Show me your air tank caddies

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    igolfat8
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    I just picked up a lightly used 60 minute Scott SCBA tank and I need to build a caddy to transport it to and from the range. Thinking of a wood cradle to allow me to set it on the bench horizontally but perhaps something vertical to set beside the bench or perhaps with wheels? Maybe a complete surrounding wood box with an extension to protect the valve in case it’s knocked over? Just looking for suggestion of what works and what doesn’t. Pictures would be helpful to share your creation.

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    davecole
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    Loren
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    This is what I have done for my tanks.  Has 1/2" closed cell foam padding inside and the saddle bags provide space for some other gear.

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    FunGun
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    igolfat8
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    Ingenious Dave!

    Loren, where did you get the bag? Also, where did you get the red cap too?

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    Loren
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    Search ebay for SCBA thread protector and you will find the thread caps.

    I made the tank/range bags.  

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    jdh2550
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    Those tank bags look great!  If you ever make an extra let me know a price.

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    W4c
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    Loren those bags are awesome. Love it

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    Spray1Mark
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    Ambulance people use those bags, you can get similar on the bay, interesting PVC pipe construction there.

    I seem to recall Tomcat had a video showing a bench cradle build a couple of years back didn't he?

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    cosmic
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    +1 Dave !!!

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    Humdinger
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    It's easy to make a tank cradle out of scrap wood, round dowel rod, bungee cord, and eyelets.   The tank is insulated from dings at the base and front shoulder using waffled rubber shelf liner.  This 6.8L tank is covered with two knit ski caps sewn together at the middle of the tank.  One cap has a small hole cut in the top for the valve assembly.  A $15 velcro scuba carrier completes the package.  Two large zip ties hold the strap tightly but are optional. For $25 in materials and a couple of hours of assembly it's an inexpensive, decent looking tank protection setup.

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    Rodeo
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    6.8L tank (74cuft).  Internal padded pvc frame.  Frame extension over valve for some bump protection.  Easy access to valve.  Carry handles and shoulder strap.  Best of all about $35.

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    igolfat8
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    Very nice bag Rodeo. Where did you get it?

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    Rodeo
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    It is an Easton junior size baseball bat bag.  I added the padded pvc internal frame.  Dick's sells the bag for $20 but you can get them for a little less online.  The pvc parts and foam padding came from Home Depot.  There is space inside of the overhang protecting the valve for a small parts bag.  It also fits nicely on the side of my charging station.

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    cwcarrera
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    I have a 45 min SCBA and this is what I put together.  One 6 foot 1×6 board, a bunch of drywall screws, some rubber feet, a few eyelets, a strap and I,m good to go.

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    igolfat8
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    Now that’s a nice rig CW.

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    Bigragu
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    The red dust caps can be found at airtanksplus.com. Very superior product. Comes with the ATP logo, and is a nice tight fit.

     

    While you’re browsing, check out their Kapman quick disconnect caps, made to cap off your male QD foster ends. 

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    Quad82
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    I didn’t like my fill valve getting knocked around. So I made a stand up cradle. It stands up in my wagon when I go back to my range.

     

    i can’t find the picture of the under bench cradle that one of the members made. It was a great idea. So I made one too. It’s just a shelf under the shooting platform to hold the tethered tank close to the rifle muzzle.

     

     

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    Jonah
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    Golf bag cart works well also.

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