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    There was a hot debate about this on another forum. If looked after and treated carefully then they are perfectly safe. I always attach my 6.35kg pub cylinder to a wall with a chain in case it accidently got knocked. If it were to fall over and the regulator got knocked off it could take off like a rocket.

    Dave, I used to work in a lab on an industrial estate and one of our gas cylinders accidently got knocked over breaking off the attached regulator. It took off like a rocket along the ground and went through 2 brick walls before coming to a rest. Luckily no one was hurt. Mind you it was a large industrial size bottle of gas.

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    I know there's alot of whoof in a container holding any gas at over 100 bar. To get it to run straight you'd have to knock the reg right off ....... if it only cracks it'll spin like a whirling dervish (sp?). I've seen that happen to a brand new Oxygen cylinder, it span round for about 5 mins and caused alot of damage (you'd have got a busted leg if it'd hit you) but no chance of it busting through a wall. I'm not saying it's not true but it'd have to be traveling dead straight and hit the wall dead square on to have a chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethetester View Post
    it'd have to be traveling dead straight and hit the wall dead square on to have a chance
    It did exactly that. It's not this that scares me though. This is more scary to me as what this guy does is exactly what I do, ie bung the bottle in the back of the car and drive home. Going to be a lot more careful next time. One of the dangers of planted tanks!.

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    Nasty ..... you can't protect yourself from that type of failure though. As the geezer said, you need to be aware and spot that you're in the smelly stuff and take appropriate steps .... either that or strap the cannister to your roof bars, with the reg to the back of the car. That way at least you'll have the added benefit of jet propulsion for a bit should it fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethetester View Post
    either that or strap the cannister to your roof bars, with the reg to the back of the car. That way at least you'll have the added benefit of jet propulsion for a bit should it fail


    Reminds me of brainiac when they attach fire extinguishers to a wheelchair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesC View Post


    Reminds me of brainiac when they attach fire extinguishers to a wheelchair.

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    Bugger ...... not seen that one

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    I'm gonna check out BOC and fire extinguisher companies for mine. The key thing as Paul says is to get one thats got a certificate and to ensure its regularly checked up. As you say, avoid dodgy old bottles off eBay.

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    I use a beer company and they collect and deliver for refills. Costs £50 deposit for the bottle and £10 for the refill no matter what size you go for (1, 3 or 6kg bottle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul. View Post
    oh yeah, missed that 1 ...... my DIY CO2 is starting to leak and the bedroom smells like alcohol (honest its the DIY CO2!)
    lol yes thats so true which is why I stopped using it in another tank I had. It worked GREAT truly noticed plants growing fast but the smell of beer made me sick .
    It smelled like a beer factory in the den and I took it down .

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