SurfLung wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:07 pm
The Compressor Solves Everything
- Frankly, I don't know how I got along before I got my compressor. I don't have any of the LDS problems you guys are talking about and I don't worry about what a dive shop will say or do... The compressor is just SO good that if I suddenly couldn't use it anymore, I think I'd just go get another one and put it on the credit card. There wouldn't be any argument in my mind about whether I can justify the cost, etc.
Eben, You really love your compressor, but I'm not making fun of you for that because I feel the same way... about all 4 of them.
It's great making your own clean air and not being insulted by an ignorant t-shirt shop owner.
True story: I went into a nearby "dive shop" a while back hoping to find a new friendly place close to home, and asked the owner if they could fill a like new and in date 2215 psi SCBA cylinder for a local friend of mine. (actually, I do that for him anyway) After a "what's that?" from the owner, and a polite and brief non-confrontational explanation from me about it being what firefighter use, the store owner replied that they couldn't risk damaging their expensive compressor doing something like that. I was almost speechless, but remembered my manners (as taught by my wife) and simply smiled and said that I understood, and agreed that they should only use their compressor in a manner in which they felt comfortable. I couldn't believe I was so nice... but most of you probably know what I was really thinking. I haven't found the need to go back.
OK, now a true story about a nice guy. I must tell y'all about another meticulous vintage diver and his compressor. I was introduced to this compressor today, but instead of being led to the garage as one would expect, we went to the bedroom closet. It was kept under cover and clean enough to eat off of! Very impressive. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that's where my friend Eben keeps his RIX.