I looked into the Faber 50s as a twin set. My biggest objection was that the tanks are over 25 inches long (not including the valve). That is about the length of an aluminum 80. I’m afraid they would hit my legs as I swam with a double hose positioned correctly on my back. They are 5.5 inch in diameter and require special bands. You can find 5.5-inch diameter bands to use with the Faber steel LP50's at the following:EHowe wrote:I've seen twin 50's using low pressure faber steel tanks advertised in a couple of places. Looks like it could be a hot setup using VDH plate and wing. I picked up an older dual outlet Sherwood manifold with a center port and an 8 1/2" spread that I thought might work nicely after I clean it up and go through it. Anyone have experience with anything similar?
DAAquamaster,DAAquamaster wrote:I currently dive side mount with LP 45s in smaller caves, for recreational dives and I'll carry a single LP 45 as bailout on recreational side mount rebreather dives. They hold 56 cu ft at 3300 psi and 60 cu ft at 3600 psi.
I've certainly considered doubling them up for back mount double hose diving, but the closest I've got a suitable manifold is a single outlet manifold designed for double AL 30s.
The Faber LP 45s are a lot lighter in the water than the galvanized Worthington LP 45s. The Worthingtons are a few pounds more negative full or empty than a set of steel 72's.
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