BIG nitrox sticker on tank.

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BIG nitrox sticker on tank.

Post by Linedog » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:40 pm

Without this turning into a flame war about law or shop policy, does it matter if I put a huge nitrox wrap around my XS scuba steel tank? I don't normally put stickers on them, 1 cuz I'm anal about my kit. 2 I have read that any sticker might trap water under it and lead to corrosion. Any harm to it?
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Re: BIG nitrox sticker on tank.

Post by CaptnJack » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:55 pm

No real harm, it just doesn't mean anything without: 1) knowing if the tank was O2 cleaned or not 2) analysis of the actual gas. The O2 cleaning status is on the VIP sticker and the contents analysis is on the neck. So what does the wrap tell you?
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Re: BIG nitrox sticker on tank.

Post by BDub » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:59 pm

I personally don't use them, as they don't really serve a purpose to me.

However, I think what it really comes down to is the shop filling your tanks. Some shops want to see the nitrox band, regardless of what information is on the VIP sticker, if they are going to fill a tank with anything other than air.
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Re: BIG nitrox sticker on tank.

Post by Grateful Diver » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:31 pm

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Re: BIG nitrox sticker on tank.

Post by kdupreez » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:57 pm

I don use them and the stickers do leave a white oxidation or some kind of residue or corrosion under the wrap around stickers.

You are supposed to strip them off and replace every year with Viz anyways.

the nitrox clean / oxygen clean indication is supposed to be on the viz sticer, so the wrap around means nothing.

some local shops want to see some form of "nitrox" label and I've seen some people just stick small "nitrox" decals above the VIP sticker.

you also get tank neck stickers that says something to that effect.
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Re: BIG nitrox sticker on tank.

Post by Jeff Pack » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:46 pm

a strip of blue tape with my O2 reading, date, and mod seems to get the point across as well as a decal.
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