[Space] Well...

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 14:22:07 PDT 2010


That would be really great if you found something.  Atlas has decent prices
and is open Saturdays but now that I'm not working in the east bay, Berkeley
is really out of my way.  I heard there was a place out towards Livermore
that has better prices, though. Not sure about that.

I think it was pretty much decided that we'd maintain having 2 cylinders of
gas we rotate so we could be totally sure to have enough gas for our launch,
to accommodate a variety of failure conditions.  I'm still not convinced
that storing them at Noisebridge is the wisest thing to do, but it's what we
came up with.

Christie
_______
"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.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/


On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:11 PM, Greg Stramback <grog at piratelabs.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> -g-
>
>
> 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
>> _______
>> "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.
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
>>
>>
>> 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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