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    Senior Member arandall's Avatar
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    Fire hazard

    Dumb move. - I was welding away on a piece on my welding table when I noticed a bit of a flame that just didn't seem to want to go out. When I lifted my hood for a closer look, I noticed a small pool of liquid on fire on the table. - - turns out I had left a spray can of primer on the table, and a piece of spatter from the MIG had blown a small hole in the bottom of the aerosol can - and guess what. - - Just added to the headache I already had from not getting all the galvanizing off the pieces I was joining. Oh - and by the way, when I picked up the spray can to remove it, it shot me in the face - guess it was it's way of getting even for having a hole poked in it's body.
    - - - - Ya - I know. - Guess I learned something. - Must be a lesson there somewhere.
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    Art R.

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    Glad your ok Art. Sometimes things happen when you don't expect it. I try and keep all those things off the bench. I left a shop towel (one of the blue ones) on my table once. Spatter set on fire pretty quick.
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    That could have been ugly Art, glad everything turned out ok.
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    Senior Member arandall's Avatar
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    No worries guys. - Sometimes I think I have a horseshoe up my ---.
    Anyway - it would have been funny to watch.
    Cheers,
    Art R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arandall View Post
    No worries guys. - Sometimes I think I have a horseshoe up my ---.
    Anyway - it would have been funny to watch.
    Oh my, that sounds painful.
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    Hey Art, glad nothing serious happened to you with regards to that little incident/accident with that spray can.

    On the hind side, its fire prevention months here in our country, March and April, its summer months and its so ironic that with all the warning from our local government, still we here reports from the metropolis and provinces of fires in residential homes and other establishments. Fire fighters all over the country are always on the alert these two months and sometimes will extend up to the month of May when it is still very hot and dry here and really no signs of rain.
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    Wowzers. Be careful! Someone on another forum I'm a member of took has motorcycle gas tank in for some welding recently and it blew up! Not exactly the same, but just another example of complacency, we all do dumb things.

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