Re: CO2 safety

 >From: Earle Hamilton <ehami at sunny_ncmc.cc.mi.us>
 >Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 10:29:17 -0400 (EDT)
 >Subject: CO2 safety


 >My real reason for posting is another co2 problem.  For me it was a 
 >disaster but you may find it amusing and hopefully we can all learn from 
 >my experience.  My co2 20# tank ran out so I took it to the local 

Great post about an important subject.  We don't worry about safety too
much in this hobby, but compressed gasses are certainly a huge safety
concern.  When I certified as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) we
talked at length about proper handling of oxygen cylinders.  Please be
sure your CO2 tanks are secured both during transportation and at home.
Should a tank tip over, the shut-off valve can break off.  If this
happens to a tank under pressure, you've got a very large and potentially
deadly projectile on your hands.  They told us an E cylinder (like
Grandpa's oxygen tank) can go right through a car door if fully loaded.

Be SURE your tank is secured.


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