|Paul T||13/08/2020 15:50:20|
7205 forum posts
With many workshops being like ovens we should all be careful with pressurised containers and storage of nitro fuel.
Pressurised containers don't like excessive heat and tend to go bang when they overheat, those nice rattle cans from Halfords have the potential to be a very effective hand grenade look at this example of when a small can explodes in a car link
How many of you have got paint, WD 40 or laquer cans in your workarea and would your workshop / house survive?
|ashley needham||13/08/2020 16:17:10|
7036 forum posts
Good point Paul.i might get a tin to put my explosives in for the garage.
All my rattle cans are in ‘t shed and that remainscool(ish) in this heat.
|Colin Bishop||13/08/2020 16:51:48|
4842 forum posts
Sensible advice. In my case the workshop hasn't exceeded 90F and the garage, where all the rattle cans are is a good 10 degrees cooler.
A car can get a heck of a lot hotter than that in blazing sunshine.
PS - Just had a look at a Halfords rattle can and they say do not heat beyond 122F.
Edited By Colin Bishop on 13/08/2020 16:54:51
|Paul T||13/08/2020 17:09:57|
7205 forum posts
A few members have workshops upstairs in attics or dormer bedrooms and just like a felt roofed shed these areas absorb heat and quickly become ovens.
Slight damage to a spray can will reduce its ability to contain pressurised contents by 30%, how many dented pressurised containers are in your workshops?
In my work life I have been called in as a professional witness to a fatal incident where a can of air freshener exploded and took out the front room of a house. It blew the window and front door a clear 20m across the front garden.
Sadly the occupant was in the room at the time.
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