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Old 07-19-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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Hey I can pickup a 20# tank that's stamped 2/10 locally for $100, I'm going to get it this afternoon but wanted to see if I was missing something. Guy says it's full and the pic looks shiny and nice. Is there a chance it's filled with something else? A way to check? Is it kosher to put this thing in the trunk while I do some shopping (have to travel to meet him)? Anyways thanks for any help from a lurker.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hydro is good for 5 years from the stamp date, so should be good to go.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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sounds good and thanks for the quick reply, guess no my main concern is driving this thing 30 miles in my truck in the summer...

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It would be smart to put it into a bucket and put a couple icepacks or a couple pounds of ice around it. You can definitely pop the burst disk if you get it over 100F.

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If you have any doubts about it, just take it a place that exchanges instead of filling. then you'll get one that you know is good. I did that with one I got off craigslist for $50. It had an expired stamp and everything, no questions asked.

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Old 07-21-2010, 10:38 PM   #6
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Why in the trunk?
Whats wrong with the back seat?

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Why in the trunk?
Whats wrong with the back seat?
If it gets too hot, the relief valve may let go, filling the car with CO2. Not good if you're inside the car. Also, the pressure in those tanks would be enough to cause some damage if it let go.

To the OP, there isn't any way to fill the tank with anything other than what it's designed for, so you're good.
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i have driven around with a tank in my car tons of times. how long can you hold your breath 30 or 45 seconds , more than long enough to roll the windows down and pull over. plusit will NOT vent at 100f i have been in hundreds of restraunt kitches with CO2 tanks for soda and beer and in the summer time they got hotter than 120f

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how ever you best bet is to leave the tank in the car with the windows down when shoping and to put it in the trunk when driveing the best of both worlds.

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If it gets too hot, the relief valve may let go, filling the car with CO2. Not good if you're inside the car. Also, the pressure in those tanks would be enough to cause some damage if it let go.

To the OP, there isn't any way to fill the tank with anything other than what it's designed for, so you're good.

How many service vans are on the road right now with welding tanks in them.

how many welding bottles are right now stored in the sun on black pavement

the back of a van and black pavement is a heck of cooler that the trunk of a car .

Ill eagle in some states to drive with a pressurized container in trunk of car also It MUST be straped
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