[EMS Discuss] nitrous oxide

Benjamin Hallert ben at vipmail.com
Thu Feb 13 11:42:46 PST 2014

Don't know, but people use it for their cars and I think the tanks for that start at around 150.  - Ben

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:36 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com>

> 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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