Welding ??

Discussion in 'General' started by BC, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. ryoung57

    ryoung57 Well-Known Member

    Why? You'll never get it all out and it's the fumes that are explosive (I don't know about diesel). I have an old can of diesel I use to start my fire pit and that stuff is hardly what I'd call volatile. Gas on the other hand, "who needs eyebrows?".
  2. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    I can tell you that is complete bullshit, for a number of reasons. But I do believe that's the sort of story people like to tell.
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  3. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

    All day long and twice on Sunday
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  4. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    I like how you party.
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  5. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

    I flick lit cigaretts into pails of MR-12
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  6. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    I go swimming right the fuck after eating. Like, right away. No joke.
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  7. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    He's welding on a couple small brackets on quarter inch, he doesn't need to penetrate too deep.

    I've quenched plenty of things in oil, I doubt diesel would explode.
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  8. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    That's a no no, the fumes are way more explosive than the liquid.
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  9. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    I'm not saying it would. It's just not something I would ever do. Especially for an application like that, especially when there's an epoxy available that will get it done.
  10. pscook

    pscook Well-Known Member

    We used to weld on aluminum fuel tanks all of the time. 1/2" aluminum full of diesel. Or hydraulic fluid, but rarely gas as we didn't build boats that used integral gasoline fuel tanks. But all day long on diesel tanks. Surface welds, not structural, of course.
  11. mike-guy

    mike-guy Well-Known Member

    I'm with this guy but also filling the tank creates a massive heat sink out of it. I've welded the filler necks on aluminum diesel tanks before with no worries.
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  12. XFBO

    XFBO Well-Known Member

    Save yourself the risk of dying and just use that train pulling Loctite stuff!
  13. zrx12man

    zrx12man Captain Amazing

    Or maybe reevaluate how you gather information and guidance on safety critical processes.
  14. BC

    BC Well-Known Member

    Tough crowd. Hopefully Brit will chime in.
  15. Britt

    Britt MotoBigots Suck

    I have No Opinion....busy cleaning coffee off my keyboard.:crackup::crackup:
  16. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK ├╝ber alles!

    I pissed on an electric fence. Twice.
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  17. speedluvn

    speedluvn On a Quest For Speed

    Surely you have an opinion on the subject? Spill it! I, no, we need some entertainment this early in the morning.
  18. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

    Beeb > Google
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  19. jrsamples

    jrsamples Banned

    A coworker asked, "Where did you get that news?"
    "Never heard of it."
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    E Reed Well-Known Member


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