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  1. #1
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    recovery cylinders

    Just wondering what most people do with an out of date recovery bottle.I am in SC and I would like to know if there is someplace that will re-certify bottles.Right now a 50# bottle is around $130.00. and it seems that you could have them tested a lot cheaper.

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    If you are refilling acetylene and oxy then ask those guys
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    Fill it and turn in at a supply house that does tank exchanges.
    Do you have a C.C. Dickson or Carrier SE nearby ?

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    recovery cylinder

    I am close to Mingledorffs (Carrier) and they said that they did not know about this and no one had ever asked them that before.There's no issue with other gases, it's just a simple exchange.I'm just wanting to know if there is a testing facility nearby.I guess I am kind of in a different situation in that I have a lot of cylinders. We dump our 50# and 30# bottles into a 1000# tank.It gets sent off but I don't think they test cylinders there.

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    call DOT, they can tell you.

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    A fire extinguiser outfit or anyone who does hydrotesting. I used to get my scuba tanks hyro tested by the dive shop every 5 years.
    Never argue with a crazy man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikenite View Post
    I am close to Mingledorffs (Carrier) and they said that they did not know about this and no one had ever asked them that before.There's no issue with other gases, it's just a simple exchange.I'm just wanting to know if there is a testing facility nearby.I guess I am kind of in a different situation in that I have a lot of cylinders. We dump our 50# and 30# bottles into a 1000# tank.It gets sent off but I don't think they test cylinders there.
    The tanks for the other gases have to be hydro tested buddy, for instance airgas or mat tri gas, those guys have to test their bottles all the time just ask them who they use. Since they deal in bulk cylinders chances are the facility is close.
    “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”

    - E.E. Cummings

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishvacman View Post
    If you are refilling acetylene and oxy then ask those guys
    Chrisvacman's advice is your best bet. I'm sure if theres a commercial gas supplier near by they probably also offer tank exchanges and hydro testing for personal tanks.

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