With regard to leaks, this should be standard procedure when you get
a new tank. Our gas supplier hates us because he has to lug a
mid-size tank up a flight of stairs. But after changing out to the
new tank, I make him stand and wait until the tank passes a leak
When my husband was doing some gas welding in our downtown studio, I
walked by and saw a little flame from the key stem of the acetelyene
tank. Without a word, I grabbed the fire extinguisher and tried to
put it out. That’s when I realized that just because I had this nice
fire extinguisher hanging on the wall, I didn’t know how to use it.
All I could say at that moment was “Dave, Dave, Dave”. My husband
Dave turned to look at me, saw the fire extinguisher and the flame on
the tank. He grabbed the extinguisher and put out the flame. I
figured we were about minutes from blowing ourselves to bits.
Word of caution. Always check for leaks on your tanks. AND learn to
operate your fire extinguisher!
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