Man faces 2-6 years in prison

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Minor correction: the terms are mens rea (guilty mind) and actus reus (guilty act).

- Warren
 
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chroot said:
Minor correction: the terms are mens rea (guilty mind) and actus reus (guilty act).

- Warren
oops............... mea culpa :biggrin:
 
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Hi to all with just a few thoughts. :rofl: Acetylene used properly is a very useful tool. Incorrectly it is very dangerous and deadly. Think of a primary consideration that acetylene is unstable above 15 psi in open spaces larger than 1 cubic inch. Why are hoses on Oxy Acetylene torches limited to 1/4 inch inside diameter of the hose? To prevent getting to the needed total space for explosion. How about the small (4 foot tall) pressure tank that first must be completely emptied and then filled with acetone which is a porous material. When the tank is empty of gas but full of acetone it is at 14.7 atmospheric pressure. Equal inside and outside the tank. Now slowly introduce the acetylene into the pressure vessel and the acetylene is disolved into the acetone material. This process is required to assure no void space is in the tank during pressurization. The tank pressure slowly comes up to between 250 to 300 psi. What about that 15 psi issue? That is only is free space of 1 cubic inch or greater. Some people have not thought about the concern that this gas is unstable. As the pressure and temperature increases (in free space of 1 cubic inch or more) the potential for explosion increases. Acetylene does not need anything else to burn. It has all that is needed to burn by its self in an enclosed space. That is why Acetylene tanks are supposed to have flash back arrestors to stop the fire inside the fuel hose and prevent the fire from getting back into the regulator and/or into the tank itself. When the fire has been allowed to burn back into the tank an extremely large hazard (explosive danger) :surprised exists. The tank now has potential to explode! Even with the safety plugs that are designed to burn out and allow burning acetylene to vent from the tank, the danger is still very real and present until all the gas is gone from the tank. Lets look back at the balloon. Even a small balloon is almost one cubic foot in size. Now pressurize it with an unstable gas that can ignite on its own and watch an accident looking for a place to happen. Do a search for acetylene and read all the potential dangers associated with it. I hope all of you have a safe and super day.:smile:
 
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I hope all of you have a safe and super day.
LMFAO, you just sounded like the local fire cheif on an instructional video, I love it! :rofl:
 
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This incident gives new meaning to "blowing up" a balloon!
 

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