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Question about acetelene
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magpie    Posted 06-30-2002 at 06:25:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I aim to put my welding machine, a four cylinder hobart in the back of a pickup with a canopy. Of course I will pipe the exhaust out the back door when I have it running. I also want to put the oxy-acyetelene set in the truck with it, because the two are used together and it gets it out of the way in the garage. Now, am I creating a dangerous situation having acyetelene in an enclosed space? I would have the back of the canopy and the tailgate open while in use. Kind of wondering about this here.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 06-30-2002 at 09:40:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Any one that carries gas cyls on a truck keeps them ventilated. If they are inside a compartment it has a grill on it. Just make sure that you keep the acetelene bottle upright as the acitone or whatever it is called that makes the acetelene stable under compression doesn't come out with the gas. Acetelene will blow up if put under a pressure of 15 psi on it's own.
Later Bob

magpie    Posted 06-30-2002 at 12:56:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the input guys, I think I will not put the oxy-acy in the truck. If it makes me even slightly uneasy, I wont be able to live with it. I remember a case in Vancouver a few years ago, an acy bottle blew up in a car trunk, never found out why. But kinda scary.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 06-30-2002 at 13:19:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where be it black bird too?( Wurzel song:<))The oxygene bottles are the worst. Some time ago some divers in Lake Ont. found a number of OXY bottles at the bottom of the lake I was told. They checked the serial#'s and traced them to a certian industrial establishment on the North Shore of the lake east of the Center Of The Universe. Upon further investigation it was found that bored employees of the said Ind.Est. had been setting full bottles on a bank and knocking the heads off them with a sledg hammer and launching them south ward, Coulda got us kicked out of NATO if they made it over the lake.
Later Bob

magpie    Posted 07-01-2002 at 07:09:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like an expensive way to entertain employees!

PCC-AL    Posted 06-30-2002 at 07:15:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it were me, I wouldn't do it just because I'm a bit extra cautious. Got to be as old as I am by being this way. I'm always suspicious of leaks in any type of compressed gas containers.You may want to go over to the tool board and ask T-bone as he and some others have lots of experience in welding and cutting. Be careful.

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