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Old 06-05-2008, 06:19 PM   #11
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also make sure that you don't carry your tank inside the passenger compartment of your vehicle
I disagree. I think that it's reasonably safe to transport a cylinder inside a car, so long as the cylinder is secured to prevent it rolling around.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:42 PM   #12
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I disagree. I think that it's reasonably safe to transport a cylinder inside a car, so long as the cylinder is secured to prevent it rolling around.
It's probably reasonably safe if it is secured and don't have a trunk, but if you have a trunk you should probably put it in there just as an extra safety precaution.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:46 PM   #13
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It's probably reasonably safe if it is secured and don't have a trunk, but if you have a trunk you should probably put it in there just as an extra safety precaution.
I would think that it's safer strapped in the passenger compartment. If you put it in the trunk and it's rolling around, there's a chance the valve can get damaged. And if it does, that thing will be a missile.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:39 PM   #14
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Wow you are lucky that didn't go off while you were in the car. If you in the car and didn't get out immediately I don't what to think what would have happened to you...

I do think that you could take it in the car with you, securely fashioned and with the ac on... But I'd remove it as soon as you get out of the car so it doesn’t have a chance to heat up...

Good to hear you only lost a refill worth of CO2...

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:31 PM   #15
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Yeah, it was kinda crazy. Most of the paper I have in my truck is stuck in the pocket behind the drivers seat.

It was put away pretty good. I can't imagine how much force it took to get it out of the seat pocket!

Lesson learned. Definitely.

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:32 PM   #16
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heh, well I am about to go and refill my propane tank...and it will travel inside my car both ways. But, I am not too scared just as long as I don't see Roy Scheider standing in the middle of the road with his revolver

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Do propane tanks hold the same danger? Mine is under my deck at the moment and gets full sun in the afternoon. I also got my first CO2 tank a few months back and it rode in my back floor board so it couldn't roll around. Actually I was somewhat nervous the entire time like I was transporting a WMD.

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Old 06-09-2008, 02:33 PM   #18
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Thanks for the heads up. Prost!

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Old 06-09-2008, 02:43 PM   #19
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yea scares the **** out of you when that disk blows. Happened all the time while playing paintball, especially out here in AZ. And these were only 20oz tanks. Couldnt imagine what a 5lb tank would do

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Do propane tanks hold the same danger? Mine is under my deck at the moment and gets full sun in the afternoon. I also got my first CO2 tank a few months back and it rode in my back floor board so it couldn't roll around. Actually I was somewhat nervous the entire time like I was transporting a WMD.
Propane tank don't carry the same kind of pressure a CO2 tank does. But there no way on earth I'd leave one inside a hot car on a summer day.

Shouldn't this be under Bottling / Kegging. No offence to the OP but anyone that would leave a full CO2 tank inside a vehicle in the summer. Probably won't notice this sticky under Equipment.
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