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(Daily Star)   Genius tries to drain fuel tank by using an electric drill to punch a hole in it. FLAME ON   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 37
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2013-11-02 01:08:23 AM  
I this the guy?


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2013-11-02 01:39:09 AM  
A whole host of health and safety issues were stumbled upon by the Health and Safety executive (HSE) and boss Jason Miller and Stephen Strange were fined £40,000 plus costs of £25,000.

You'd think the Sorcerer Supreme would be more concerned about workplace safety.
 
2013-11-02 02:51:09 AM  
Sounds like something the Russians would do.

Maybe.
 
2013-11-02 02:57:37 AM  
Poor guy hasn't been able to work for three years.

He's not hoping for a bigger compensation pay out from his former employer's insurance by any chance?
 
2013-11-02 02:59:09 AM  
Punching would have been safer than drilling.
 
2013-11-02 03:02:29 AM  
As we used to say in the fire department:  Dance of the Flaming Asshole
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2013-11-02 03:14:59 AM  
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2013-11-02 03:16:40 AM  
Hmmm. You're a car scrapper with an nth grade education. You're faced with the question: "electricity + fuel = ?" How are you going to know any better?
 
2013-11-02 03:38:52 AM  
I did the same, minus a fire.  I set the drill to "low" speed so as not to create any sparks.

Scored  myself some six gallons of fuel before sending the car to the bone yard.
 
2013-11-02 03:50:08 AM  
An acetylene torch would have been quicker.
 
2013-11-02 04:08:23 AM  

TomD9938: I did the same, minus a fire.  I set the drill to "low" speed so as not to create any sparks.

Scored  myself some six gallons of fuel before sending the car to the bone yard.


It isn't the drilling speed that will get you. It's the electric spark created by the motor in your drill. Look into the vents in your drill and pull the trigger. That blue arc you see plus fuel vapor equals an Earth shattering KaBoom.
 
2013-11-02 04:16:52 AM  

OBBN: That blue arc you see plus fuel vapor equals an Earth shattering KaBoom


It was all liquid, bro and I've got no scars to show for my efforts.

And at four bucks a gallon (for the time), that six gallons of ethol supreme bought me nearly half a carton of smokes.
 
2013-11-02 04:18:07 AM  

OBBN: TomD9938: I did the same, minus a fire.  I set the drill to "low" speed so as not to create any sparks.

Scored  myself some six gallons of fuel before sending the car to the bone yard.

It isn't the drilling speed that will get you. It's the electric spark created by the motor in your drill. Look into the vents in your drill and pull the trigger. That blue arc you see plus fuel vapor equals an Earth shattering KaBoom.


I've seen them punch a hole in the gas tank on one of those "How do" type shows, I think it involved a special drill that connected a hose and kept the gasoline out of the air.
 
2013-11-02 04:40:24 AM  

opiumpoopy: Poor guy hasn't been able to work for three years.

He's not hoping for a bigger compensation pay out from his former employer's insurance by any chance?


This is England. They aren't as litigious there and doing something retarded at work isn't a guaranteed payday.
 
2013-11-02 04:41:50 AM  

TomD9938: OBBN: That blue arc you see plus fuel vapor equals an Earth shattering KaBoom

It was all liquid, bro and I've got no scars to show for my efforts.

And at four bucks a gallon (for the time), that six gallons of ethol supreme bought me nearly half a carton of smokes.


I like the cut of your jib
 
2013-11-02 04:49:38 AM  

TomD9938: OBBN: That blue arc you see plus fuel vapor equals an Earth shattering KaBoom

It was all liquid, bro and I've got no scars to show for my efforts.

And at four bucks a gallon (for the time), that six gallons of ethol supreme bought me nearly half a carton of smokes.


Wanna buy a life insurance policy? Got just the thing for ya.
 
2013-11-02 05:14:59 AM  

wildcardjack: OBBN: TomD9938: I did the same, minus a fire.  I set the drill to "low" speed so as not to create any sparks.

Scored  myself some six gallons of fuel before sending the car to the bone yard.

It isn't the drilling speed that will get you. It's the electric spark created by the motor in your drill. Look into the vents in your drill and pull the trigger. That blue arc you see plus fuel vapor equals an Earth shattering KaBoom.

I've seen them punch a hole in the gas tank on one of those "How do" type shows, I think it involved a special drill that connected a hose and kept the gasoline out of the air.


For all you do-it-yourselfers, here's the way to drain a fuel tank that won't gey you blown up or burned to a crisp: How to Drain the Gas Tank of Your Car
 
2013-11-02 05:37:36 AM  

Chariset: A whole host of health and safety issues were stumbled upon by the Health and Safety executive (HSE) and boss Jason Miller and Stephen Strange were fined £40,000 plus costs of £25,000.

You'd think the Sorcerer Supreme would be more concerned about workplace safety.


Maybe a crossover series is coming up involving The Fantastic Four and Dr. Strange.

/I wonder if Chris Evans would play both parts if they ever did a FF/Avengers movie.
 
2013-11-02 05:42:14 AM  
the natural force surrounded the worker from Wigan

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2013-11-02 05:57:28 AM  
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2013-11-02 06:27:25 AM  
At least he didn't try using a leaf blower.
 
