[Space] Well...

Greg Stramback grog at piratelabs.com
Sun Mar 28 21:11:37 UTC 2010

That's cool... I just didn't know the backstory on where / how things had
worked out.  While I'm happy to handle this end of things, if the current
method in place is working then no worries.  With my work schedule the only
way I could take this on is if a potential vendor was open on Saturdays or
if I was able to procure the cylinder super early on a weekday.

I'll call around when I get a chance and see if there's anything in my area
that would work out and have a competitive price.


On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:01 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
> Christie
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> 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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