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Re: Acetylene tank explodes in car trunk

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01-29-2013 14:40:43

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I think the propane tank standards/regulations were in place before DOT.

Here they are from Canada.

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01-30-2013 04:43:03

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 Re: Acetylene tank explodes in car trunk in reply to Dusty MI, 01-29-2013 14:40:43  
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Dusty, that's fine if we were in Canada and even then I'd want to see the specific law. They refer to the "guidelines" they offer and even then the TDG is like our FMCSR and applies to specif quantities. Small quantities are usually granted exceptions and for compressed gases like propane it requires 119 gallons in a single container IIRC before the regs affect the carrier.

I'm not endorsing the idea of unsafe practices. I'm just fed up with people trying to apply laws that aren't applicable to the situation and quantities. I don't mind someone making a suggestion, but telling me it's the law when it isn't is called lying around here.

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01-29-2013 14:48:02

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"if you can find a Federal DOT law "

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