[Space] Well...

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 21:01:06 UTC 2010

We got the tank from Atlas Welding in Berkeley.  They were considerably
cheaper than both Praxair and Airgas.

The emptiness of it might have had more to do with Mikolaj's and my
tiredness at the end of the last launch.  It was crazy late and we had to
get the full tank out of the van.  I thought we'd pulled the full one out
and returned the empty, but based on how much helium was in there it very
well could have been the other way around.  I sincerely doubt there's any
sort of leak or problem with the tank we had.

HOWEVER, if you wanted to take up the mantle of helium procurement, I think
that would be super.

"We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17

The outer bounds is only the beginning.

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Greg Stramback <grog at piratelabs.com> wrote:

> hey everyone...
> sorry Curly and i skipped out on dinner, as we wanted to stay (and see if
> the rumors about central valley 'beef' are all they're cracked up to be).
> if i heard right yesterday, the helium was sourced from a local welder.
>  obviously the tank wasn't full.  has anyone researched into having one of
> the industrial gas companies rent filled cylinders for the purpose?  anyone
> investigated buying used cylinders that will pass inspection?  one of the
> industrial gas companies (praxair) is very near to where i live, and i could
> facilitate this part of the  project if necessary.
> -g-
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