Do I Really Need the Tools?

Pat Dooley pdooley@gte.net
Wed, 6 Feb 2002 21:57:29 -0500


Good advice.  Steel on steel can spark.  Gas tank explosions are
exceptionally dangerous.
Thing is, when you are removing the lock ring, the tank is still sealed.  No
fumes present to ignite.
Still, this is good advice and I recant my screwdriver comment.  The brass
is the way to go.



>
> STAY AWAY FROM GAS TANKS WITH SCREWDRIVERS!
> Buy yourself a bronze drift tool (like a punch, but made out of
> bronze). Steel
> on steel will cause sparks, and I'm sure we all know that sparks
> and gas fumes
> don't play well together. Bronze against steel will not spark,
> thereby safely
> loosening the lock ring.
>