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Author Topic: Welding  (Read 2165 times)

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gregmartin

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Welding
« on: February 17, 2008, 15:35:08 PM »
How close to the petrol tank would you risk grinding / welding before removing it?

Cheers



Simon 3 door

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Welding
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 15:42:25 PM »
Quote from: gregmartin
How close to the petrol tank would you risk grinding / welding before removing it?

Cheers

It's a piece of p*ss to remove the tank - best to be safe than sorry.

It's not the fuel in the tank you need to worry about - for it to go bang you have to have a nice amount of vapour in an air gap above the fuel. For a nice big bang the air / fuel mix needs to be near on "stoichometric" i.e. around 14.7:1.

Safest state for a fuel tank is either 100% empty or 100% full.

I'd remove it for the 10 minutes it takes.

gregmartin

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Welding
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 16:35:14 PM »
Cheers SImon,

Was my initial reation too, but was wondering if their was a safe distance.

Simon 3 door

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Welding
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 16:51:00 PM »
Quote from: gregmartin
Cheers SImon,

Was my initial reation too, but was wondering if their was a safe distance.

It only takes one spark mate...

Marty

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Welding
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 17:35:49 PM »
Quote from: Simon 3 door
It's a piece of p*ss to remove the tank




I'd remove it for the 10 minutes it takes.


       

I guess you have been lucky with the tanks you have taken off  
« Last Edit: February 17, 2008, 17:36:05 PM by Marty »

Simon 3 door

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 17:56:16 PM »
Quote from: Marty
     

I guess you have been lucky with the tanks you have taken off  

I've done a few tanks in my time including a Reliant Robin    for a bloke at the hospital mortuary. Always soak the bolts in plus gas or WD40 for a good half hour before attempting to undo them. Only had to cut one tank strap which was on my 4be donor car which looked like it had been sill-deep in flood water in Yorkshire where I got it from and all the bolt heads had been rounded off which I removed with some Craftsman stud removers I bought from JC Penney's department store in Dearborn, USA.

caprinut

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Welding
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 19:53:43 PM »
move towards the gas tank in increments, when your hospitalised you.ll have plenty of time to us how close you got.

 

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