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fyi 46 year old gas still burns

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Andrew Williams, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Andrew Williams
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
    Posts: 221

    Andrew Williams

    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.
  2. farmboat
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 284

    from Lucas, KY

    Shouldn't a experienced grenade inspector have some idea about the explosiveness of old gas. HA
  3. Who knew throwing a gas tank onto a fire was a bad idea.
  4. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,719

    from Texas

    Were you drinking beer at the time you put the tank on the fire? HA HA
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  5. Andrew Williams
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
    Posts: 221

    Andrew Williams

    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.
  6. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,205

    Bruce Lancaster

    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...
  7. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 4,966

    Shifty Shifterton

    So throwing toxic shit in the woods didn't work huh. That seems like such a bulletproof plan, hard to believe it failed.
  8. 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..

  9. Andrew Williams
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
    Posts: 221

    Andrew Williams

    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.
  10. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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  11. BangerMatt
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 465


    At least he's honest.
  12. Hey! Hold my beer and watch this...
  13. hustlinhillbilly
    Joined: Jun 17, 2008
    Posts: 183

    from ohio

    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.
  14. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,184

    from California

    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.
  15. nailheadroadster
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,403


    Awww, ya beat me to it Chili. LOL
  16. borntoolate
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 320


    You should've shot it with a flaming arrow just like Bo Duke.:D
  17. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,205

    Bruce Lancaster

    Always hang out with someone drunker than yourself; that way, you get to watch the fun rather than be the fun...
  18. 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>>>>.
  19. hahahahhahaha, awesome
  20. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    from Ennis TX

    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.
  21. 1946chevytruck
    Joined: Feb 9, 2008
    Posts: 719

    from london ,ky

  22. Ole Pork
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
    Posts: 581

    Ole Pork

    Stop it youse guys. I got a belly-ache from laughing so hard....
  23. SakowskiMotors
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,238


    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.

  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.
  25. 6tall
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 125


    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 ......
  26. LowFat48
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
    Posts: 912


    reminds me of that scene from Joe Dirt , " before we light it , lets jam this in the gas bucket"

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  27. Parts48
    Joined: Mar 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,649

    from Dry Heat
    1. Hot Rod Veterans


    You burn motor oil too..:confused:

    I'm seein' a trend here...
  28. I guess that a two hour burn was fast?:rolleyes:
  29. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,188

    from OKC, OK

    Amazing is it not. Who would have thunk it?
  30. mottsrods
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 742


    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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