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Old 02-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default I just got edumacated on handling O2...

And was privy to viewing some pretty awesome photo's of the result of mis-handling. All I can say is , Wow!

I knew O2 was a powerful oxidizer but, I never really knew just how vicious the stuff can be. Turns out, O2 has the potential to auto-ignite something as simple as oil from your fingers thus causing some pretty substantial damages in the aftermath.

Sheesh!

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Old 02-25-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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Ya, oxygen is crazy. There is a reason they use the stuff as rocket fuel.

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Old 02-25-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Makes me nervous having the tank now (20cu/ft).

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Just don't bang on it with a hammer. Or throw it in a fire

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Or carbonate your beer with it...
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Would be pretty tough to carbonate considering there is no carbon in O2
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Yeah. what makes me nervous is the wee bairne. Who by the way LOVES banging on things with hammers.

Can't hide it in the closet cause that were the water tank and furnace are.

Don't think I should store up high cause gravity may prove to be a b!tch.

I've just got to find a toddler safe place to stash this thing.

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Whatever you do, don't get it in your lungs. I don't want to imagine what would happen...

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And was privy to viewing some pretty awesome photo's of the result of mis-handling. All I can say is , Wow!

I knew O2 was a powerful oxidizer but, I never really knew just how vicious the stuff can be. Turns out, O2 has the potential to auto-ignite something as simple as oil from your fingers thus causing some pretty substantial damages in the aftermath.

Sheesh!
You need to elaborate! Did something burn?
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Yes. There were photo's of melted regs, and blown tanks. all the result of mis-handling. The majority were due to contact with oils the saleman informed me.

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