2013-11-02 06:32:27 AM  
As he drained fuel from underneath a van, the natural force surrounded the worker from Wigan causing him to escape the near-death experience.

da fuq does this mean?
 
2013-11-02 07:30:23 AM  

Maul555: As he drained fuel from underneath a van, the natural force surrounded the worker from Wigan causing him to escape the near-death experience.

da fuq does this mean?


Misread Wigan as Wikan, journalist did.  Hrmihrmmiurmm.
 
2013-11-02 07:46:05 AM  
Actually, isn't this one of those cases where a gun would be safer? I'm not being snarky, since a good sized bullet would pass through the metal and not cause an explosion. Put a large bucket or tub under the gas tank and put a clean hole straight through the tank.
 
2013-11-02 08:51:50 AM  

Maul555: As he drained fuel from underneath a van, the natural force surrounded the worker from Wigan causing him to escape the near-death experience.

da fuq does this mean?


The natural force, which is quite un-natural, is that  KA-WOOOSH  sound and feeling when a gas ball ignites.   I'm sure you have experienced it.   It would make you escape in the opposite direction.
 
2013-11-02 08:54:46 AM  
Cryogenic story-
I heard tell of a motor vehicle accident a few years ago involving a tractor-trailer rolling over. After getting the truck righted and towed away, the wrecker company decided to drill the tank for that sweet, sweet #2 diesel. Unfortunately, the truck was powered by liquified natural gas. The saddle tank was full of colorless, odorless, -260F LNG. It caused quite a bit of surprise, from what I heard.
 
2013-11-02 10:03:01 AM  
I had a friend who joined the Navy after high school.  During training he was shown a film titled, "Learn or Burn".

BTW, the dumbass should have punched it.
 
2013-11-02 11:43:00 AM  

Fissile: I had a friend who joined the Navy after high school.  During training he was shown a film titled, "Learn or Burn".

BTW, the dumbass should have punched it.


With a bronze punch, steel on steel creates sparks
 
2013-11-02 11:54:00 AM  
Shooting a gas tank (as shown on Mythbusters) doesn't ignite the gas. I still would not stand close to it, just in case, but at least you'd be able to do it from a long distance.
 
2013-11-02 12:16:43 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Actually, isn't this one of those cases where a gun would be safer? I'm not being snarky, since a good sized bullet would pass through the metal and not cause an explosion. Put a large bucket or tub under the gas tank and put a clean hole straight through the tank.


I was there when a fairly unstable fellow could not figure out the proper angle to drill holes in his rood for a new electrical supply standpipe. The roof was a 1/4 pitch and under the eaves, flat. He couldn't figure it out. How to line up the two holes. Frustrated, he went in the house and came back with a 7" Dan Wesson .44, took aim and made two perfectly tappable drill holes that were lined up.

Trouble was he also hit an electrical supply in the attic, which came in contact with flammable material and before you know we're talking to the fire department.

"Any idea how it started?" Battalion commander asked.
"Well, Jim, overt there, shot his house."
"Oh."
 
2013-11-02 12:25:47 PM  
Clemkadidlefark:
"Any idea how it started?" Battalion commander asked.
"Well, Jim, overt there, shot his house."
"Oh."


Said it played a sad song and made him cry.
 
2013-11-02 12:35:08 PM  
Guns are occasionally useful on construction jobs.  Removing tempered windows that can't be broken by guys with hammers is one application.
 
2013-11-02 02:23:35 PM  

rnatalie: Clemkadidlefark:
"Any idea how it started?" Battalion commander asked.
"Well, Jim, overt there, shot his house."
"Oh."

Said it played a sad song and made him cry.


Went to his truck and got a .45...
Bubba shot the jukebox last ni-aa-aa-a-aaight.
 
2013-11-02 03:59:53 PM  

OBBN: TomD9938: I did the same, minus a fire.  I set the drill to "low" speed so as not to create any sparks.

Scored  myself some six gallons of fuel before sending the car to the bone yard.

It isn't the drilling speed that will get you. It's the electric spark created by the motor in your drill. Look into the vents in your drill and pull the trigger. That blue arc you see plus fuel vapor equals an Earth shattering KaBoom.


They make brushless drills now.
 
2013-11-02 06:01:28 PM  
Hand drill.
Brass bit.
Can't stress either of those enough.
 
2013-11-03 02:43:12 AM  
The topic of getting fuel out of a disabled or useless car came up during a show where Lazlow talked about his neighbors trying to figure out how to get fuel out for the generators when the last superstorm messed up the east coast.  Siphoning often doesn't work well anymore.

As a MacGuyver-ey person that I am, what'd I do is detach/cut the fuel line off the fuel rail under the hood and rig a hose to a gas can.  Ideally when the key is now turned on, the fuel pump will now pump fuel straight out for you as it thinks it's pressurizing the system.  If the key on doesn't work, isn't available or is damaged one can also run a jumper wire from the battery or 12 volt source to the fuel sending relay.  That's usually easily found under the hood too.
 
2013-11-03 12:00:53 PM  
At least use air tools.
 
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