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    I'm going to set up a welding spot for myself outside, and it's winter (as you hopefully know). I've got the oxy acetylene set up, and i was wondering if i'd have to take it all inside each time I finished. Would leaving the regulators and torch and cylinders out there damage them? It's covered, in that it has a ceiling, but it's got a lot of space where air can get in. I'm going to have to leave the cylinders out there.

    I should know this but i don't. Brass doesn't rust, of course, but i'm thinking there's a lot more than that involved.

    thanks for the help

    metallurgy
    Metallurgy

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    Can't see why it would be any worse than a welding truck. Better, actually, because you can throw a tarp over the rig when not in use.
    "Good Enough Never Is"

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    • #3
      Right on... I think the plan is to leave it down there.

      It leaves the problem of theft, but they probably will have a hard time with the left handed threads.

      And they aren't going to get away with the cylinders. 80 lbs (oxy) and a long way to carry them.
      Metallurgy

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      • #4
        You didn't say this was security situation. there are lots of ways you can secure them, but almost no way to "Theft Proof" them if its a remote location. My first thoughts for that are a simple concrete block little shed type structure just big enough for the tank/regulators, hoses, etc. Your roof could be plate with lots of cross bracing welded across the inside, same foe the door. The Discus lock inside a pipe (this was someone else's) makes a very nice door lock. Scrounge your plate and steel, and the blocks and floor won't run you much.

        "Good Enough Never Is"

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        • #5
          the plan

          That looks really safe, but this is in a smaller structure that i think is safer than the last one. It's a wooden structure (bad way to start it) with 8ftx8ft welding blankets on all four sides and a steel and drywall covered floor. and the ventilation comes through the roof, which is slanted and all the other spaces are filled with wire mesh.

          I don't know if there are other dangers associated with welding in a small space like this but i think it will be okay...
          Metallurgy

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