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Old 10-25-2018, 05:32 PM   #123
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City: Au Gres, MI
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At room temperature diesel is amazingly hard to ignite. When we had a fuel tank replaced, they drained it then cut off the top with a sawsall. There was still about 15 or so gallons of diesel in the tank that would not pump out thru the pickup tube. Then they scooped out the diesel and crud and finished cutting up the tank. We have tried to ignite diesel for a fire fighting training exercise. Used a road flare and it would not ignite. After we tried everything we could think of we finally put about an ounce of gas in the diesel and it went up with a match. After it was ignited the first time and extinguished it would relight easily since it had been heated up.
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