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Old 09-26-2022, 02:38 PM   #1
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Survival of the fittest? Not always

Saw him living in a cargo trailer on BLM land.. Running his generator in the morning.
I was returning to my camper when I saw him again.. Generator off for safety I assumed) carefully adding gas to the gas tank. Crouching low.. careful to hit the hole.. all the while puffing on his cigarette. Go figure.
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Just need to calculate the blast radius and be safely out of range.

When I was in college, one summer I worked oil field. I was down in an 8 foot deep hole repairing a gas line leak when I looked up and saw the foreman standing over the hole, flicking his ashes into the hole. His comment to us was the oxygen level in the hole was too low to sustain a flame or explosion. Of course, we were breathing that same air, but that was not an issue to him.

There were so many OSHA violations in that one hole that day, the threat of an explosion was about midway on the list.
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Old 09-29-2022, 11:37 PM   #7
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Flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline and it will go 'pffff'

Light a cigarette while pouring gasoline and it could go 'boom'
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Flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline and it will go 'pffff'

Light a cigarette while pouring gasoline and it could go 'boom'
Ergo, quit smoking.
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Flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline and it will go 'pffff'

Light a cigarette while pouring gasoline and it could go 'boom'

True. The temp of the ash on the cigarette is well below the ignition point of the gas.

The spark and flame produced by the lighter is a much higher temp.
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Kinda like the folks who ignore hurricane evacuation orders and later call 911 to get rescued.
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Kinda like the folks who ignore hurricane evacuation orders and later call 911 to get rescued.
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