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    Scale for large cylinders, the 250 lb ones

    Ive bought a couple luggage type scales that are good to 400 lb for this, but curious what others are using.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heatingman View Post
    Ive bought a couple luggage type scales that are good to 400 lb for this, but curious what others are using.


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    The same.

    Chiller plant had a hanging scale that went to 1500#'s

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    tell the forklift driver to put it on the scale at the loading dock

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    Cheap bathroom scale works too, as long as you aren't too worried about being super accurate. I usually put it on there before I start, and then again when I'm done and then do some math to figure out how much I used.

    Edit... Nevermind. I thought you were talking about the 125 lb. cylinders. I didn't realize they came any bigger than that.
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    We have a 5000# fish scale. Works well for that size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flange View Post
    tell the forklift driver to put it on the scale at the loading dock
    This is what I’ve done. I’ve never used anything bigger than the 125# cylinders for charging, but have used the 1000# cylinders for recovery. I usually use my torch to flash it to keep it below 80% full, then have a forklift with a scale weigh it or have them use their scale at the loading dock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    We have a 5000# fish scale. Works well for that size.
    You must have a really big boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    You must have a really big boat

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    We are well known for our large fish in Iowa.
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    Where do you get the 250 pound tanks
    What supply house stocks them

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    gonna be different in every area. I hope you're not starting your job today, and don't have any drums yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly32 View Post
    Where do you get the 250 pound tanks
    What supply house stocks them
    There are companies that will rent them.

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