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Life Update [Aug. 13th, 2005|06:50 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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My life, as read through others:


Today was the first Saturday in as long as I can remember that I had nothing planned. So we slept in until noon and then I went in to work and rearranged my office so it's totally more spacious and clean and usable and pimped out. And then I was so excited by it that I stayed a couple hours and worked on fun stuff.

Ezra from work's having a party tonight at 10pm, but that's when I want to be asleep if I'm going to wake up feeling halfway happy tomorrow morning at 4:30am to go diving with Whitaker and David. We're renting two tanks each this time so we don't need to go get fills as often.

[User Picture]From: jackbrinks
2005-08-14 06:04 am (UTC)
See if you can rent low pressure steel tanks. PST makes great tanks. You can overfill them with no problems so that you have a nice safety buffer and you aren't finishing every dive with 300 - 500 PSI. The older LP tanks hold 80|95|104 @ 2640 PSI but can be safely overfilled to 3400. That turns them into a 103|122|134. At those pressures you'd want to switch from Yoke to DIN valves though.

Even the HP steel tanks are better than Al. Much more gas in a smaller tank that ends the dive neutral (instead of positive with Al) so you can take weight off of your weight belt.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-08-14 11:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, we're all going steel soon here. Rental is just sometimes scarce, and even buying is hard because of "the Chinese construction market" (if that's accurate?) and the cost/availability of steel?
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[User Picture]From: nick
2005-08-14 02:56 pm (UTC)
No, it's true, steel is crazy expensive right now. Of course so is concrete, those crazy china-men are starting to pretend like they are a real industrialized country or something... I forget the exact number, but the amount of concrete they are going through on a weekly basis is downright ludacris.
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[User Picture]From: righellis
2005-08-14 11:18 pm (UTC)
I know Sands Corp. is using a shit load on their Venetian Macao and Singapore projects...
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