ten commandments of welding

ten commandments of welding

1. thou shalt not weld on an unpurged tank, for the noise will be very loud when the tank explodes and thy friends will console thy widow in ways generally unacceptable unto thee.

2. thou shalt secure thy tanks, lest one fall on thy foot and transform thee into less than a graceful dancer when called upon by thy wife or other female friend.

3. thou shalt clean thy work carefully, lest thee gaze upon thy work falling apart as it passeth out of sight.

4. thou shalt place thy work in jigs, or other holding fixtures for thy eye is a poor instrument for the measurement of angles and great will be the wrath of thy leader as thou art doing thy task a second time.

5. thou shalt not weld near batteries, compressed gasses, or flammable materials lest a spark from thy labors create a fire which cause thee to continue thy chosen profession in an open field or other such drafty place.

6. thou shalt take great care of thy tools and equipment, lest thy friend who is in charge of such things smites thee about thy head and shoulders for being a wastrel and a knave.

7. thou shalt not perform thy art without proper ventilation, for the smell of toxic gasses produced by the heating of primers, and painted or plated surfaces is worse than a bad cigar and will remain with thee until the end of thy days.

8. thou shalt not weld without goggles, nor shalt thou allow others to gaze upon thy labors, lest thy employment, or the employment of others be changed to sitting on cold and rainy streets while selling pencils.

9. thou shalt wear sturdy gloves, for burns upon thy hands are a source of great pain when thou art attempting to raise thy bowling average.

10. thou shalt ground thy work, when thou weldeth with a machine of arcs, for thou art a poor conductor of electricity and the shock which thou shalt receive shall ruin thy plans for thy weekend.

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11th commandment: Thou shalt not fart in insulated coveralls.... For hot air rises and you'll not escape....

<DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=6><STRONG>ten commandments of welding</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face=Dauphin size=4>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt not weld on an unpurged tank, </FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; for the noise will be very loud when the tank explodes and thy friends will console thy widow in ways generally &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; unacceptable unto thee.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=5><STRONG>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt secure thy tanks, </STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; lest one fall on thy foot and transform thee into less than a graceful dancer when called upon by thy wife or other &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; female friend.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=4><STRONG>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt clean thy work carefully, </STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; lest thee gaze upon thy work falling apart as it passeth out of sight.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=4><STRONG>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt place thy work in jigs,</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; or other holding fixtures for thy eye is a poor instrument for the measurement of angles and great will be the wrath of &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thy&nbsp;leader as thou art doing thy task a second time.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=4><STRONG>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt not weld near batteries, </STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; compressed gasses, or flammable materials lest a spark from thy labors create a fire which cause thee to continue thy &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; chosen profession in an open field or other such drafty place.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=4><STRONG>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt take great care of thy tools and equipment, </STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; lest thy friend who is in charge of such things smites thee about thy head and shoulders for being a wastrel and a &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; knave.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=4><STRONG>7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt not perform thy art without proper ventilation, </STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; for the smell of toxic gasses produced by the heating of primers, and painted or plated surfaces is worse than a bad &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; cigar and will remain with thee until the end of thy days.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=4><STRONG>8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt not weld without goggles, </STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; nor shalt thou allow others to gaze upon thy labors, lest thy employment, or the employment of others be changed to &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; sitting on cold and rainy streets while selling pencils.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Dauphin size=4><STRONG>9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt wear sturdy gloves, </STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; for burns upon thy hands are a source of great pain when thou art attempting to raise thy bowling average.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face=Dauphin size=4>10.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thou shalt ground thy work, </FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; when thou weldeth with a machine of arcs, for thou art a poor conductor of electricity and the shock which thou shalt &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; receive shall ruin thy plans for thy weekend.</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>

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In simple ascii for our Unix members and others.

Yesterday a large fuel tank that had only 1 million gallons of #2 oil was caught on fire by - dumb - workers taking the tank apart. Just didn't finish taking all of the oil out.

You can figure - most of the central coast of Ca has a coat. Massive black and sooty fire.

Martin

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I wonder if that was actually planned to happen that way.... If I read correctly, that was waste oil that was nearly the consistency of shoe polish. What better way to dispose of a quantity of oil that you don't want to/can't pump out than to simply burn it and pay the fine? Can you imagine the cost of disposal through EPA-approved means? Just my opinion.... but I've seen enough to make me wonder. r/ Steve

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