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: re: 55 gallon drum

updated thu 24 jun 10


ivor and olive lewis on wed 23 jun 10

To reinforce James Freeman note about removing the top, or base for a large
metal drum use a cold chisel, heavy duty shears or something that will not
give sparks or a flame. Very little flammable gas is needed in an enclosed
space to be highly dangerous when ignited. If oxycuutting is the only
solution, fill the drum to the brim with water
About ten years ago a farmer local to Redhill was almost decapitated and
died before the ambulance could get to the scene when a drum he was dealing
with, using an angle grinder, exploded.
Take great care in unfamiliar circumstances.
Best regards,
Ivor Lewis,
South Australia