Looking for scuba compressor 4500 psi

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    arrowheadsaver
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    Looking to buy a compressor that will fill to 4500 psi that is scuba certified as i dive, and it will fill my great white air tank for my guns. The new compressors are to much money. Lol

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    Healthservices
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    what prices are you seeing?

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    c.wallace_06
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    Alkin

     

    you wanna play you gotta pay😂

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    Healthservices
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    Basically 3k is the starting point from what I have researched so far, for something that can be considered reliable. Unless somehow you can find a pre-owned unit. Then its a pre-owned unit….

     

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    Odoyle
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    $2500 Coltri MCH6 on sale from Nuvair  would be the cheapest for breathable air.

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    scratchcoobster
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    Yeah, it’s the “breathable” part that is the toughest. Expensive too.

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    nugria
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    Hi Arrowheadsaver,

    Keep an eye on craigslist.  I'm lucky to be in a coastal area.  My last 6 year old Bauer Jr. with 20 hours was $1400.  There was a nice Oceanus out your way a few months back (better pump than the Bauer Jr.) in the $2300 range.

    If you go used be sure to watch the age of the filter assembly as many have a finite life.  (15 years according to Bauer for their common canisters.) A pressure vessel failure is often fatal so don't cheap out with HPA.  If you want to fill your dive tanks you know enough to use a quality breathable compressor with the correct lube.

    Be patient.  They turn up in the strangest places.  Watch the municipal auctions as first responders need their SCBA filled.  Military uses a bunch of compressors also.

    Good luck!,

    Nugria

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    arrowheadsaver
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    Thank you for your responses. I live accross the street from a fire station, but they wont fill for me.. :(

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    Healthservices
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    arrowheadsaver

    Thank you for your responses. I live accross the street from a fire station, but they wont fill for me.. :(

    Find our when they retire their pumps!

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    bubblerboy64
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    ALKIN 

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    arrowheadsaver
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    Healthservices i'll look into it.

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    cootertwo
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    If/When I buy my next compressor, it will probably be an Alkin. Also, I've learned, the hard way, if you start out cheap, you'll spend more in the long run. Also, the value of a used Alkin, is much more than a used Chinese clone.

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    steve-l
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    There is no inexpensive solution here. Don't waste your time even looking for one. This is a one time suck it up expense. You will get over it and you won't regret it in 6 months. The up side is they hold their value if you should leave the airgun scene. Buy Bauer or a Bauer class compressor, nothing less and you won't regret it.

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    arrowheadsaver
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    Im leaning toward new as its tough to find a good used one for a reasonable price. 

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    Str8tshooter
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    I would imagine the fire departments use a large compressor similar to the dive shops that can fill multiple tanks at the same time and not something you would want for home use? I would not recommend the Daystate/Coltri if you want to fill to 4500 psi. I would go with Bauer, they are considered the best and what the dive shops that I have been to use. I think they would hold their value better and be easier to sell if you needed to. My neighbor has a Jr. and says it will do 6000 psi fill and the only compressor that you can mix gas with if you want to get your Padi Tech Cert.   

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    SMH77
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    I had the same desire: my Alkin W31 Mariner just arrived today…  $3260 to my company's loading dock.

    I dealt with David from Alkin, and he was great.  He said the unit I bought is mainly sold for naval applications and is the unit that goes on submarines for filling diving tanks.  He did say that airgunners buying the compressor are now making up nearly 50% of the sales for the compressor-I was blown away by that fact!  
     

    So yes, the Alkin unit is designed for breathable air output.  I asked him about that specifically myself. 
     

    I got the vertical configuration.

    Steve (Humdinger) on the forums has been super helpful with explaining everything to me as I haven’t researched the compressor side of things a whole lot before buying.

    Let us know what you decide.

    Sean

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    arrowheadsaver
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    I did like that vertical design on the Alkin. Seems like a good price too. 

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    jarmstrong
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    Coltri MCH 6 with shipping $2500 1 week delivery

    https://www.scubastore.com/scuba-diving/coltri-portable-mch6-em-300-bar/137578718/p

    I missed the code BF15 for black friday 15% off on the home page

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    arrowheadsaver
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    Does it look like its gunna be a good compressor?  (Coltri)

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