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Old 5th November 2006, 17:51   #1 (permalink)
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Found this link on YouTube

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Very scary stuff!

And it was a maintenance guy as well attempting this....

This one is also worth a watch....

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Old 5th November 2006, 17:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Another reason not to mess with O2

Darwin nearly gave out another award for that one.
i don't think that will be my new party trick
just tyred to give you green mate but it wont let me!
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Re: Another reason not to mess with O2

Just scary, can say I know something about this! A month ago I was toping off a helair mix, when mix got to 178bar, I heard a small leak and then at a sudden, BANG, the digital gauge from the decanting whip sheard from it's thread and can say I got white as ice and nearky pissed in my pants!

An other scary thing, a local oxygen supplier fills my 3L oxygen cylinder in under 10 sec !!! When they hand it over he told me "take care not to burn your hands as it's very hot" :o
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Old 5th November 2006, 18:19   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Another reason not to mess with O2

Sh1t that is scary!

So that is obviously NOT the way to deal with a stuck closed valve - what is the right way?!! (give it to someone else)
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Just scary, can say I know something about this! A month ago I was toping off a helair mix, when mix got to 178bar, I heard a small leak and then at a sudden, BANG, the digital gauge from the decanting whip sheard from it's thread and can say I got white as ice and nearky pissed in my pants!

An other scary thing, a local oxygen supplier fills my 3L oxygen cylinder in under 10 sec !!! When they hand it over he told me "take care not to burn your hands as it's very hot" :o
I'd keep my 3l and valve very very very very very very very very very clean if I were you
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Re: Another reason not to mess with O2

take it to the edge of a local rock quary...the highest bit you can find a throw it off ........i had some very old ali tanks that were last filled in 1978 and were still full and this was my plan...just for fun mind you:D
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Sh1t that is scary!

So that is obviously NOT the way to deal with a stuck closed valve - what is the right way?!! (give it to someone else)
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take it to the edge of a local rock quary...the highest bit you can find a throw it off just for fun mind you:D
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That's kinda scary really John, as I was thinking the same solution... :D

I do have to say that in the same situation I would 'maybe' have tried the same solution this guy tried as it would 'appear' to make sense.

Obviously he got proved wrong and I'll remember not to make the same mistake & find another way to safely dispose of the cylinder.
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I'd keep my 3l and valve very very very very very very very very very clean if I were you
Not to get I just keep far far far far far far far far AWAY ;)
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Not to get I just keep far far far far far far far far AWAY ;)
To me that means one of 2 things....

In a galaxy far far away

Or at least at the far side of town getting a beer somewhere nice & sheltered! ;)

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Re: Another reason not to mess with O2

hello mate it would be the last thing i would have tryed....can you just Imagen the pressure on them threads and the friction it would cause trying to undo it? the heating would be massive and i believe they are taper threads so at some point it will just let go with out warning......give it back to the gas supplier or throw it off a cliff
or if you have the room like we have at the ranch put it in the fire pit........and run away...far away!
it is fire works night after all!
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I do have to say that in the same situation I would 'maybe' have tried the same solution this guy tried as it would 'appear' to make sense.

Obviously he got proved wrong and I'll remember not to make the same mistake & find another way to safely dispose of the cylinder.
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