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Oxygen tanks in same room with propane


#1

Hi. My name is Lolly Harrison. I live on the outskirts of
Austin, Texas. I have been in business for 6 years and have a line
of silver and 18k jewelry- all handwrought pieces with custom
designed interwoven intials.

I saw the post regarding oxygen tanks and propane being stored in
the same room–forgive my ignorance, but what’s the deal? As long
as I’ve been making jewelry, I’ve never been told of any dangers
with this. Going forward, what is one supposed to do with their
set up if using oxy/propane?

Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to more helpful
communication online.


#2

I.m a little out of touch with any changes in the fire codes
regulating oxygen and acetylene in the same room. The codes were
(at least) such that the quantity of gases involved were the
regulating issue. Single cylinders of each could be kept in a
normal shop area without a problem. After all the years I spent in
the gas business (over 40) I’M not fond of storing or keeping
acetyle cylinders in my house. I use acetylene and propane in my
shop on occasion, but work in an outide area as much as possible.
In my opinion piping into home shop may be riskier than the
cylinders. Jesse also in Austin


#3
I saw the post regarding oxygen tanks and propane being stored in
the same room--forgive my ignorance, but what's the deal?  As long
as I've been making jewelry, I've never been told of any dangers
with this.  Going forward, what is one supposed to do with their
set up if using oxy/propane?

At the suggestion of the local fire marshall, my propane is now
outside, and my oxygen inside. Apparently, if there were a house
fire, the possibility of release of gasses by both these is high,
making them an extremely dangerous mix!

Marrin Fleet
@Marrin_and_Mary_Dell
Memphis, TN