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    I was at my welding supply store recently, the salesman had several bottles that have passed their certification date that can be had real cheap. Has anyone cut into one of these or tried to convert them to other uses? I was thinking possibly a push plow for a small tractor?

  • #2
    sounds like it would work

    give it a try

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    • #3
      Be very careful if you decide to cut into one. Obviously, make sure it is empty (completely, remove valve) and has never contained a flammable substance. Also, how about using it as a.... gas bottle.... ? As long as they aren't damaged, you should be able to get them re-hydro'd and certified.
      Last edited by speedycheater; 01-01-2005, 06:59 PM.

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      • #4
        It is a welding supply shop that sells a lot of gases. I was in picking up some argon and noticed the container sitting in the yard full of a mixture of bottles. I think if the bottles were serviceable that they would be using them. Several of them had been used with inert gases which should be safe if washed first.

        I was just toying with what use might be made of them (they can be had for scrap pricing).
        Last edited by tennfire; 01-01-2005, 07:51 PM.

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        • #5
          fill them full of water and take them to your scrap your with the rest of your scrap

          Or make a big arse windchime. I think you'll find a thread on here about that.
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          • #6
            they usually give them away

            cut them in 1/2 put a clanger in there ring it on the hour all nite.. if that don't work . buy 6 or 7 Roosters. neighbors enjoy a little entertainment in the wee hours

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            • #7
              You could make one into a unique driveway marker, internally lit, that spewed smoke or steam all night long...just a thought...

              ...now THAT would give the neighbors something to talk about!!!
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              • #8
                Hmmmn.........this would be interesting.
                What do I know I am just an electronics technician.

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                • #9
                  we made a chinese gong out of one. cut off the bottom and welded a ring on top. sounds cool.
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                  • #10
                    If they are dented or have had an arc struck on them they are not serviceable for high pressure gasses.
                    They are a little heavy but I have one I use as a compressed air tank.
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                    • #11
                      Well, if you are going to use the top half for a chinese gong, here's what you can use the bottom bit for. http://www.dfoggknives.com/forge.htm


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                      • #12
                        Whack both ends off, weld a breech plate to one end and make a bowling ball gun.
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                          • #14
                            great ideas but not very practical,

                            I was thinking more along the lines of cutting them up to make a snow/dirt plow blade or

                            cutting them lengthwise into 4 inch strips then placing the strips lengthwise in a metal brake to make 2x2 angles which would be cheaper than the cost of steel these days.

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