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Another solvent story
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Re: hear is the problem ()

jergle
A friend of mine works as a "forensic engineer" investigating accidents. He told me a story recently of 3 guys hired to clean an oil change pit at one of those quickie oil change places. They were using brake cleaner (containing hexane, I believe) to help get the dried oil and gunk off the floor. They aren't sure where the spark came from, but it lit off. 2 of the guys never made it out of the pit, and the 3rd didn't make it to the hospital. This was in an open-topped pit WITH a ventilation fan running. Definitely gives you a new perspective.

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