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KCA_2 Member Posts: 305
A trunk car blows up because of a torch stored in the trunk..

<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/01/27/car-explosion-rocks-parking-lot-in-stoneham/">http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/01/27/car-explosion-rocks-parking-lot-in-stoneham/</a>

:-) Ken


  • Steve Whitbeck
    Steve Whitbeck Member Posts: 669

    Always, always, always turn the tank off.

    Saw pictures of what was left of a work van after it blew. Took out the house it was parked next to. AND took out the windows of the houses within quite a distance.
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Turning off "B" tanks:

    I've found lately that some who use them, do not know that the reaming blade on a Rigid tube cutter has a square hole in the blade for turning off the valve on a "B" tank. Three times in the last two months, someone saw me turning off my tank with the #15 cutter and had no idea that that tool was part of the cutter.

    I consider those MAPP gas tank set-ups to be a bigger source of terrorist fuel because with the quick light feature, where  you just adjust the flame after you pull the trigger, any time the handle is slightly depressed, it leaks gas. I have thrown one in a tool bucket and heard it hissing. I seldom use those things because I consider them too hot and not east to manipulate the tip to the back side in tight places. Give me a "B" tank with a #3 tip and I'm happy. Those little turbo-torch tips for air acetylene will burn the paste on a fitting faster than you can decide if its hot enough.
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