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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by jmagic » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:13 pm

There's gas, and there's CNG. Both go great with 555s or Marlboro Lights. :stir:
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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by Felgerkarb » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:26 pm

One of my earliest memories in the KoW is a Cambodian ground crew guy refueling the Mi 8 we were using with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. I was like, WTF, we are going to DIE. The Soviet advisor went ballistic on him after I pointed at him. Good times.
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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by armchairlawyer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:54 pm

Last time I boarded a bus at Sorya bus station, they were dragging a long fuel hose to fill the tanks of buses parked at the stands, right next to passengers who were having a last puff before boarding their bus.
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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:56 pm

Very difficult to light petrol with a cigarette.

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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by hanno » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:20 am

Barang chgout wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:56 pm
Very difficult to light petrol with a cigarette.

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But not impossible. And vapors on a hot day are another matter.
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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by Barang chgout » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:57 am

is possible to ignite a pool of gasolineusing only a cigarette. A cigarette has the potential to light a pool of gasoline but just doesn't have enough sustained heat. Gas ignites between 500 °F and 540 °F, the cigarette at its hottest was between 450 °F and 500 °F but only when it was actually being smoked.May 5, 2005

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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by Fourkinnel » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:10 pm

If there was a couple more of them, they could have all spat on the fire, it would soon extinguish! :wink:
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Post by timmydownawell » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:47 pm

AndyKK wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Filling up with gas or petrol?
I assume they were filling up with petrol and the petrol vapour (i.e. gas) exploded.
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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by AndyKK » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Possibly, vapour can and will ignite. But it usually is from another source, I would more likely think static from the person filling.
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Re: Chinese Man Smokes at a Gas Station...

Post by that genius » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:01 pm

A dropped cigarette sparks...that is very efficient at igniting vapour
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