01-13-2009, 02:14 AM
I live in Richmond, VA and I've been looking into getting my own O/A setup for fun. I love brazing, and am fairly good at torch welding too. The big problem is that I feel guilty renting massive gas bottles and storing them in my not-too-fireproof shed. I envision building a cart and portable work table so I can take things out into the open for serious fab...but is there any sort of code that I need to meet? Do I need to tell the city that I have O/A equipment? If, for some reason, I light the whole neighborhood on fire will I face steeper criminal charges because I had unauthorized gas bottles on my property? Or does nobody care? I have a pretty good handle on O/A safety, just curious, and I don't know any lawyers...