homebrew and bottling of hydrogen gas with scuba compressor?

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  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    or just regular shop air compressor?

    The actual brewing(cracking) seems pretty straight forward. Did did the classic experiment in Basic Science in HS.

    Any good reason why with a little care I couldn't bottle it either into 150psi standard shop air tank or even hi-press scuba tanks?

    "a little care" might be something like purging the system with something like N2, CO2 or He to displace O2 in ambient air, doing it outside to allow any stray H2 to head skyward ASAP, pointing a fan at the whole operation to help dissipate any stray H2 ASAP, etc.
     
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    Good luck, I'll be looking for the news report.
     
  3. CDK
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    You could use a high-vacuum pump to purge the oxygen from the tank before compressing H2. Imho the presence of a few O2 atoms in the tank is not a safety risk.

    Unless you have access to cheap electricity and can also store the oxygen it seems like an expensive hobby to me.
     
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    Roosevelt Park could become a seaside community. :eek:
     
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    The usual method is to lower the temperature of the hydrogen. Compressing any gas raises its temperature.
     
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    https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=e...ved=0ahUKEwj969KT9ZnTAhXlgFQKHSVxCSoQpx8IcTAO

    What do you mean "could"? Google Roosevelt Park images

    Other RP news:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2012/10/...ed-as-adults-in-roosevelt-park-fatal-beating/

    http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2017/03/13/shelter-crisis-declaration-would-house-sj-flood-victims-into-april/

    $50/day to house people in a city community center. That doesn't include cost of building, or any medical care, just cot and free stale donated bread.

    I was out it front of City Heights condos a few blocks away from RP last Fri night about 3am and a homeless guy with bike and trailer tells me two men were chasing a screaming woman and he thinks they shoved her into a car which took off but they fled on foot, and could I call cops because he had no phone. I passed.
     
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    San Jose and RP would get farther away from each other as the western side of the fault would slide toward Hawaii thanks to your hydrogen generator. :cool:
     

  8. Stumble
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    Um... it might work mechanically, but pressurizing explosive gass in a homemade contraption just sounds like a decidedly bad idea. I think this may be one of those times where if you have to ask the question you shouldn't be doing it, no matter what set up you make.
     
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