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Old 07-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
Knows what a fatty is.
Join Date: 11-02-10
Location: dickson TN
Default don't want fireworks before the 4th

Scored 2, 55 gallon drums at the local farmers co-op for 10 bucks. gonna start on a UDS.
Both these are closed top with no cap on the bung. they are stamped
" methylene... danger.. explosive " evidently they used alcohol in the auto department as a degreaser.
these drums are empty, and I need to cut the tops off. Is there a chance of vapor still being in these drums? I'll be using a sawzall to cut the top off so it should be spark free.
I thought about going down to the carwash and filling them full of soapy water untill all the air is out.

any thoughts?.......... anyone who grills cant be afraid of fire....but a 55 gallon bomb,,,that scares me.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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No sense in taking a chance, fill it with water and that will drive the fumes out.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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Fill with water, pour out. Be safe
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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thanks. I have some firefighter friends and they say that anykind of vapor that is ingited can create a fireball 100 time bigger than the container. 100 X 55 is freakin scary....even a small propane bottle is a disaster if things go wrong.
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