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  • #16
    Bad News

    One time some scuba divers panted an aluminum tank with enamel and baked it. When it was filled to 3000 psi badness happened!

    r90s
    Careful with That Axe, Eugene

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    • #17
      Badness isn't the word. I'm a SCUBA diver and those tanks are filled to 4500-5000psi.

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      • #18
        5000psi when hydroed. Unless you know someone dumb enough to do it while normally diving?
        I'm not late...
        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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        • #19
          would the enamal have an efect on the tank?? or was the baking the problem as it caused it to become brittle and burst insted of streching a lil bit when filled??
          eather way, that dose sound a bit past a badness happend.
          thanks for the help
          ......or..........
          hope i helped
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          feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
          summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
          JAMES

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Bert View Post
            5000psi when hydroed. Unless you know someone dumb enough to do it while normally diving?
            4500 when diving though it seems like some of the dive shops like to skimp a few hundred pounds on you at times . Everyware i dove in caymens gives you about 75 pounds extra. They realy treat divers well down there.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by fun4now View Post
              would the enamal have an efect on the tank?? or was the baking the problem as it caused it to become brittle and burst insted of streching a lil bit when filled??
              eather way, that dose sound a bit past a badness happend.
              The heat definitely messes up the works. I haven't been diving since the 80's, even though I'm advanced open water with add on credentials. Then new higher pressure tanks had come out, but not many were in use then, because most foreign dive shops didn't have compressors that could take advantage of them. What the status on that is now, I don't know.

              Yes it was more than badness, it involved a death for one person, and a loss of an appendage for another.

              Even though I think welders would be aware of the effects heat could have on metal. I thought I would point this incident out.

              r90s

              P.S.
              Back from the stores and looked at my post again.
              Reason for posting this info in a welding forum, and nothing else meant by last sentence.
              Last edited by r90s; 07-10-2007, 11:17 PM. Reason: Sounded Funny
              Careful with That Axe, Eugene

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              • #22
                wow! talk about behind the times!!! I used to be a Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster. Still got my 4 tanks (aluminum 80's at 3000psi). Guess I gotta look into the higher pressure ones!!!!!
                I'm not late...
                I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                • #23
                  Don't know

                  Originally posted by Bert View Post
                  wow! talk about behind the times!!! I used to be a Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster. Still got my 4 tanks (aluminum 80's at 3000psi). Guess I gotta look into the higher pressure ones!!!!!
                  Bert, I said foreign dive facility compressors couldn't handle that pressure. ****
                  , I did not know of one U.S. dive facility that could make those tanks useful.
                  I thought I was behind the times.
                  lets see

                  http://www.bauercomp.com/

                  **** = hel* ; not anything worse
                  Last edited by r90s; 07-11-2007, 12:52 AM. Reason: you guys are making me look bad!
                  Careful with That Axe, Eugene

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                  • #24
                    thanks
                    Need to get back into scuba diving anyway....
                    I'm not late...
                    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                    • #25
                      air compressor for paint ball. i thought they used Co2???
                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
                      sigpic
                      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                      JAMES

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                      • #26
                        uh,,,, Don't know

                        Originally posted by fun4now View Post
                        air compressor for paint ball. i thought they used Co2???
                        James, I guess their paint ball compressors are a new thing.

                        But their name in scuba and fire fighting compressors is legend.
                        Not to mention their Very high pressure jobs for industry.

                        Hel*, they don't even make a type that we would use in our shops.
                        I put that link in for Bert to look at(as in pressure for scuba tanks).
                        But Still, their site is interesting, in a mechanical design kind of way on their high power industrial stuff.

                        Probably have enough juice for your plasma machine with one.

                        r90s
                        Last edited by r90s; 07-11-2007, 07:44 AM.
                        Careful with That Axe, Eugene

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                        • #27
                          Where do you get the smily's? There awsome!

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                          • #28
                            OK Guys

                            Originally posted by Anti-GMAW View Post
                            Where do you get the smily's? There awsome!
                            The thing I Use is not available for Internet Explorer, its only available for firefox.
                            I downloaded the plug-in made for firefox, and never checked to see if anything was available for IE. I today checked it out and I was right it's not.

                            So I was gonna type a long Email to fun4now to tell him how to do this stuff manually. Haven't done that yet, as I killed my bad back night before last, and yesterday was stomach killing pain pill day. Today I got to take care of a bunch of errands, plus get a nurse out to check on my elderly mother.

                            So just send me a PM with your Email address if you want and I will send you a copy of fun4now's mail that I am gonna send, as he said that the PM here only allows 1000 characters

                            Here are some links that maybe give you an advanced start on what I will send, or maybe even all the info that you need.

                            http://ganjataz.com/smileys/

                            http://www.world-of-smilies.com/

                            And a final link for those of you that use firefox.

                            http://www.smileyxtra.co.uk/download.php

                            The vast majority of forums use what is called "BBcode" for icons, links, smileys, colors, text size, and other things. Millers sites use this.

                            So aside from those links, you might google "smileys" and "BBcode" and become a learned forum kind of guy,

                            P.S.
                            Even though this stuff uses almost no bandwidth, and you would think that Miller, of all companies, can spare a couple of electrons. Lets not get carried away and smiley each other to death, or get things to distracting with rainbows of colors.


                            r90s
                            Last edited by r90s; 07-12-2007, 07:23 AM.
                            Careful with That Axe, Eugene

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                            • #29
                              I had a tank I got with a machine that was the ugliest brown you'd ever seen...

                              Since it was a 150, and no one around here distributes that size, I repainted it and made it "mine." I use it as a spare for when I need my 330 filled. Having that 150 tank filled is an overnight deal - They pick it up when I get my 330 swapped and then I go get it the next day or when I'm over there.

                              They asked me about the paint once, and since I told them it was just cosmetic, they had no issues filling it. I took a wire brush to it and essentially took off the loose stuff then hit it with spray bomb.
                              Syncrowave 250DX
                              Invison 354MP
                              XR Control and 30A

                              Airco MED20 feeder
                              Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
                              Smith O/A rig
                              And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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                              • #30
                                Painting a tank

                                Often it seems like living in New Mexico is not an advantage. Finding scrap, materials and used machinery is difficult. Welding tanks, on the other hand, seem a lot easier than other places. I found a O2 tank half buried at a surplus site. I paid $5.00 for it and hauled it to my welding supply. They tested it, converted it to CO2 and filled it. I asked them what color they used for CO2 and they said Grey. I painted the ugly rusty tank Grey and they have been filling it with no problems ever since.

                                Perhaps because I asked first they knew I wasn't putting Bondo under the paint. Who knows, but it hasn't been a problem here.

                                John

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