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Re: Reply to Susan Alum welding

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  • jdmeddock
    Aluminum granules + iron oxide granules + heat = Thermite! Maybe an unlikely outcome but one I will now have in the back of my mind every time I use our bench
    Message 1 of 22 , Dec 5, 2009
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      Aluminum granules + iron oxide granules + heat = Thermite!


      Maybe an unlikely outcome but one I will now have in the back of my mind every time I use our bench grinder at work. I am a mechanic and we have one grinder for everything that needs to be ground.

      Justin




      > It's funny I have been working in machine shops all my life and did not
      > no that grinding aluminum on a grinder could cause it to blow up. I just
      > thought you didn't do it because it clogged up the wheel, Never too old
      > to learn something. It sure makes sense that somebody could get hurt
      > that way.
      > Doug
      >
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