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post #1 of 14 Old 07-31-2008, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Bio-D - be safe with this stuff!

I'm not at all against Bio-D but the risk is real so please becarefull...and don't do it in your garage!



This guy isn't dead but i bet hes hatin life right about now.
Warnings over DIY fuel after man suffers burns - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

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I agree- Be careful. On the other hand- Im almost certain to have an explosion, he had to have some sort of flame present. I could be completely wrong, but thats my thinking on this. Methanol-Flammable. Dont use open flames.

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Simply plugging in a pump or heating element can cause a spark at the socket and ignite meth fumes.
Snuff out your cig before measuring out your meth!

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a static charge in the winter time will do it as well...

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A local restaurant owner here has a bioD processor out behind his restaurant near his dumpster. He used the used oil to make bioD for his van. His methanol drum was stored in full summer sun. There was an explosion and he almost lost his life two summers ago. Today he is healed and is once again making bioD, but his area now is under an awning.

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I have thought about running either Bio or Vegi and I have been leading more towards bio b/c I only drive 4 miles to work everyday and only could use the vegi when I go on trips out of town but now am don't know what I want to do

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I steered away from the Biodiesel route for exactly the reasons above. I wasn't real keen on keeping big drums of methanol and lye in my garage. Plus there are a lot more steps you have to take to make it.

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come on we are smarter than this..... I mean that was in the UK.... Geee they like Obama over there what do they know?


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not trying to be an ***, but there are lethal traffic accidents every day. i still drive.
hunting accidents every day. you'll get em from my cold dead hands. electrocutions every day. i turned on my pc. VD is everywhere. i dated. until that ball and chain that is
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not trying to be an ***, but there are lethal traffic accidents every day. i still drive.
hunting accidents every day. you'll get em from my cold dead hands. electrocutions every day. i turned on my pc. VD is everywhere. i dated. until that ball and chain that is
precaution. research. saftey procs.
Exactly, i'm not saying DONT do it, i am saying "if you screw up even once it has the potential to FUBAR you. So just practice caution at all times with this stuff. Yes you can die in your car tomorrow but your car is designed with safety restraints and airbags etc....your bio reactor should also be designed for safety.

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