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Old 02-23-2009, 06:15 PM
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Buddy of mine is moving. Was looking around behind the shop out back of his house for scrap metal and junk to haul off.

Well I found a large oxygen tank. Idk what cubic foot size it is, but I would say it stands around 5 feet tall, and is about 10 inches in diameter.

Id say its been out there for at least 5 years, had to have been there when my buddy rented the place. The stick on warning label is mostly intact, and the valve still works. Tank is in good shape, just could use some paint.

What are the chances of getting this thing filled and using it?

The company stamped on it is Selox inc.

Edit: it is a 300 or 400 cubic foot cylinder. Looked up the DOT #.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:33 PM
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That is a non owner bottle and I would guess it will get grabbed if you take it in. It would make a good gong at the gun range. Keep the valve, at some point you will need it.
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Darn it. I could use some larger tanks. My 80 cu. ft. oxygen tank and matched acetylene tank aren't cutting it anymore.

I do like the gong idiea tho. Maybe some over sized wind chimes?
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Oxy gongs...


OM, any use for the valves off medical oxy bottles? I've got a couple that I've thought about gonging out, but have yet to tinker with them.
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That is a non owner bottle and I would guess it will get grabbed if you take it in. It would make a good gong at the gun range. Keep the valve, at some point you will need it.
Around here they are not real picky on ownership of cylinders. My current
supplier just "assumes" their label fell off and slaps on one of theirs. They do
charge if they have to hydro the tank, but it is still a cheap way to add to
your collection.
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Around here they are not real picky on ownership of cylinders. My current
supplier just "assumes" their label fell off and slaps on one of theirs. They do
charge if they have to hydro the tank, but it is still a cheap way to add to
your collection.
It works the same way here Ron, every now and then I'll have a tank given to me and I just add them to the rest. So far they havn't even charged for testing any of them.
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I wish it worked that way here.... I have a 250cuft O2 bottle and a 250cuft C25 bottle that will probably become gongs....
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No luck here, they want their rental money. I've got several I just leave standing outside. I understand the large customer owned tanks are extremely rare and very old. Phil
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Around here there are some hardware stores hooked with a supplier, no questions ask.Trade empty for full and pay the fee.Hydro doesn't even get looked at.
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No luck here, they want their rental money. I've got several I just leave standing outside. I understand the large customer owned tanks are extremely rare and very old. Phil
I own all my tanks. Cheapest way to go in the long run.
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