[Space] Well...

Greg Stramback grog at piratelabs.com
Sun Mar 28 14:24:10 PDT 2010


I have a few spots they could be stored at my house in Hayward.  If that
sounds like a good idea to anyone else, we could go that route.

-g-

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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