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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Bomb in the workshop

For years, I've kept my propane bottles and torch in a drawer under my workbench.

Today, I was doing a little silver solder work... finished, put the torch and bottle away, then realized I needed to solder one more item. Pulled out the bottle... and heard a wee little "hisssss". It was leaking at the schraeder valve. And oddly, it wasn't making much smell.

I shudder to think what would have happened if I had left the bottle there... my workbench is about three feet from the water heater and furnace.

It's now out on the front porch where it will stay until it starts to behave better.
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