Paging Charles Darwin. Just going to clear this up for everyone; those are not gases for welding, they are pure oxygen and acetylene for cutting torches. The danger isn't that they wi
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Submitted: 04/16/2013
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#22 - itsalwayslupus (04/17/2013) [-]
even the cords on those tanks are pretty durable if they could be pierced by a few sparks no one would use torch welding they rarely even go thru your clothes. I love how ppl that know nothing about welding think that is so dangerous
#20 - mastercolossus (04/17/2013) [-]
not really that dangerous. tanks arent even on he is using a grinder.
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#18 - neoexdeath ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
#14 - jakatackka (04/17/2013) [-]
You can hold your hand out under sparks. It stings like a bitch, but isn't much of a fire hazard. It'll set paper on fire, but it can't generate enough heat to really be a danger.
#21 to #14 - mastercolossus (04/17/2013) [-]
doesnt sting. i sharpen mower blades barehanded and its barely even warm.
#13 - anonymous (04/17/2013) [-]
Dat stupidity, not the picture,

just OP
#12 - soapybox (04/17/2013) [-]
The tanks are especially made for this in mind. It's not like the video games where you touch it and it explodes. Besides, the tank has what's called a pressure disk that quickly releases the contents into a safe state so it would not pressurize and blow up.
User avatar #10 - beasert (04/17/2013) [-]
Just going to clear this up for everyone; those are not gases for welding, they are pure oxygen and acetylene for cutting torches. The danger isn't that they will penetrate or overheat the tanks, but that there could be a gas leak which would ignite the tank and make it explode or go shooting across the shop.
References: I work with the stuff.
User avatar #23 to #10 - omeglepwner (04/17/2013) [-]
tbh if the acetylene caught off one of the sparks the shop would go up like hiroshima... part of me wants to see that happen
User avatar #15 to #10 - gnillort (04/17/2013) [-]
wouldn't they basically turn into torpedoes?
User avatar #16 to #15 - beasert (04/17/2013) [-]
Sometimes. I've heard of instances where they shot through the walls of buildings.
User avatar #17 to #16 - gnillort (04/17/2013) [-]
I think they had an episode on Mythbusters where they did that.
User avatar #9 - asasqw ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
Not much danger. The containers will not overheat though all the metal.
#4 - dwrek (04/17/2013) [-]
when people weld they use argon gas to make the flow of electricity better. argon will not explode. your picture is boner sauce
User avatar #5 to #4 - zerokelvin (04/17/2013) [-]
Heating a gas will cause expansion, increasing the pressure inside the tank. It doesn't matter if it's flammable or not. The tank could still fail.
#6 to #5 - dwrek (04/17/2013) [-]
thats not exactly a tupperware container. you could heat those tanks with a blow torch and its not gonna blow up
User avatar #7 to #6 - zerokelvin (04/17/2013) [-]
I understand what you're saying. However, I would have moved the tanks in case of some random structural flaw, causing the tanks to be weaker than they should be.
#8 to #7 - dwrek (04/17/2013) [-]
but think of how many thumbs he's get if he had a video of that tanks actually blowing up. its a case of getting thumbs vs. actually having thumbs.
#3 - anonymous (04/17/2013) [-]
Clearly poster and whoever took picture are too ******* stupid to know what an INERT gas is.
#1 - olicoooombs (04/16/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure those containers can withstand a few sparks.
User avatar #2 to #1 - robotvoice (04/17/2013) [-]
great last words you got there
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