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just recently i had gas running full stream from my petcock on to my hot front pipe and it didn't ignite.apparently you need a spark for that.i was surprised it didn't light.
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I "have heard" that it is not so much the liquid gas but the gasoline fumes that ignite easily. This, "they say", is why it is "safe" to toss a lit cigarette but into a can of gasoline.

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As a former manager of a lab that did flammability testing on gases and liquids, I can tell you what you heard was absolutely true. A puddle of gas is much harder to ignite than vapors, due to the local oxygen levels in each scenario. Anyway, my leak was little more than causing some minor paint bubbles at the weld. My original question was with the brand I was dealing with. Didnt want to weld the leak up because I didnt want to repaint the tank. I, also, dont really want large chunks of delaminated epoxy floating around in my tank.
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Solids do not burn

Liquids do not burn

ONLY gasses burn

The FLASH point is when the liquid or solid releases enough VAPOR that should an ignition source be introduced the vapor will ignitie

Contrary to popular belief the FLASH point and IGNITION point are not the same.
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firewood is pretty solid.and is surely burns?
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firewood is pretty solid.and is surely burns?
Not until it off gasses
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High school physics.....

only a gas will burn

you cannot compress a liquid

you only smell particulate.....

remember this next time your buddy cuts a bad one
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