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Storing acetylene tanks outside


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

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.


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.

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