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Old 21-06-2012, 06:58   #16
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WEll fellas - I'm really happy that as you all try these various things that your genes will disappear from the global gene pool.

I mean , hell, everybody knows that if heat seawater to steam and then condense it back again, you end up with diesel fuel.

Gads what a bunch of chumps! I'll bet you all think "you can't sail faster than the wind"
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WEll fellas - I'm really happy that as you all try these various things that your genes will disappear from the global gene pool.

I mean , hell, everybody knows that if heat seawater to steam and then condense it back again, you end up with diesel fuel.

Gads what a bunch of chumps! I'll bet you all think "you can't sail faster than the wind"
That works only in the GOM after the oil spill.
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Old 21-06-2012, 07:04   #18
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Would that be "green energy" or "brown energy"???
What has brown done for you?
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WEll fellas - I'm really happy that as you all try these various things that your genes will disappear from the global gene pool.

I mean , hell, everybody knows that if heat seawater to steam and then condense it back again, you end up with diesel fuel.

Gads what a bunch of chumps! I'll bet you all think "you can't sail faster than the wind"
the steam thing is so last year,dunno about sailing faster than the wind but this one will sail into it,guess going faster than the wind is all about gearing

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They tried to blow up a vacuum by sucking up gasoline on a Mythbusters show , but were unsuccessful .
I enjoy Myth Busters from time to time. Very entertaining but not as 'scientific' as they make it out to be. The sparks from a vacuum cleaner are oftentimes outside of the container. So while you may not ignite the gasoline inside the vacuum, you could easily ignite the fumes outside of the vacuum cleaner unless of course you are working in a complete vacuum.
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I enjoy Myth Busters from time to time. Very entertaining but not as 'scientific' as they make it out to be. The sparks from a vacuum cleaner are oftentimes outside of the container. So while you may not ignite the gasoline inside the vacuum, you could easily ignite the fumes outside of the vacuum cleaner unless of course you are working in a complete vacuum.

The important thing is that you get the fire going -- break out the marshmallows!
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you want to use a lighter instead,first thing they taught us on our gas engineers course was NOT to use matches when looking for a gas leak

That would be a safety lighter I hope.
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That would be a safety lighter I hope.
thre are old gas engineers,and there are bold engineers,but very few old bold gas engineers.
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Old 21-06-2012, 07:32   #24
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Of doing silly things with flammable mixtures. Many years ago, an anchor handling tug had been dry docked somewhere in West Africa. The owners were not the biggest payers, and the crew were at a competency level to match.'
Once the dock was flooded, they tried to start the generator. Found the compressed air start cylinder empty, and both the electric and emergency hand compressors not working.
One of them had the bright idea of connecting an oxygen cylinder to the start air line.
Needless to say, the results were impressive. Boat back in drydock, engineers to the hospital.
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Re: Nobody thinks about getting killed by a vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner nearly burned out boat.
I had been vacuuming up from a deck re-caulking job with a lot of fluff that the saw cleaning the groove had loosened from the cotton they use deeper in the groove for sealing. The filter was far from new and had a small slit in it that was letting some of the cotton fiber through and into the motor.
After working all day I turned everything off and we went to dinner. About the time we got to the retaurant there were 4 fire engines passing us, little did we know they were heading to our boat.
Some of the cotton fluff must have caught fire and got hot enough to burn the plastic around the motor housing so then dripping burning plastic dropped into the main bucket full of cotton and wood chips.
Fortunately a boat neighbor saw it and kicked the smoking vacuum cleaner over the side into the water. By the time we got back from the restaurant everything was back to normal except a note of what had happened to our vacuum cleaner.
How do I know what happened inside the vacuum you ask?
About 23 hours later the vacuum cleaner floated back on the tide to within 20 feet of where it first entered the water so I was able to fish it out to inspect it.
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A vacuum cleaner nearly burned out boat.
I had been vacuuming up from a deck re-caulking job with a lot of fluff that the saw cleaning the groove had loosened from the cotton they use deeper in the groove for sealing. The filter was far from new and had a small slit in it that was letting some of the cotton fiber through and into the motor.
After working all day I turned everything off and we went to dinner. About the time we got to the retaurant there were 4 fire engines passing us, little did we know they were heading to our boat.
Some of the cotton fluff must have caught fire and got hot enough to burn the plastic around the motor housing so then dripping burning plastic dropped into the main bucket full of cotton and wood chips.
Fortunately a boat neighbor saw it and kicked the smoking vacuum cleaner over the side into the water. By the time we got back from the restaurant everything was back to normal except a note of what had happened to our vacuum cleaner.
How do I know what happened inside the vacuum you ask?
About 23 hours later the vacuum cleaner floated back on the tide to within 20 feet of where it first entered the water so I was able to fish it out to inspect it.

The moral of the story,,,,,dont eat out after vacuuming,,,, have the wife cook dinner after she does the cleaning
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WEll fellas - I'm really happy that as you all try these various things that your genes will disappear from the global gene pool.
It's hard to understand arguments about preserving the gene pool. Wouldn't it stand to reason that anyone who ends up with gasoline in his bilge is already too dim to deal with it?
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Re: Nobody thinks about getting killed by a vacuum cleaner

I can tell you from experience you do not want to vacuum flammables up. An employee of mine spilled some acetone once, thought he'd just vacuum it up with the wet vac... let's just say that the biggest piece of the wet vac top hit the shop ceiling 25 feet up!
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Shop vacuums are designed to collect air and dirt through the hose and bring it inside. The air passes through a filter and then some of it through the motor. More than one explosion has taken place when a wet/dry vacuum was used to vacuum up a fuel spill in the bilge.

Boat Electrics are easy.
And there's the next urban myth. It has been busted a while ago:

Myth Files : Jet Engine/Vacuum Cleaner : Discovery Channel

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And there's the next urban myth. It has been busted a while ago:

Myth Files : Jet Engine/Vacuum Cleaner : Discovery Channel

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I hope I'm not to late for a refund on the TrueValue shopvac--was trying for 1000lbs thrust.
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