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  1. Andrew Williams
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    This might save someone singed eyebrows. I got a 48 ford that was parked 46 years with a full tank of gas at the time. it now had about 1/4 tank of something like dried paint and kerosene. the tank was so bad I just decided to burn it to get rid of the smell around the house. I threw it on a fire and it still rolled out a flame and and whooshed then burned for about 2 hours. i didn't know it would last that long and still explode that old.
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    Shouldn't a experienced grenade inspector have some idea about the explosiveness of old gas. HA
  3. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Who knew throwing a gas tank onto a fire was a bad idea.
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    Were you drinking beer at the time you put the tank on the fire? HA HA
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  5. Andrew Williams
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    I know now it seems stupid but at the time sounded like a good idea. no beer then just gas fumes. I threw it in the woods the day before but I could smell it all over the place.
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    OK, I guess you're ready for your "Grenade Inspector's terminal Exam"...
    Here's your grenade; disassemble it and lay out the components for your inspection.
    Neatness counts...from left to right on your desk you should have grenade body, cotter pin, and spoon...
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    So throwing toxic shit in the woods didn't work huh. That seems like such a bulletproof plan, hard to believe it failed.
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    so andy will you be striking a match to have a lil look see in the tank just to make sure theres none left????? please dont no matter what the voices in your head tell you..

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    My dad did warn me about it and I planned on letting it drain out. then taking the sludge to a local recycle center to get rid of the gas but it had such a smell I thought the neighbors would smell it . Burning did get rid of the smell. I already got a new tank. I just didn't know it would still have power that long. i thought it would just burn slow like motor oil.
    I was just saying if anyone gets that stupid idea don't do it.
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    At least he's honest.
  12. Hey! Hold my beer and watch this...
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    Didn't we have a thread about this? Something about dumb ways you've gotten hurt? Of course I would have thought that it would be a slow fire also.
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    a side note to anyone contemplating throwing a gas tank on a fire, please get a video of the explosion so the rest of us can enjoy it.
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    Awww, ya beat me to it Chili. LOL
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    You should've shot it with a flaming arrow just like Bo Duke.:D
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    Always hang out with someone drunker than yourself; that way, you get to watch the fun rather than be the fun...
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    When you went to the head of the class graduating from a FNG to grenade inspector it looks like you left all your knowledge behind. I'll bet the results of dropping a Black Cat in a abandoned gas tank at a filling station would suprise you too>>>>.
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    hahahahhahaha, awesome
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    This reminds me of the thread about how to get fumes out of a gas tank.

    One guy said that he takes old rags, puts them on a really long stick, lights them on fire and......... you can guess the rest.
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    Stop it youse guys. I got a belly-ache from laughing so hard....
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    No matter what else bad happens to you for the next year, consider yourself lucky.

    I met a guy in the burn unit that had huge scars over most of his body from throwing a gas tank on a fire when he was a teenager.

    But still, this is one of the funniest threads I have read.

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  24. Ya don't throw the shit in THE FREAKIN" WOODS, to drain out either. Are you on a well? Not County or City water? How long you been doin' this?? Cheese an Rice, man. damn.
    lango.
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    Jeez, I'll be 46 next year and I'll tell ya, I sometimes get gas that burns like you wouldn't believe ..... I told my wife, "ease off on the red peppers" ........ oh, wait, uh, never mind, carry on ......
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    reminds me of that scene from Joe Dirt , " before we light it , lets jam this in the gas bucket"

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    Sooo...

    You burn motor oil too..:confused:

    I'm seein' a trend here...
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    I guess that a two hour burn was fast?:rolleyes:
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    Amazing is it not. Who would have thunk it?
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    I used to install heating and air....and doing the repairs too! The old man I learned from would check for natural gas and propane leaks with a lighter...........

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