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Discussion in 'Multimedia' at netrider.net.au started by vic, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Smoking whilst refueling is perfectly safe.

    [img:2048:1536:74afbb0403]https://netrider.net.au/pics/special/refuel.jpg[/img:74afbb0403]


     
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  2. :shock:

    Okay, for the beneift of us out-of-staters, the culprit is ....... ?
     
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  3. Simon aka SOBIL
     
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  4. Sorry vic but it looks a little set up :?

    Meh - still a lesson to be learned
     
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  5. ...accidentally drop that ciggy into the hole and see what happens!!!!!
     
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  7. Oh bejesus... Sobil! what tha?
    And whos bike were you taking hostage there? :? :p
     
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  8. He was smoking whilst refueling. We pulled the camera out and took the photo, it really did happen :shock:
     
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  9. Im shocked :shock:
    And you didn't run away Vic?
     
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  10. Sobil was perfectly safe. Any kind of wind would have diluted the vapours.

    Hot ash or the ciggy falling into the tank though... well that would have been a whole other story!
     
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  11. holy shit. the vapours are the flammable part. If there was any sort of break in the wind, and a stream of vapours came up to meet his cig, he would be fcuked. the explosion would probably ignite the fuel/air mix on top of the liquid petrol in the tank.

    sheer stupidity.
     
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  12. Hey I'm not condoning it... smoking is a definite health hazard! :LOL:
     
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  13. um i take it that u guys havnt seen his bike
    if anything it would of done some good to that bike or make it more safe
    :LOL: :LOL:
     
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  14. that doesn't look like the fizzer or what was left of it, has he got another bike now? :eek:
     
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  15. Its the same bike. It looks different coz of the 1/2 a 600RR ductail and the front & back covers of a spiral binder making up the other half.
     
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  16. Cigarettes actually won't light gasoline ...
     
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  17. the ciggarette would go out, thats what would happen.

    petrol needs a naked flame to ignite, a red hot cigarette butt won't do it. i've proved it to people countless times, always a good money maker.
    go pour some petrol into a cup and drop a smoke into it, it won't light.
     
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  18. *Evil-O runs away*
    No chance i'll be doing that! :LOL: :grin:
     
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  19. Actually petrol needs a nice balance of oxygen (ie air) and vapour plus an ignition source. The reason a smoke won't light up a bucket of petrol is there is a lack of oxygen available to allow combustion to occur (too rich).

    Spread it around on the ground a bit and it's a whole other story...

    Love the photo though. :LOL:
     
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