Once I began lampworking and needed a monster sized oxygen tank
(comparatively speaking) I too was face with the same thoughts.
The conclusion I came to (and I've not yet built it) was to house my
tanks in an insulated and roofed shed structure on the outside of my
work area with the necessary hoses coming through the vent. This
would protect the tanks from the elements. My final design turned out
to be quite an elaborate structure with additional storage for seldom
However, I was talking to a friend who pointed out to me that the
gas supply shops where we both purchase our oxygen store their tanks
outside and unprotected from the elements ...
Sadie In the normally dry and sunny Bay Area in CA - not the case at