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Old 02-09-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Passing this along for anyone in the St. Louis area. I saw this on Craigslist. To far for me to travel to get it.

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mat/2828162710.html

Let me know if you get it and what you plan on making.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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could be a good deal depending on the details- what it was used for, whats inside... etc.

if 100# capacity was liquid volume, that should be around 12 gallons.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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could be a good deal depending on the details- what it was used for, whats inside... etc.

if 100# capacity was liquid volume, that should be around 12 gallons.
Years ago I was at a homebrew club meeting and a member named John proudly showed off the big stainless steel tank he recently acquired from a chemical company surplus sale. John was hoping to use it as a fermenter. Several club members who also happened to be employees of the chemical company, read the warning label still adhered to the tank. They informed John that the tank was used to house a chemical that causes testicular cancer in lab mice. John put it out to the trash. LOL!
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Good point. Knowing my luck, I would have bought it and had to throw it away too.

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #5
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Years ago I was at a homebrew club meeting and a member named John proudly showed off the big stainless steel tank he recently acquired from a chemical company surplus sale. John was hoping to use it as a fermenter. Several club members who also happened to be employees of the chemical company, read the warning label still adhered to the tank. They informed John that the tank was used to house a chemical that causes testicular cancer in lab mice. John put it out to the trash. LOL!
He wasn't going to clean it before use?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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He wasn't going to clean it before use?
The chemical company employees told him he would probably be fine with just cleaning it out, but he didn't want to risk it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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Google is your friend. Looks like it might be a cryogenic tank used to store Argon gas. http://www.hse.gov.uk/cdg/pdf/standard/dot4l.pdf

Page 13 explains the markings on the tank.

My continued reading of the doc shows it could also be used to store liquid oxygen. Either way it looks like a really nice tank that could be used...after thorough cleaning.

I tried to call the guy but got no answer. I was going to ask him if he knew what it had been used for previously.

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Keep us updated if you get it.

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The guy called me back and said that it had liquid nitrogen in it and it came from a hospital.

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The guy called me back and said that it had liquid nitrogen in it and it came from a hospital.
not sure what to think of that, should be ok, right?
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