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Dale Oxygen, Inc.

August 31, 2015

The Gas & Welding Insider

Labor Day Sale

Take advantage of
our Labor Day sale
running now through September 5th!

This sale will be at our Johnstown and Indiana locations only. We are closed on September 6th and 7th.

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Propane Safety Information

Here are some helpful propane safety tips you may not know about to reduce the risk of injuries, fires, or explosions.

If you smell gas:
  • Immediately put out all smoking materials and open flames.
  • If you can, safely turn off the cylinder valve. Turn the valve clockwise to close it.
  • Immediately leave area and call 911 or the local fire department.
  • Before you start using the appliance again, have a certified service technician inspect it and your cylinder.
Transportation and storing:
  • NEVER keep a filled cylinder inside a hot vehicle. ALWAYS place cylinder in a ventilated area in vehicle.
  • NEVER store a propane cylinder in a basement, garage, shed, or tent.
  • NEVER place a spare cylinder below or near a grill.

What does propane smell like?

Propane smells like a skunk's spray, rotten eggs, or a dead animal. Propane manufactures add this smell to help keep customers aware of propane leaks.

Testing for propane leaks:

You should inspect your cylinder for leaks before using them for the first time each season, and on a regular basis. You can do this with a "bubble" test.
  1. Apply leak detector solutions or thick, soapy water to the connection between the cylinder valve and the regular outlet.
  2. Slowly open the cylinder valve and watch for bubbles.
  3. If bubbles appear, close the valve, tighten the connection, and repeat process.
If bubbles still appear, contact your propane retailer immediately.

Click here for more information about propane safety.


Selecting the Right Engine-Driven Welder

Engine-driven welders are usually used when electric power is not available for arc welding. These are typically outdoor applications. However, engine-drive welders are also used for indoor applications when it's inconvenient to supply power to electric "plug-in" arc welders.

Indoor situations include everything from minor repair jobs to major plant shutdowns. When operating indoors, vent the exhaust outside if possible, or use in large areas with good ventilation.

The main considerations when choosing an engine-driven welder are:
  • Application & Welding Process
  • Engine Type
  • Portability
  • AC Generator Power

Click on the above photo for more information from Lincoln Electric on choosing the right engine-driven welder

Click the logo to view all engine-driven welders Lincoln Electric offers

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Have You Met Jackie?

Jackie Ann McCray works in our Billing Department and she has been a dedicated and loyal employee with Dale Oxygen for 16 years. Her main responsibility at Dale Oxygen is to ensure all billings are 100% accurate for our customers. Jackie's professional approach, perfectionism, and extreme attention to detail makes her a valuable asset to our Administration Team. Outside of the office, Jackie enjoys spending quality time with her family. Jackie states, "I love my family above everything else and am very blessed for the life that I have."
Dale Oxygen, Inc. Locations
#1 source for gas and welding supplies for over 75 years!
 JohnstownIndiana Altoona
146 Horner Street
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: 814.535.3594
Fax: 814.536.6929

1375 Wayne Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724.349.5391
Fax: 724.349.4510

1315 Pleasant Valley Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602
Phone: 814.942.9579
Fax: 814.942.9592