View Full Version : Well I made the plunge!

10-10-2003, 07:42 PM

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10-10-2003, 08:16 PM
Well, it's about damn time.
Seriously, you will never regret it. Enjoy it, and be safe.

10-10-2003, 08:35 PM
Once you get used to it don't ever get rid of it,a good torch outfit is like a drug!

10-10-2003, 10:14 PM
I am not a regular on this board, just dropped in and saw the post. No way you can get an acetlyene tank loaded in an SUV in this town, or the trunk of a car for that matter. Too many people have been killed by explosions due to gas from lying the bottles on their side in enclosed vehicles. Ask Air Liquide, I think they got sued heavily over one of them.
Glad you and yours made it home safe.

10-11-2003, 12:26 AM
The same goes for ordinary 20lb propane tanks. They are supposed to be upright and not inside the vehicle. Not really a problem here since everyone drives a pickup. How do they do it in the city???

10-11-2003, 12:42 AM
It was probably a Ford SUV. If it blew up, they could blame the tires.
None of the distributors around here will load a tank in an enclosed vehicle. I built a tank carrier for my truck. It takes about 5 minutes to bolt it in and I can cary 4 120's safely.

10-11-2003, 01:31 AM
Yeah, DOT regulations state they have to be transported upright in open air. Inside a car is a strict no-no. Pick-up or stake bed truck is the prefered method.

10-11-2003, 09:26 AM

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10-11-2003, 09:46 AM
If I'm not mistaken, the same applies to the good old gas can. The same dangers are involved.
My experience is that the dealers will not load them in your vehicle. They give them to you and walk away.

10-11-2003, 10:24 AM

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10-11-2003, 10:42 AM
I was referring to transporting a gas can, for carrying gas for your lawn mower.
The dangers involved are in a collision, or sudden maneuver that results in the object being tossed about.

10-11-2003, 10:46 AM

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10-11-2003, 12:04 PM
All this scare talk about oxy-acetylene tanks etc. is over doing it a lot. Obviously all the dangerous things can happen but it is also obvious that there are hundreds of thousands of oxy-acetylene rigs lying around and used by the most ignorant, abusive people on the planet every day. Just go to a scrap yard or almost any shade tree auto repair place and you will see hoses half burned through, valves that look like they were dragged behind a truck, broken glass on gauges, torches used for hammers and bottles in every orientation other than upside down. If the hazards mentioned here were half close to as serious as they are made out to be there would be dead bodies in the street and explosions like pop corn. Be careful but give it a rest.

10-11-2003, 12:52 PM
You are so right Cass. Those statements apply to many other things too. Eye protection like safety glasses and face shields, safety shoes and so on.
If things were that bad, there would be lots of one eyed, one footed people running around too.
Screw it, accidents only happen to the other guy.

10-12-2003, 01:28 AM
Once you have seen the destruction that blown up tanks can cause first hand, you would think twice about not thinking it is a serious matter.Oh and by the way, they only found some of the body parts, and parts of the building that was leveled were found as far as two blocks away. I have my tanks picked up and delivered by my supplier which is only 3 0r 4 times a year.

10-13-2003, 01:11 AM
Ok Ok, ease up a little. RLDCO I am calling you on your story. I would like to use the Internet and my research capability to find the story you are talking about. I will report all I can find. Just give me the particulars.


10-13-2003, 11:12 PM
This happened 6 or 7 years ago in Reading, Pa. at the Butler co. I am not trying to make it sound like this is the worst thing. It would just be sad if somebody lost their life to carlessness.

10-14-2003, 01:26 AM
I found a picture but not the full story.


03-21-2004, 07:47 PM
Air Liquide has pictures of the mess they make added to posters if you are interested in that end. I won't even carry one in the back of my truck without a cap.
David from jax

03-21-2004, 08:36 PM
Made the plunge? What did you do? remove all the keys from your keyboard except for the period and enter key?

03-21-2004, 08:47 PM
Dan, why are you deleting all of your old posts? I referred someone to several of them in the archives, but they had little value with all the deletions.

03-21-2004, 11:03 PM
Here's a link to some pictures of a little fire my crew was on the other day in Miami. Apparently it got started when a small acetylene bottle got tipped over, the valve broke off and the fork lift ignited the blaze.

03-21-2004, 11:18 PM
Nothing to worry about, just a little old fire. Probably wouldn't hurt anybody cause it is just a little bit of gas...

David from jax

(nice pictures Mike)

03-22-2004, 03:20 AM
Yeah, Dan. Whats up?

03-22-2004, 10:50 AM

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03-22-2004, 12:20 PM
Don't worry about it Dan. Although I do seem to attract some criticism from time to time it doesn't bother me as long as it doesn't contain personal invective. You may note that I never say or imply anything in my posts that could be interpreted as a personal insult (with the exception of that doorknob last year trying to swap pirated software). I expect the same from everyone else and that is almost always the case. I don't mind valid criticism and am not hurt by it. In nearly every case the criticism is honestly given and has at least some merit, certainly in the eye of the giver. I value your comments as well and you should say what you think.

03-22-2004, 12:23 PM
well, it's your posts. do as you please with them.
but I THINK it's ridiculus.

Here's an example:

Ha, I said it. you read it. now if you go and do it I'm not going to feel a bit sorry.

If your bereaved family wants to sue me into the ground? bah. that only happens in the news. right?

now really, were all here to toss about ideas. I don't want to live in a world where people are afraid to do that.


03-22-2004, 12:27 PM

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03-22-2004, 12:39 PM
Dan: Don't forget that the saying "your mileage may vary" is (or should be) always implied. Unless someone is using the same machine, same tools, same material and working from the same prints, woke up with the same wife and had the same thing for breakfast, results will always vary and one should always consider their own application of another's advice.

Feel free to toss out whatever you've got whenever you want to contribute http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Now, you go put all those posts back http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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03-22-2004, 03:40 PM
oops, posted in wrong thread, hehe.

Speaking about tolerances, I found that the compound screw on my SB9 has a lot of wear. I go to face off .066, and it removed only .025. Hmm. Well, I just moved the compound near its extents where the screw is not warn down and had near perfect results. Its too easy machining stuff to get paranoid about tolerances. I was mad that one of my axles was a few thousands too short, then I realised, hell, thats the width of a human hair, the track at the live steam clubs aint that accurate.

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G.A. Ewen
03-22-2004, 03:51 PM
I'm with Evan and nheng on this one. Your thoughts and ideas are of value. From your past posts it is evident that to me that you would never intentionally insult someome or give bad advice. I think that we are all big enough to take whatever anyone posts with a grain of salt. I, for one, hope to hear from you often.