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    Default Looking for SCBA bottle protection

    I have seen and heard others talk about SCBA bottle "condoms".

    Basically, they are a clear plastic tube that fits tight around your SCBA cylinders to protect them from scratches and nicks and such.

    I need to find where to buy them, and who makes them, and info on them for my department.

    Anybody know?
    Anybody use them?
    If so, what do you think?
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    Thanks ECo29, but that's not it.

    What I'm after is a clear "tube", that fits only over the cylinder. Tight fitting, kinda like a shrink wrap.

    It has to be cut off for the hydro tests. It covers only the composite part of the cylinder, not the valve assembly. You would use one on each of your SCBA bottles.

    200 bottles = 200 cover things.

    I just need to find out what those "cover things" are, and where to get them.

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    Yea,sorry,I can't find the link. I'll try to help you I'll search what I can I'll let you know what I find
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    Default SCBA Cylinder Condom

    What I'm after is a clear "tube", that fits only over the cylinder. Tight fitting, kinda like a shrink wrap.
    http://www.3-dpolymers.com/

    Here is the link to the company in California we bought ours from. We have only the bottom portion, not the neck.

    We put ours on ourselves,it really makes a difference in the wear and tear the cylinders take.

    Hope this helps.

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    I can't get the link to work.

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    Copy the link and paste it in your browser without the last / that made it work for me.

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    I guess I'm just confused....... Is it supposed to protect for bumps, nicks, scratches??? I can't imagine a piece of plastic being that durable.......
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    Originally posted by firenresq77
    I guess I'm just confused....... Is it supposed to protect for bumps, nicks, scratches??? I can't imagine a piece of plastic being that durable.......
    ...or heat resistant....
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    Originally posted by dmleblanc


    ...or heat resistant....
    That, too!!
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    Question Hrm.

    I am curious as to what a department is doing to its bottles if they require extra protection from nicks and scratches. I know very busy departments that don't use anything like this... And their bottles work just fine (although they look a little ragged).

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    SCBA I have sent you a PM for a local vendor. We looked at them for our department as an easy way to identify our bottles during multi-agency operations. At this time they are not recognized by the state fire commission. Approval is pending as we speak.
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    Originally posted by cozmosis
    I am curious as to what a department is doing to its bottles if they require extra protection from nicks and scratches. I know very busy departments that don't use anything like this... And their bottles work just fine (although they look a little ragged).
    Well, here's the deal. According to the information I have, and have personally seen, the new carbon bottles tend to be a little tenderer than the fiberglass wrapped bottles. Also, I understand that the nicks and gauges in a carbon bottle, can't be fixed like they do on the fiberglasa bottles.
    Basically, a nick/scratch on a fiberglass bottle goes to hyderotest, they put epoxy on it (if it's not too deep), hydro, and back in service. On a carbon bottle, that same nick/scratch is a failure, and the bottle has to be taken out of service and destroyed.

    So it's not that they require extra protection, it's just that they can't be fixed. That's 500-900 dollars per bottle.

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