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Old 01-24-2008, 08:43 PM
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if you cut the o2 tanks...turn them into gongs ...you'll get more money out of them that way


Gongs or BONGS ?.........
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:57 PM
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OK, I looked and took a photo. They have definitely been cut with a gas axe. Whether they had been cut with something else first I have no way of knowing. They have been here 27 years. They might have even come from the supplier like that and been cut when new and the filler put in after. I say this as there are no scratch marks on the filler. It is smooth, as if it has been plastered. Now I'll have my usual battle posting photos, although the work computer might allow it. Hmm, peice of cake from work. The 2 shots are the same but on different settings
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Gongs or BONGS ?.........
GONGS buddy GONGS.
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you guys have better luck than me, I have a set laying around that none of our lws's would touch unless you had leased them from them. Which of course I hadn't I actually got them from my grandpa some he had bought a long time before I was born. They won't exchange or anything, finally just leased a set from them.
Now tht you leased a set from them see if they will do the exchange on then.. they polly wont look at the date.. they will just assume they are your leased bottles...once they get the the place where they fill them they wont fill them being out of date so they will go to the needs to be certified pile..
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:14 PM
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Clive, Thanks for posting that picture. I've always wanted to know what
thay really looked like inside. I would have thought that the filler went all
the way to the top.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:48 PM
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Yup, thanks clive. I wondered too.
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:24 AM
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Gongs or BONGS ?.........
hey you cant say bong on the internet.....tommy chong got 9months in jail for that
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:02 AM
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hey you cant say bong on the internet.....tommy chong got 9months in jail for that
Now, now, lets be a tad more precise. You can say it, you just can't sell it. Good thing I bought mine early on. I really use it to cool the hot compressed air coming out of my compressor.
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I tried to return an ancient tank to Airgas & they wouldn't take it, so the next stop was Scrapyard Charlie. He used a pipe wrench to remove the valve, the used an O/A torch to slice the tank in half (to remove the filler).

Said he'd done the same thing hundreds of times without incident. Your results may vary
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:04 PM
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I would have thought that the filler went all
the way to the top.
I mentioned that same assumption to Clive in a pmail shortly after he posted those pictures.
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The space at the top of the cylinder is very important. This is where the gas comes out of solution, otherwise when you crack open the cylinder the liquid acetone would pour out. It is also the reason you don't lay a cylinder on it's side in use, the space would fill with liquid. It's not recommended that you do lay a cylinder down, even in transport but if you do or it falls over in a truck and doesn't get noticed for a while. Simply set it upright and leave for at least one hour, this will allow the acetone to be re-absorbed.
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However, I have always heard you should stand one back up for 7 hours before using it.
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