Re: A bad day with CO2...

> From: Mike Bateman <vandi at well_com>
> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 23:12:21 -0800
> Subject: A bad day with CO2...
> I just had an interesting experience with CO2 this week.


> sound suddenly sent every cat on a light-speed dash to the basement and
> sent my heart pounding out of my chest.  It took about 2 or 3 seconds
> for me to regain my composure and to realize what had happened.  The CO2
> tank was lying on its side hissing up an eardrum peircing storm.  The
> safety valve had blown again, only this time only inches away from me!

Holy frag bombs, Batman!  Thanks for the report, and I'm glad no
person/animal was hurt. It's very easy to get rather complacent about
those pressure cylinders and I for one will keep this little incident
in mind for some time to come.

It's also good to know that they appear to `fail-safe'.

Dan Resler

Dept. of Mathematical Sciences            
Virginia Commonwealth University           
Richmond, VA                                    
23284-2014 USA
email: resler at liberty_mas.vcu.edu