You mostly see that size in welding shops and on construction sites, where
they use a seriious amount of gas. I gave away a set recently (they were
given to me by someone who got them the same way) because I didn't want to
pay for testing (they were out of date) and I didn't want to have to horse
them around all the time. I saved one to use for nitrogen - maybe - some
You lift them by hand unless you have some easier way to lift them. Eat
your Wheaties ;-)
And when you do move them, make sure to put the caps on. A cylinder with
the valve snapped off (it's not that hard to do) can take off like a
torpedo, and the valve goes the other way like a large piece of schrapnel.
It can ruin a few peoples' day.
> My dad has the o/a set up, with the Big bottles about 5' for the O and
> a little shorter for the A. I've never asked him, and I can't remember
> the last time he swapped them out. But how in the heck to you all
> move them? I don't think I could even tilt the O bottle to get it
> into the back of a pick up, if I had a pick up.
> I have no idea of what they weigh empty or full. But they sure are heavy!
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