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Storing acetylene tanks outside


#1

Hello,

I’d like to store my gas tanks in my garage when I’m not using them,
but it’s bitterly cold out there. If I do this, will they work well
when I do use them?

Does it cause any problem to the gauges or gas do this?

Thank you,
Sheridan in Chicago


#2

Hello Sheridan The cold in Chicago is not as bad as the cold up here
in Canada. We have been in a deep freeze since Boxing Day. My
Propane, Acetelyn, and Oxy are all outside and piped into the house
as my shop is in the basement. The temperature outside today is -22C
which is -8F and that is what we have been averaging. Wednesday it is
supposed to get to -27C (-12F). So far I have not had any problems
with the gases freezing or the gauges malfunctioning. I do find the
gases a little sluggish, especially when we first light up.

Karen Bahr “the Rocklady” (@Rocklady)
K.I.S. Creations
May your gems always sparkle.


#3

Sheridan;

Prior to making wax models, I used to run a maintenance department
in Toronto, Canada. We used to store our extra oxygen and acetylene
tanks outside (out of the sun) throughout the year with temperatures
ranging from -25 deg C up to 38 deg C with no adverse effect on
the gas in the cylinders.

Richard
DUBIEL DESIGN STUDIO
Tel: 905.566.0950
Fax: 905.290.9398
@Dubiel_Design_Studio