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    Result of leakingAcetylene bottlestored in plumbers van

    Result of leakingAcetylene bottlestored in plumbers van. 22-10-09.
    Accidently ignited by activating a remote door lock device.
    Any friends in the industry or trades-person please pass on.






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    scary stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by trey View Post
    Result of leakingAcetylene bottlestored in plumbers van. 22-10-09.
    Accidently ignited by activating a remote door lock device.
    Any friends in the industry or trades-person please pass on.





    ya no they say that stuff is highy expolsive !!!

    ya think

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    i always knew the danger associated with acetylene but when you see the proof of its capabilities it makes you think. luckily noone was killed and hopefully this will serve as some type of wake up call so more people are aware of the dangers. i hope the owners insurance was up to date too

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    Most of that damage wasn't from the acetylene. But rather the more explosive and larger capacity of gasoline in the tank of the van. The acetylene was simply the match that lit the tank.
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    Bet he just maxed out his insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmathews View Post
    Most of that damage wasn't from the acetylene. But rather the more explosive and larger capacity of gasoline in the tank of the van. The acetylene was simply the match that lit the tank.
    I can almost guarantee that the entire explosion was the result of the acetylene. The burnout was probably fueled by the gasoline though.

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    Thats scary stuff there. I got in my van the other day and could instantly smell propane from a leaking mapp gas cylinder. It had no torch head attached just the plain cylinder. Makes you think.
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    was that from just a B tank?? wow! I keep mine standing up, strapped in in the back corner of the van, never had any issues. always make sure your tank is off!!! don't rely on your crappy helper to do it, I find mine on almost every time I check when they put it away.

    I did have a leaking propane tank once, in the bottom of my soldering box. Leaked after first use, opened the box and just stunk. I got rid of it.

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    That is unreal. Don't let Muhammed see that!
    Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpit View Post
    That is unreal. Don't let Muhammed see that!
    Muhammed being your practical joker best friend?

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