I arrived home around 4:30 this afternoon and found a big box under my carport and felt like a kid at Christmas time, I checked the address label and sure as shooting it was from AoA.
I got my big strong son to get it indoors and once in used a chair as a hand truck and positioned it where I needed it.
Unlike a kid with a new toy I read and reread the manual, past experience had taught me. :wink:
I checked all fittings to be sure they were tight, put the adoptor on the electric cord and went to fill with coolent, take note the cap does not screw off like I thought, it pulls up and out as its just a vinyl plug.
Mine came with a din fitting, I asked them to ship a Foster fitting and double male along with it but they forgot so I removed the Din fitting and found you don't need the double male the Foster fits right on.
Watch when you unpack it from the box, the vent screw was floating in the bottom of the box and could easly have been lost.
I live in Fl. and the water has lyme in it so I used distilled water, it takes about a half gallon in which I mixed the little bottle of what I believe is anti-freeze for better heat transfer.
I fired my B-50 low, connected the Foster fitting and positioned myself to keep an eye the gauge thinking to switch it off when it hit 200 bar but no need to worry, not only did it fill in less than a minute, much less really, but it shut off automatically at about 195 bar, it really surprized me that it filled it so quickly and quietly.
I haven't filled my dive tank as of yet.
The manual states that it will remove 99% of water and as I'm using it in an air conditioned room and when I loosen the vent screw no water emerges as the air is dry to begin with.
So how do I like it, I love it! Its saving this old man's back ( I have degenerative disc disease along with pinched nerves) so this is the greatist thing since sliced bread to me.
How do I rate it? From a scale of 1 to 10 for ease of use =10
Price wise I give it an 8, a little pricey but cheaper than an operation and Doctor's bills. :wink:
So if you've got some extra cash lying around you might want to consider getting one, I immagine with the price of fuel going up the price of everything else will follow, so don't wait too long.
I'll sign off as "Happy Paranoid old Man.