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Re: Victor portable Oxy-Acetylene kit - tip selection?

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01-13-2013 01:47:35

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When you toss cylinders in the trunk of your car, you should toss the acetylene in standing up. I was always told when you lay an Acetylene cylinder down you should not use it for 24 hours so the acetone can settle back down to the level it is supposed to be at.
When we would high line cylinders from ship to ship we would not use the acetylene for 24 hours. I am sure you know not to use an acetylene cylinder laying down.

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01-13-2013 07:28:02

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 Re: Victor portable Oxy-Acetylene kit - tip selection? in reply to JOB, 01-13-2013 01:47:35  
Yes, you are correct. The cylinders need to stay upright. Which is why the small bottles are nice (for me). I transport them in the plastic tote that came with the kit. It keeps them secure from rolling around or banging into each other and I am able to keep them upright.

Obviously anytime you transport compressed flammible gas you need to be as careful as possible as there is always risk - much the same as when you transport 20 lb bottles of propane for the gas grill.

I always try to drive directly to and from the gas distributer with no side stops to minimize the time in the car.

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