[EMS Discuss] nitrous oxide

Rick Osgood rick at richardosgood.com
Thu Feb 13 11:36:33 PST 2014

I do not have a tank yet but I'm probably looking for at least a 10lb tank.
 Do you need a special tank or nozzle for different gasses?  Or can you
just get like a generic 10lb industrial gas tank and put whatever you want
in it?

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Benjamin Hallert <ben at vipmail.com> wrote:

> This sounds like a cool project. If you have a bottle, you might be able
> to check with industrial welding supply to see if they would fill it. If
> you are up for experimenting with very small quantities, cooking supply
> stores often have nitrous oxide in little cartridges that look like CO2
> cartridges for BB guns.
> A couple of years ago, I spent a week or so drawing and dreaming about
> building a rubber fueled, nitrous oxide oxidized hybrid rockets to mount to
> the trailer hitch on my car. It wouldn't produce very much thrust and the
> size I envisioned, but I would technically have a rocket car for a little...
> - Ben
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com>wrote:
>> I've been thinking of trying to build a hybrid rocket for a while now.  I
>> want to use nitrous oxide as my oxidizer but I don't have much experience
>> buying or using industrial gasses.  Does anyone know a place in town I
>> would likely be able to purchase a small canister of the stuff?  I imagine
>> it might be difficult because of it's potential negative uses.  I'm hoping
>> someone here might have some experience with this.
>> Thanks,
>> Rick
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