting my own hydros is still an option if I can't wait for the shop to get a truckload of tanks out of hydro. Once, when I thought I might be slightly bent, they put me on O2 and refused to let me pay for it.....Its all good...
  4. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
    This is a map of retester locations:

    Retester Locations

    Retesters are required to do a visual before doing the hydro testing but they are not required to put a sticker on the tank. There may be some places that will fill your tank if the hydro test has been done within the past year but my guess is that most shops won't and will insist upon doing a VIP. I get mine tested for $20 but if you need a VIP and a fill then the price difference may end up being very small between taking it yourself or having your LDS take care of it.
  5. Robert Mundy

    Robert Mundy Angel Fish

    Firex in Portsmouth does the hydro and vip and will also fill the tanks . I highly Recommend
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  6. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Do you know the cost? I find myself in Portsmouth often enough to consider it.
  7. Robert Mundy

    Robert Mundy Angel Fish

    i just had my tanks done they charged me
    $15.00 Hydro
    $10.00 VIP
    $8.00 Air fill
    lucky for me i live 10 min away from them
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  8. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    Those are really good prices. Worth a drive to Portsmouth, I've got 2 hydros and 3 vips this year so far. Thanks for the heads up
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018

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