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Old 11-27-2007, 12:47 PM   #296 (permalink)
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Advice from the sidelines...

DEFINITELY want to keep a fire extinguisher around. Good thinking.

Yesterday I went all the way back and read this thread from the start. Your story of welding on the inside and then leaning out to blow out the fire on the outside made me cringe!
It made me winded.

After the first incident I had a hose on standby, in case I ran out of breath putting out the flare-ups.

It did give me an appreciation for what can happen with brazing, welding (or arcing battery connections for that matter).
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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