And no one is telling him anything....
@megamanx181x, we're all trying to leave early. Sacrifice one for the good of many.
@megamanx181x, I doubt the sparks last long enough to cause any sort of reaction on those canisters
@Depressed Cashier, its mostly incase theres any kind of damage/leak to the hoses. If those hoses are leaking then thats going to make a big ol boom
@ Mr Cuymenq, hahahaha
@Depressed Cashier, just need one little leak and then.... 💥
@megamanx181x, guys, it's welding gas, it's inert and will not blow up, nor is it flammable in any way shape or form
edit for more info: welding gas is used to cool the weld as you go, usually argon. The weld is created by an electric arc between the welding material and the surface being welded.
@Depressed Cashier, unless there's a leak in the gas hose.
@FullMetalAlcoholist, that's oxygen and acetylene or propylene gas. Cutting torch. 15 year certified welder and metal fabricator.
@ericthegreat, oh, well, shows how much I know
@ericthegreat, i was pretty sure it was a cutting torch but im not experienced to feel confident enough in asserting it. Thank you
@FullMetalAlcoholist, acetylene can combust in open air if exposed to an ignition source
@Guy Fawkes, if only one is leaking it won't go boom. Acetylene isn't very explosive and the other one is oxygen so it isn't even flammable, but mix them right and you get a lot of fun!
@MrLogg, when a gas burns it causes expansion. If the acetylene within that cylinder combusts because a flame follows the hose back through a leak then that cylinder is going to explode
@Guy Fawkes, if the bottle is closed and you hit it hard enough to set of a reaction within it it might, otherwise it will probably just turn into a flamethrower.
@MrLogg, that would depend entirely on the leak location and size. And i would asses the likelihood of a leak to be higher with only the disregard for basic shop saftey visible in this picture.
@MrLogg, acetylene makes a plenty big boom. Mix the right amount of O2 in and it's a huge boom. There's still O2 in the air though. Acetylene is actually explosive btw. Lookup the old welding teachers trick of filling a balloon with acetylene.
If those sparks wear/melt a hole in that hose, he's pretty much trying to make a thermobarric bomb.
Oxygen is plenty dangerous on its own. In an oxygen rich environment, everything becomes fuel. Everything. At 15 psi of pure O2, aluminum can sustain a flame. A Gatorade bottle is made of hydrocarbon chains. HC chains are fuel. Oxygen. Just need ignition. Wood burns much faster. Rubber burns. Oxygen is dangerous stuff.
Every safe Oxy/acetylene torch set has a set of flashback arrestors. Flames have sucked back into hoses and killed people. So much that they started making a device that prevents that flashback.
Everyone should know to not fvck with flammable gasses. Stuff can go very far South Very quickly.
@mas2de, as I said mix it with O2 and it gets interesting, and dangerous. And yes proper users has mounted blowback valvs.
In case of fire in the building the O2 is the one to be afraid of tho even if the acetylene will blow it mostly causes a big flame while the 02 will send shrapnel all over and fuel the existing fire.
@Depressed Cashier, those tanks r thick when I do welding there’s tons of sparks and the tank is usually always close the sparks don’t damage it at all
@FullMetalAlcoholist, it could be the Trimix for welding stainless that’s mostly helium which is flammable
@FullMetalAlcoholist, r u a tinknocker?
@sgc6610, not at all, just a car guy that has friends who weld lol
@ericthegreat, r u a tin knocker?
@FullMetalAlcoholist, sorry I meant to ask someone else
@sgc6610, combo pipe and structural.
@ericthegreat, oh ok when u said u fabricate metal I thought maybe u were