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Old 08-05-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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air nazi in marathon !

We came down visiting the keys to try some lobstering. The norm goes on down here with the air nazis. The place is called captain hooks. So i know the culture down there they down want us here. I have to have all my tanks spit cleaned and shined and all my i's dotted and t's crossed. But little did i know i couldnt have a nitrox sticker on my tank to get them filled. The employee saw them 20' away and said we cant fill them with anything. I said really , but knew it was going to be something. I asked him was it because of my hangnail this time or was it my cracker accent. But deep down i just knew they where a bunch of AIR NAZI'S. So needless to say i dont recommend them for any business. Çaptain hooks gets the thumbs down
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:13 PM   #2
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Re: air nazi in marathon !

If they are not a NITROX certified facility...then they did the correct thing by not filling your NITROX tanks. When a dive shop partial pressure blends Nitrox they add pure Oxygen to the tank first and then top off with air to end up with the desired Nitrox mix. Because pure Oxygen is being used to fill the cylinder initially, the tank and valve must be O2 cleaned and filled with Oxygen compatible air. Oxygen compatible air has been through extra filtration to ensure fewer oils and hydrocarbons as compared to standard air and avoids contaminating the tank and valve. To put it mathematically.....100% Oxygen + Hydrocarbon = BOOM!

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:38 AM   #3
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Re: air nazi in marathon !

how many gas fumes are you filling up in your air? dont see how you could breath a gas at its LEL (lower explosive level), even a pure o2 LEL, and not notice it/be able to actually breath it. i dont buy it....
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:10 AM   #4
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Re: air nazi in marathon !

I'm lost are you saying you had a nitrox sticker on your tank and you wanted air? Are you saying you had air tanks without sticker and wanted nitrox?

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Old 08-10-2018, 09:16 AM   #5
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Facilities that deliver air only, don't require all the safety filters for hydrocarbon removal. As such, the possibility exists that one's tank can be contaminated. Pure O2 and hydrocarbons are an explosive combination.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:15 PM   #6
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Re: air nazi in marathon !

Yes so the idea is that they are pumping dirty air and wish to avoid the potential of contaminating the customers tanks.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:41 AM   #7
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Re: air nazi in marathon !

Never had a problem with Hooks. Used them for years, for tank rentals and air fills.

Of course, that is the reason I dont have "nitrox" stickers on any of my tanks, only MOD stickers.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:52 PM   #8
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Yep had nitrox stickers on tanks so im o2 cleaned. All i wanted is what they had pumped 21 percent air . they couldnt do that so no bang involved . Dah! So they just told me mentally there air is dirty like Jim said.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:58 PM   #9
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So mathematically your telling me we all should be blown up or walking around like a mad hatters. because if you havent noticed the oxygen they put in the tanks are commmercial grade welding oxygen not medical grade . i dont know how im still alive today.
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