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Old 10-13-2017, 06:38 PM   #3501
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Hydrogen is a is a whole lot cheaper (about 1/3rd the cost) than helium. That is what the weather service uses now. Just have to be careful in the use.
At a political rally in Turkey maybe 15 years ago someone filled a bunch of decorative balloons with hydrogen, and a bunch of people got burned pretty badly. My guess is a bystander popped a balloon with his cigarette.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:47 PM   #3502
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:15 PM   #3503
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The two just don't mix well.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:23 PM   #3504
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Only you can prevent forest fires.... By not crashing your hot air balloon in the forest.


I always thought that Smokey was placing allot of responsibility on my shoulders by saying that only I could prevent forest fires. Guess he told others too?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:26 PM   #3505
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Hydrogen is a is a whole lot cheaper (about 1/3rd the cost) than helium. That is what the weather service uses now. Just have to be careful in the use.


Also, believe it or not, In recent years there have been shortages of helium for industrial purposes. The industry that I work in uses it in manufacturing and the looming shortage was a big deal a couple of years back.

Plenty in the atmosphere though.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:47 PM   #3506
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Also, believe it or not, In recent years there have been shortages of helium for industrial purposes. The industry that I work in uses it in manufacturing and the looming shortage was a big deal a couple of years back.

Plenty in the atmosphere though.
Helium isn't extracted from the atmosphere, it is extracted from decaying radioactive metals and minerals in the earth. much like the extraction of natural gas with pockets of helium gas underground. Although helium is the 2nd most common element on earth most is natural or accidental release to the atmosphere, since it does not bond to any other product like hydrogen in water it can not be captured by any other means other that drilling for it. If we ever stop drilling for oil or natural gas it will end the profitable production of helium.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:24 PM   #3507
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I really don't mind sideways pictures... But I have to ask. How did you manage to get one turned right and the other left??? Almost threw my neck out going back and forth!
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:33 AM   #3508
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I really don't mind sideways pictures... But I have to ask. How did you manage to get one turned right and the other left??? Almost threw my neck out going back and forth!
Good question, knowing it would do this I even edited the pictures and rotated them hoping to avoid it, no luck. I never read the forum on a computer, always my phone. Read it every day, really enjoy it.
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I always thought that Smokey was placing allot of responsibility on my shoulders by saying that only I could prevent forest fires. Guess he told others too?
Smoky - Always getting his point across with a guilt trip.
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I really don't mind sideways pictures... But I have to ask. How did you manage to get one turned right and the other left??? Almost threw my neck out going back and forth!
LMAO!
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Helium isn't extracted from the atmosphere, it is extracted from decaying radioactive metals and minerals in the earth. much like the extraction of natural gas with pockets of helium gas underground. Although helium is the 2nd most common element on earth most is natural or accidental release to the atmosphere, since it does not bond to any other product like hydrogen in water it can not be captured by any other means other that drilling for it. If we ever stop drilling for oil or natural gas it will end the profitable production of helium.


I understand that.
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Smoky - Always getting his point across with a guilt trip.
Yup! Me and Smokey were both raised Catholic.
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Yup! Me and Smokey were both raised Catholic.
I bet he hangs out with the sisters at the convent. 🕍
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Helium isn't extracted from the atmosphere, it is extracted from decaying radioactive metals and minerals in the earth. much like the extraction of natural gas with pockets of helium gas underground. Although helium is the 2nd most common element on earth most is natural or accidental release to the atmosphere, since it does not bond to any other product like hydrogen in water it can not be captured by any other means other that drilling for it. If we ever stop drilling for oil or natural gas it will end the profitable production of helium.
Excellent explanation, BooBoo!
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I bet he hangs out with the sisters at the convent. 🕍
Not true! He lies like a cheap bearskin rug. Lol...
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Not true! He lies like a cheap bearskin rug. Lol...
Ba-dum.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:44 PM   #3518
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Not in a campground but his is an A class Class A.
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Attachment 154220 the blue one may get a bit hot on the sun. Guy walked out of the pink one in full camo. They even had pink flamingos to match.
The guy in the pink one pulled the short straw?
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