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    Storing tanks outside

    Wife not happy about having numerous cylinders in the house, we don't have a garage so only option is garden.

    Is there any issue with storing tanks outside? obviously ill get some sort of shed to encase them from rain etc.

    Im more concerned about the cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madocks View Post
    Wife not happy about having numerous cylinders in the house, we don't have a garage so only option is garden.

    Is there any issue with storing tanks outside? obviously ill get some sort of shed to encase them from rain etc.

    Im more concerned about the cold
    I store a lot of tanks outside in a wooden shed along with weights & fins, have for years and never been a problem.

    If buying/making a new shed thouigh i'd strongly reccommend insulation, a ply lining and a tight door.
    It's little extra cost and enables it to be used for other kit as well.

    PS: also a good idea to have a raised plinth and not put them straight onto concrete etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madocks View Post
    Wife not happy about having numerous cylinders in the house, we don't have a garage so only option is garden.

    Is there any issue with storing tanks outside? obviously ill get some sort of shed to encase them from rain etc.

    Im more concerned about the cold
    Security would be my main concern, that would be the case for any outbuilding.

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    All my kit other than stuff with batteries lives in the unheated garage outside.
    I've never had any problem with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tel View Post

    If buying/making a new shed thouigh i'd strongly reccommend insulation, a ply lining and a tight door.
    It's little extra cost and enables it to be used for other kit as well.
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    My garden is tiny, I was looking at something really small like a coal bunker!

    Or I could always chuck the mrs in the garden and keep the tanks inside

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    Now your thinking like a diver

    You will be on wife no 3 before you know it
    None diver as of 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobfish1 View Post
    Now your thinking like a diver

    You will be on wife no 3 before you know it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madocks View Post
    My garden is tiny, I was looking at something really small like a coal bunker!

    Or I could always chuck the mrs in the garden and keep the tanks inside
    Bit of CLS timber and some shiplap then

    Or just buy a Keter midi, they run out at around £80, but can get cheaper other brands for £60.
    Also worth looking for this on Gumtree etc as they are plastic they often come up really cheap.


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    What about rental? Tanks are a PITA with all the BS about tests and so on. Cardiff scuba rents a full tank for £7.50 take it back empty. This is SOP in France, most French divers don't own a tank.

    Bit more of a faff but not really that much more off a faff than going getting a fill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    What about rental? Tanks are a PITA with all the BS about tests and so on. Cardiff scuba rents a full tank for £7.50 take it back empty. This is SOP in France, most French divers don't own a tank.

    Bit more of a faff but not really that much more off a faff than going getting a fill.
    Yes I never understood the British obsession with having their own tanks ... heavy and bulky to move around and expensive to own unless you're doing a-lot of diving (1 day per month on twins cost you more than £10 per day to keep in service etc etc)


 
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