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Old 2013-05-23, 11:20am
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Default Checking level of O2 on K tank?

Hey gang,

Is there a way to check the level of the O2 in my K tank.
I tried boiling water down the outside outside of the tank but it did not freeze at the O2 level like a propane tank might do.

Guess this makes sense since there is no liquid in the tank, just compressed gas.

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Old 2013-05-23, 11:32am
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Hey gang,

Is there a way to check the level of the liquid O2 in my K tank.
I tried boiling water down the outside outside of the tank but it did not freeze at the liquid O2 level like a propane tank might do.

Thanks
Is it a K tank? If so, there is NO liquid Oxygen in it, just compressed. You need a Dewer to hold Liquid Oxygen. Does your regulator have a tank side dial for pressure? If so, it should start full around 2500 psi and drop to 0 psi when empty. You estimate how much gas is left by tank side pressure.
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Old 2013-05-23, 11:36am
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and don't forget, when your regulator says zero psi...there can still be quite a bit in there. i use that time to make canes and pull stringers and the like.....i don't care if i run out mid-pull on a stringer or cane.
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Old 2013-05-23, 11:36am
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Thanks Larry,

Just edited my post as I had confused the compressed O2 in my K tank with the liquid LP in a propane tank when it comes to telling what was left in it.

Excellent tip on the pressure. Yes, I do have the tank side pressure gauge...and now I know what its for too.

Thanks again
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Old 2013-05-24, 6:28am
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The tank side pressure should be fairly linear. If the tank started at 2100 PSI, 1000 PSI is about half, 500 PSI is about a quarter, etc.
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