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Re: help find vacuum leak?/stupid human tricks revisited
This method of using the unlit propane torch is probably one of the
safer ways to find a vacuum leak. Propane has a much narrower range
of ignition (propane/air ratio) than most volatiles (especially
compared to gasoline (thats petrol to you)). Doing this test is
probably as risky as filling @ a self serve station! :)
It is also cheap, readily available, and safe and easy to store.
The only potential hazard is that propane gas is heavier than air,
thus one should not use it in a envoirnment which would allow it to
pool in low lying areas (ie basements).