SCUBA Tank Rack

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Four SCUBA tank rack. The racking system will hold my SCUBA tanks in place to dive sites.

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Step 1: List & Tools

10 foot 1 1/2 inch PVC Pipe, 1/4 rope.

TOOLS: scissors, hacksaw, drill, 3/8s drill bit, two items (weights) to keep pvc off carpet/newspaper, and sandpaper.

Clean up: newspaper and a vacuum cleaner.

Step 2: Cut and Mark

Cut the factory 10 foot PVC into 2 foot sections, 5 total pieces. Sand paper the ends of each PVC piece. Mark every 8 inches to drill the holes for the rope.

Step 3: Drill


Drill the markings straight through PVC( from one side to the other).  I propped the pieces between two 25lb weights to drill one continuous hole.

With the rope I found at the local hardware store, I had to drill 3/8s pilot holes( 1/4 and 5/16 holes weren't large enough to feed the 1/4 nylon rope through)

Step 4: Lace Rope + Finish Up

Lace the rope through the holes of one side of the piece. Loop the rope around the last piece, and continue on the other side.  It is about 6 inches needed between each pipe. An Overhand knot plus some length is good for adjustments. Finished product will hold four tanks laying down.

Spiff the cosmetic appearance by adding: end caps, plastic tubing between the PVC, and large rubber O rings.

The three rack pictured was the template for my rack.

Pictured tanks are AL 63 CFs and one 80 CF, all with H valves :D

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