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Re: soldering a leaking gas tank

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Goose

05-23-2014 18:23:24
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I did that once and it blew. The tank was a flat piece of tin, and I landed back inside my shop on the hood of a stock car.

Given a choice, I'd just a soon not do that again.




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Steve@Advance

05-23-2014 20:42:16
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 Re: soldering a leaking gas tank in reply to Goose, 05-23-2014 18:23:24  
Knew of a man, had a nice lake house, wife, kids, etc.

One day a barrel washed up on the beach. He took the torch to it, guess he didn't take out the plugs or do any investigation as to what was in it.

It blew, left him near death, permanent brain damage, wife left, took kids...

Life ruined in quest for a free trash barrel.



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Dr. Walt

05-27-2014 12:40:10
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 Re: soldering a leaking gas tank in reply to Steve@Advance, 05-23-2014 20:42:16  

This is the SAFEST WAY to cut open a barrel or drum.


Doc



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bison

05-27-2014 14:59:37
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 Re: soldering a leaking gas tank in reply to Dr. Walt, 05-27-2014 12:40:10  
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Hammer and a sharp cold chisel right next to the barrel edge does the trick just as safe and fast without spending money .;)



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Dr. Walt

05-28-2014 13:16:38
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 Re: soldering a leaking gas tank in reply to bison, 05-27-2014 14:59:37  
Bison:

Too much chance for a spark if explosive vapors are present. Drum Deheaders are non-sparking, the cutter blade is usually made from Monel Metal which is a non-sparking alloy.

Doc



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bison

05-28-2014 14:16:06
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 Re: soldering a leaking gas tank in reply to Dr. Walt, 05-28-2014 13:16:38  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeOK,, use a brass hammer then.



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