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  1. #1

    Default Re-Purposing Oxy/Acetylene Cylinders

    Is it possible to recycle Oxy/Acetylene cylinders into pipe coupons for practice?

    I have two old tanks no one will refill. Either scrap-yard or re-purpose.

    I'm in pipe class this Spring. Would make great pipe coupons (I think).

    Also thought about using in metal art.

    Think a scrap yard would swap some pipe for them?

    Is there a safe way to re-purpose them other than scrap yard?

    Have zero interest in blowing myself up. :-)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Salem ,Ohio


    Talking about oxygen cylinders here. They are chrome moly so coupons prob wouldn't work. I would buy them if cheap and spend 11 bucks to get them up to date and sell or use them. If they don't pass a test make gongs from them and sell them. Acetylene bottles i won't deal with just gave two huge ones away...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010


    Old oxy cylinders wouldn't likely be chrome-moly though newer ones might.

    I wouldn't hesitate to use them for pipe coupons because practice time is valuable and pipe isn't usually cheap. If you know anyone with a horizontal band saw that's a nice way to slice 'em. Last one I cut up I gave one end to the operator who made a bowling ball mortar (a common use) from it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Simcoe Ontario

    Default Re-Purposing Oxy/Acetylene Cylinders

    If your gonna cut it up I'm pretty sure you just gotta unscrew the valve to open it up. Don't just cut into it

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013


    Use them for bollards outside shop doors,etc,

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