When most gas stations were full service and I saw many people smoke
at the pump. One was smokeing and you could see the fumes or vapor
wave hit the attendand but he didn't flash fire. It is not leagal to
smoke and pump gas anymore.
I used to watch a lot of auto raceing. The cars are much safer now
but a lot of cars would burst into flames in a crash.
A fire will not happen very often but one time could be too many.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com
, "Murphy-Marsh, Leigh"
> I've been here a while and hear of people warning of flammable
> vapour but am wondering just how much of a risk it is? Many a time I
> have woken up after setting my still to run to find my still
> away and venting gases to atmosphere with my place smelling of
> fumes and other nasty smells. So I get out of bed and turn down the
> flame on my portable gas camp stove I use for heating the wash in my
> boiler. Not sure why but I usually have a hard time keeping it going
> when I turn it down. It keeps spluttering and wanting to go out.
> I put an incense candle on and open my windows up to get rid of the
> smell (the camp stove keeps my room nice and warm when it's cold
> outside). I usually feel a bit light headed until I get the windows
> probably due to all the alcohol in the air. I then grab a mop and
> to mop up the excess ethanol that's usually dripped out of the
> joins and output lines all over the lino. Luckily most of it is
> soaked up already by the rags I use for stripping down my petrol
> model cars that I set in a close circle around the camp stove just
> case of a spillage so the job isn't too hard to get done quickly.
> I guess my question is even though my safety procedures are pretty
> on (I set my alarm clock for 11 am at the latest) and many others
> probably have worse safety practices has anyone had any accidents
> spillages/vapour ignition they can recall or care to share about
> Leigh ;)
> The above comments may not depict real circumstances and any
> circumstances depicted that resemble the truth have been omitted
> highly technical operational secrets. AND FOR CHRISTS SAKE, excuse
> language, DON'T TAKE THAT AS A GUIDE ON HOW TO RUN YOUR STILL!!!