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Welding Supply Truck Crash

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, May 30, 2016.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of cylinders in the garage.........just two, but still a lot of power...

    This is amazing to watch. No wonder they have us post “NO SMOKING” signs in the front window when there are tanks of oxygen delivered to the house.

    Have you wondered what would happen if a delivery truck carrying hazardous materials

    such as oxygen and acetylene welding gas cylinders had an accident in front of you?


    View the video below for what actually happens.

    It's spectacular and just when you think it's all over - it's not!!


    So the next time one passes you on the road, give him lots of room.


    (The picture freezes for a short time in the middle, but resumes after a few seconds)


    https://www.youtube.com/embed/FG1LGKieTxY?rel=0
     
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  2. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    YEAH BABY!!! :confused:
    BOOM!!:eek:

    The driver was a dumba$$ o_O:rolleyes:
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That guy on the phone just standing there was an idiot. I was waiting for a cylinder to blast him in the back.
     
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  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WHAT THE HECK WAS THE MORON IN THE SILVER CAR THINKING????

    When I was in the 8th grade 1971-72 at the High school in the Ag shop a couple of guys were moving an Oxy/Act torch setup up on a hand truck without the cylinders being chained down. The 4foot tall Oxy cylinder fell off the hand truck and the valve hit an Irrigation trailer they were building. It sheared the valve off and sent the tank like a rocket across the shop floor through the Cement Block wall and then across about 50 ft of parking lot before it went through the Auto Shops cement block wall and ended up smashed into a teachers car that was being serviced.

    Luckliy no one was hurt The construction class repaired the damage and a year later when I tool metals shop (same shop as the Ag shop class room) You could still hear the Metal shop teachers voice echoing off the walls from when he chewed out the two Kids that were moving the tank.

    The guys in the wood shop next door said it sounded like a truck had hit the building when it blew the 3' x 4' hole in the wall.

    Glad I missed that.
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was fishing in the Willamette River when an overhead crane at the shipyards lost a big oxygen/acetylene tank set while hoisting it across a barge they were working on.
    The neck of the oxygen tank must have snapped off as it soon came flying off the barges deck and down into the river.
    But as soon as it disappeared, it came flying straight back out of the water just like a submarine Polaris missile.
    It did a few mid air somersaults and then shot straight back down to the rivers bottom were it ran out of pressure.
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The oxygen bottles are the bad ones. They make every thing burn good
    The guy filming sat there for a minute before backing up. I would have backed up to the next town
    My dads welding trucks had 2each oxy and acetaline. Then the welder had 25 gallons of gas. A 2gal can for the generator. And 4-5 jerry cans for my backhoe
    And of course 30 some gallons on the truck itself
    We figured it would be close to this kind of fire
     
  7. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    F***!!!
     
  8. SA Shooter

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    dayum....reminds me, in a small way, of the fire that hit the oxyacetyline storage yard in Dallas Texas some years ago.
     
  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My neighbor was telling me about one of his shop co workers who walked up to him and asked for the portable oxy/acc torch cart so he could roll it out to the storage area were the extra tanks were stored.
    He asked him why he didn't take a hand truck to retrieve one of the acetylene tanks that he sent him out there for, and the dumb bubblegum told him that there was a yellow jacket nest in one of the acetylene tanks safety caps and he was going to burn them out so he wouldn't get stung.
     
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  10. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I saw that video a couple of years ago, fun to watch it again. I have to hand it to the Russians, their obsession with vehicle cameras sure captures some strange and wacky stuff.
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In russia the insurance co will not pay out on an accident without video proof so the majority of vehicles have dash cams. Or so I am told.
     
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  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think I've heard something along those lines too. I'm just glad they have them, because there seem to be a ton of psycho drivers over there - plenty of entertainment for us.
     
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    70cyclone Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was really kinda hoping for a bottle to destroy that car that was left way too close...not like he didn't have room to back away
     
  14. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Is it wrong for me to laugh at that? I just get a big kick out of explosions. Mythbusters was my favorite TV show. I laughed SO hard when they over pressurized the hot water heaters.