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Re: Oxygen Bottle Replacement

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01-27-2013 18:50:00

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Well since you YELLED AT ME ,I'll just yell rite back . I ONLY STATED WHAT MY SUPPLIER TOLD ME . But I will definitely confront him again about it . I never heard that Airco sold out to Linde . My shop account is under the Airco name & payments go to Airco .But now I'm curious . If I don't forget when I go out for another refill , I'll ask him that also . I do know ever since this guy started running this supply store , he's layed off , & fired people . Now he himself manages the business & does counter sales , & dock work by himself .When he gets busy , it takes more time to get my counter business done & to get out of there . This guy was originally with GOSS Gas , another local supplier run by his brother who surprisingly has the last name of GOSS . They said he got tossed out due to his self centered method of running the family business . So apparantly that statement was true . I have troubles with a Know-It-All myself . So I just accept some of what he says . God bless, Ken

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01-27-2013 19:01:43

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 Re: Oxygen Bottle Replacement in reply to Ken-Pa, 01-27-2013 18:50:00  
I was intending to yell at you Ken, just in general so one else follows this practice because the first thing you learn in O/A safety is to never open the acetylene very far in case you have to shut it off in a hurry. If your cylinder uses a key always leave it in place for this purpose. Yelling at your supplier for giving you this wrong info about acetylene might be in order though. It wasn't just wrong info, it was dangerously wrong. Your welding supply could be called Airco and have nothing to do with the old Airco brand name/trademark. Airco was very big in O/A and formed a division that originated many cutting machines, including the Radiagraph, Camograph and pipe cutting machines. They also held the first patents and introduced MIG welding in 1948.

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01-27-2013 19:52:31

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 Re: Oxygen Bottle Replacement in reply to Stick welding, 01-27-2013 19:01:43  
I will definitely mention it to the guy at Airco next time out . I appreciate the info . I'm definitely not what you'd call a welder but do enjoy the challenge & experience learned . I'm only a hobbiest doing my own repairs . I definitely don't profess being a know it all . I'm enjoying plus wanting to learn & I do learn new things daily . God bless , Ken

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01-27-2013 21:44:04

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 Re: Oxygen Bottle Replacement in reply to Ken-Pa, 01-27-2013 19:52:31  
Look in a manual that comes with a torch set. I'm almost certain it will state not to open the acetylene more than 1 1/2 turns. If it doesn't, you can refer to the oxy/acetylene handbook put out by Esab.

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