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Re: Is Horizontal Exhaust Fire Hazard?

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John in La

10-19-2012 07:13:31

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I would say horizontal exhaust does not get hot enough to start a fire except in very dry conditions. Yes a spark could come out of the end of the pipe from old flaking metal and would be more prone to start a fire with horizontal exhaust but that would be rare.

Someone correct me if I am wrong but........
I think all gas tractors came from the factory with horizontal exhaust so that the exhaust would exit behind the operator. There is a thing called benzene poisoning you may get from driving a gas tractor with vertical exhaust.

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10-19-2012 09:36:45

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 Re: Is Horizontal Exhaust Fire Hazard? in reply to John in La, 10-19-2012 07:13:31  
Not true.

The overwhelming majority of gasoline powered tractors were sold with vertical exhausts.


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10-19-2012 11:41:44

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 Re: Is Horizontal Exhaust Fire Hazard? in reply to Dean, 10-19-2012 09:36:45  
cheaper to manufacture?

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10-19-2012 12:25:13

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 Re: Is Horizontal Exhaust Fire Hazard? in reply to s19438, 10-19-2012 11:41:44  
Most likely.


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