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[APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 10, Issue 9
> Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 12:35:55 -0400
> From: "Kurt Wiedenhoeft" <kurt at saskia_com>
> Subject: [APD] transporting CO2 tanks?
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> All this talk about CO2 tanks reminds me of something my supplier told
> me the last time I got a CO2 tank. He told me that in Florida it's
> illegal to transport a filled tank in my car ($10,000 fine no less),
> that it should only be transported in an open pickup truck. He said one
> of their customers got stopped by the police after somebody noticed the
> tank in the back of her car at a Wal-mart parking lot (that I can
> I find that really hard to believe, especially since I've never heard
> that when I pick up a propane tank with my car. On the other hand, I'd
> hate to be proved wrong... has anyone else heard this?
Federal DOT regs require compressed gas bottles to be transported and stored
in an upright position and secured for safety reasons. I suspect many
localities may add on rules about transportation inside a vehicle. Laying
down in the back of a pickup is just as big a violation. Any traffic cop
who works the main roads will be aquatinted with the rules, or anyone who
has hazmat training. Local police would probably just give you a lecture on
the safety hazard.
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