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    Re: Fridgie's van explodes


    Hi all.
    out of left feild, but why doesn't some one come up with a screw in plug for acetylene bottles and a screw on cap for Mapp bottles. Similar to ammonia bottles, caps are supplied on a swivel chain attachment. Rather than legislating a fine system. Next we will see bottles straped on ladder racks to keep them ventilated.



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    Re: Fridgie's van explodes

    The guy at BOC told me the other day it was $40000 fine if caught carrying accetylene without it being vented through the floor[/QUOTE]

    Is that for the Fridgie or the company he/she works for? With no mapp gas & not allowed to store gas of any sort in plant rooms on site... Today I left all the gas stuff in the cool room. Do we or should we have vents for any of the other gasses we use?

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    Re: Fridgie's van explodes

    G'day Tesla. Someone told me years ago that R134a was explosive in the right conditions. So many parts per million, and at a certain temperature, in a closed space. Haven't seen anything more on this.
    To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.

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    Re: Fridgie's van explodes

    Hi Magoo
    We got our own plugs made for the acetylene bottles, they have a chain and a clip that can be attached to the valve guard.
    They are made from the regulator nut with a solid stem similar to that on a regulator.
    We contacted both BOC and Air Liquide but both didn't have much.
    Paul

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