The discussion about acetylene and the spread of the thread into
various discussions regarding the gas bottles reminded me of a
project I’ve often thought about.
Everybody knows about wind chimes. Usually they’re small things with
a high pitched sound. Frankly I’ve never cared for them. They always
sound tinny to me. Perhaps it’s because I’ve got a hearing loss and I
hear better in the lower ranges. Be that as it may, I’ve had an idea
for making wind chimes out of large gas bottles for a long time.
I would remove the bottoms, remove the valves, then use the valve
threads to suspend them. I’d put a large round metal disk in the
center with a large paddle suspended to catch the wind and make them
sound. As a nod to NIMBYs I realize I’d probably have to do it in
the middle of a large field and not in my residential backyard. I
suppose I’d also have to figure out how to tune a bottle to have some
Has anyone heard of anyone doing anything like this?
Mike DeBurgh, GJG