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  • Death by oil drum.

    Well another one had died trying to cut up an oil drum.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-19035426

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    Originally posted by jmpgino View Post
    Well another one had died trying to cut up an oil drum.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-19035426
    a little dry ice would have prevented this......or good ole soap and water.....hopefully other readers will get something from this......Paul
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    • #3
      Originally posted by paulrbrown View Post
      a little dry ice would have prevented this......or good ole soap and water.....hopefully other readers will get something from this......Paul
      Or a meter to sniff out vapors. You must be 100% positive that it won't blow before you start any cutting or welding. If not 100% i won't touch it...Bob
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      • #4
        Lifesaver

        I never really thought twice about cutting 55 gallon drums until coming to this forum. I knew the danger and took precautions but now I think twice and purge first. I have a fuel tank that seperated at the welds I need to repair.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rezeppa View Post
          I never really thought twice about cutting 55 gallon drums until coming to this forum. I knew the danger and took precautions but now I think twice and purge first. I have a fuel tank that seperated at the welds I need to repair.
          I have always preferred a thorough wash out with a steam jenny..to boil out the flammables followed by a few chunks of dry ice before and during welding to displace the oxygen and explosive gasses....

          that is of course under ideal conditions....
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          • #6
            Some CO2 and problem solved, the guy should have read some post on this forum.
            R.I.P.

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            • #7
              people just dont think about things sometimes. most dont know but even people that do sometimes do things they think about later and say wow that was close. these thing remind us of things not to do

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              • #8
                I almost did one a while back, finally remembered, crap, we had gas in that at one point.

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                • #9
                  dry ice

                  Can you tell me in what way the dry ice would be used to prevent this. I've not heard of this before. Thanx

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                  • #10
                    I've welded on about 10 fuel tanks already this year, some diesel, some gas and some hydraulic oil.

                    You need to treat them all the same because you never know when they did you a favor and clean them up with gas, break cleaner, starting fluid etc.

                    Even when welding on a cracked aluminum oil pan that is still on the car or truck.

                    You need to use an inert gas ( Helium, Argon, Co2, nitrogen )

                    On a 55 gallon drum I have even filled to the top with water and started cutting right away as the water flows out.

                    If your not 100% positive how to do it then dont.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Avi8ir View Post
                      Can you tell me in what way the dry ice would be used to prevent this. I've not heard of this before. Thanx
                      Dry Ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide and has all of the fire supression, oxygen displacing properties of carbon dioxide as it is releases by boiling off...

                      Dry Ice is simply a very convenient inexpensive way to buy, transport and handle Carbon Dioxide...

                      do yourself a favor and do some reading and research on the subject....

                      Do not attempt a potentially dangerous procedure unless you fully understand it..
                      Last edited by H80N; 07-30-2012, 10:34 AM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by H80N View Post
                        Dry Ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide and has all of the fire supression, oxygen displacing properties of carbon dioxide as it is releases by boiling off...

                        Dry Ice is simply a very convenient inexpensive way to buy, transport and handle Carbon Dioxide...

                        do yourself a favor and do some reading and research on the subject....

                        Do not attempt a potentially dangerous procedure unless you fully understand it..
                        How easy to find and buy dry ice?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Daniel View Post
                          How easy to find and buy dry ice?
                          http://www.dryicedirectory.com/usa.htm

                          lots of grocery stores, bait shops, restaurant & party suppliers carry it as well

                          of course many welding and oxygen/gas suppliers

                          Airgas does

                          http://www.airgas.com/content/produc...=9002008002007
                          Last edited by H80N; 07-31-2012, 08:55 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Wow, talk about nested loops of brain-dead links ... Abandon all hope, ye who click on that link!

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                            • #15
                              Type in YOUR Area Code....

                              Originally posted by Helios View Post
                              Wow, talk about nested loops of brain-dead links ... Abandon all hope, ye who click on that link!
                              Did you miss the rectangular BLUE WINDOW in the center of the page where it says...

                              Telephone Area Code:

                              just type in your area code.... Hit Enter....(Locate Button)

                              AND

                              it will return a list of dealers in your area code.....

                              What is so complicated about that????????????

                              Are You Funnin With Us???
                              Last edited by H80N; 08-01-2012, 08:42 AM.
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