[Vwdiesel] Broken Bleeder Valves

Shirley, Mark R MarkRShirley at eaton.com
Thu Mar 13 13:21:24 EST 2003

The information I've come across says about 25psi is the danger
point.  15psi is what everybody says not to go above.  I don't
think I'd want to cut it close.  The power of acetylene dissociation
is just too much to putter around with.  I'll take mine controlled

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Hansen [mailto:jhsg at sk.sympatico.ca]
> Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:45 AM
> To: Vwdiesel
> Subject: RE: [Vwdiesel] Broken Bleeder Valves
>  Mark, you know at what pressure it does spontaneously
> oxidize whan mixed
> with O2?  I would assume it would have some to do with the
> percentage...  I
> never did subscribe to the 15psi or boom theory either, it
> makes little
> sense, but in the presence of O2, now that I can buy.
> However, anyone not running flashback arrestors on their
> hoses is using a
> bomb.  When you first light up, if there is a small leak
> somewhere, and the
> hoses have O2 in them from sitting, it can explode all the
> way back to the
> regulator, which touches off the tank.  Local fellow died a
> few years back
> from just that.  A flashback arrestor screws into the
> regulator body just
> before the hose, to provide a one-way valve so nothing gets into the
> regulator. Twenty bucks can save your life.
> I've prattled on enough...
> -James

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