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  • Kaboom

    Well, has anyone lit an oxy acc balloon today?

  • #2
    Balloons? Why didn't I think of that? The neighbors kept calling the cops when I was a kid because my dad would light 5-gal water bottles in the middle of the street.

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    • #3
      a wile back some one posted a new papper artical abut a guy who was taking some of them to the ball game and blew up his car on the way.
      i like to shoot paint cans with a 12 gage with a canle behind them.
      i will have to dig you up a pic its great fun. probly best not to do this in the city, one more bonus to contry living.
      thanks for the help
      ......or..........
      hope i helped
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      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
      JAMES

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      • #4
        I like to cut and weld fuel tanks

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        • #5
          It's drier than a popcorn fart here, the temperature is 93°, the humidity is 14%, and I'm surrounded by tall, dry grass.

          I'll be down at the neighbor's pond for the 7/4 tube steak BBQ and safe-'n-sane fireworks display!

          Have a safe, happy 4th, brethren!

          Hank
          ...from the Gadget Garage
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          • #6
            No, But yesterday my neighbor lit a bondfire with gasoline and got a helicopter ride to the burn center. He came home today all wrapped up ...Bob
            Bob Wright

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            • #7
              When i was in high school shop class, the teacher lit a balloon filed with oxygen, it just popped. Then he light one filled with acc, it just popped with a flameup. Then he filled a smaller one with oxy and acc, it went KABOOOM hehehe. Dust fell from the shop ceiling.

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              • #8
                hankj

                oh shoure take the easy way out.
                enjoy the holidy, the work week will be back way to soon.
                thanks for the help
                ......or..........
                hope i helped
                sigpic
                feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                JAMES

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                • #9
                  Not a bad year so far. Only two houses on fire that I can see from my yard...

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                  • #10
                    How about Acetylene bombs?

                    Acetylene will explode under compression at 14.5 psi (100 kPa). I haven't done this, but heard that if you put acetylene in a balloon, tie it shut, fasten a weight, and drop it in water; it will explode. It will have to sink to a depth of about 33.5 feet before the hydrostatic pressure reaches this level.

                    Anybody do this before?

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                    • #11
                      I don't think it positively will explode. It's true it becomes unstable at pressures above 15 psi ( the reason it comes dissolved in acetone ). The bottle pressure of a full acet. tank is 250 psi. Granted the Acet. is dissolved there must still be some gas at the top of the tank.
                      Dennis


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                      • #12
                        Dry ice/soda bottles are just as loud and a whole bunch cheaper and safer.

                        Fill about 1/3 full of room temp water, add 4 pieces of dry ice (pellets), and close the cap, then throw. BOOM!
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                        • #13
                          What's that old saying?........

                          Oh ya...."A fool and his fingers are soon parted" ..................or was that money?

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                          • #14
                            Dry ice actually takes a little while to work up to "boom" pressure. The reason it pops at all is because the cold prevents the plastic from expanding until the threshold is reached and it blows apart like a balloon.

                            I'm not sure what force the shrapnel actually has, but it's rather light, so I imagine it to be minimal. You could poke an eye out if you weren't careful. Maybe even get scratched up.
                            Syncrowave 250DX
                            Invison 354MP
                            XR Control and 30A

                            Airco MED20 feeder
                            Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
                            Smith O/A rig
                            And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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                            • #15
                              Just remember that it's not fun and games unless someone loses an eyeball, or I think that's how it goes...

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