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    Question Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    I'm looking to get a pair of 2L Cylinders for my KISS Sport; primarily for travelling - so I'm looking for the lightest ones; which are lighter, Steel or Alloy. I've heard that the thicker walls of the Ally make them heavier than the steels - but whenever I've held a 2L Luxfer, it sure feels lighter than a 2L faber !

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by iratnl  View Original Post
    I'm looking to get a pair of 2L Cylinders for my KISS Sport; primarily for travelling - so I'm looking for the lightest ones; which are lighter, Steel or Alloy. I've heard that the thicker walls of the Ally make them heavier than the steels - but whenever I've held a 2L Luxfer, it sure feels lighter than a 2L faber !
    The lightest 2L cylinders suitable for O2 are SCI: carbon filament on Ali, 300 bar, O2 rated and given the cost of RBs accessories, are affordable. I have one in my hand. They have an 18mm thread.

    Anyone know of any company that makes a 300 bar DIN SCUBA cylinder valve that has an 18mm thread? Getting 25mm valves turned down to 18mm and replated is a pain.

    Alex

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    Have a look at Tecme's website, Martin has nice used ali/carbon 2l tanks, 2,2kg with the valve. I use them on my rEvo. ;)

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by AD_ward9  View Original Post
    Anyone know of any company that makes a 300 bar DIN SCUBA cylinder valve that has an 18mm thread? Getting 25mm valves turned down to 18mm and replated is a pain.
    Alex
    AP Valves do a 232 bar version part no AP93M18

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephane  View Original Post
    Have a look at Tecme's website, Martin has nice used ali/carbon 2l tanks, 2,2kg with the valve. I use them on my rEvo. ;)
    Thanks. I emailed for price and availability for the valves.

    Cheers

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by AD_ward9  View Original Post
    Thanks. I emailed for price and availability for the valves.

    Cheers

    Alex
    Tank thread is small conical. The valve is O2 German standard but Martin can put standard G5/8 DIN instead.
    Have a look:

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    SCI are the way to go as they are easily accessible, there are some nicer cylinders out there but military only i'm afraid...

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by AD_ward9  View Original Post
    The lightest 2L cylinders suitable for O2 are SCI: carbon filament on Ali, 300 bar, O2 rated and given the cost of RBs accessories, are affordable. I have one in my hand. They have an 18mm thread.

    Anyone know of any company that makes a 300 bar DIN SCUBA cylinder valve that has an 18mm thread? Getting 25mm valves turned down to 18mm and replated is a pain.

    Alex
    Where can you get these? Available in DOT spec?

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    2L ally Luxfer stamped up at 3kg .If you want to buy it ? I'm in eastbourne on sunday diving :D

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    Re: Which are the lightest 2L Cylinders

    Alex et al,

    T.D. Preece in Australia do a large variety of different spec valves for scuba, be it military or regular. They have a number of M18 valves depending on the orientation you want.

    http://www.australianvalve.com/

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