Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 18:26:30 EDT
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Subject: Re: Drum explosion

As I remember, the drum originally contained wintergreen.  It's a good example for me to use to explain that chemicals manufactured by Mom Nature will explode, too. 

Monona Rossol

In a message dated 6/2/2011 6:50:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time, rmainer**At_Symbol_Here**GMAVT.NET writes:

Even if the drum was empty, it can fill with unburnt gas from the
cutting torch and explode.  The only safe way is to fill the drum with
water first.

Ray Mainer

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