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Thieves Drilling Holes In Gas Tanks - News Story - KCTV Kansas City

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You'd think drilling through metal would cause enough sparks to ignite it every time. Why not just syphon it?
 

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Let them find out on their own. You get a new vehicle, and they get to be reborn somewhere else.
 

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most new cars have plastic tanks

If you use a battery operated drill the drill will ignite it unless it's an explosion proof drill. If they can afford that type drill they shouldn't need to steal gas. Of course they could always steal the drill :hihi:
 

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I usually use those old type hand crank drills, DEWALT is too expensive for me
 

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they wouln'd get enough gas out of my tank to make it worth while. ;)

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I wonder if you drill into a section of tank that is below the gas line whether it will ignite easily.
I mean it's the fumes that combust, not the liquid.
Plus, if you spray the drilling area with coolant (water maybe), it might not get hot enough to spark. But then you get water in your gas container you plan on dumping into.
 
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I wonder if you drill into a section of tank that is below the gas line whether it will ignite easily.
I mean it's the fumes that combust, not the liquid.
Plus, if you spray the drilling area with coolant (water maybe), it might not get hot enough to spark. But then you get water in your gas container you plan on dumping into.

If you have to put that much effort into it, why not just get a job? :idunno:
 

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I wonder if you drill into a section of tank that is below the gas line whether it will ignite easily.
I mean it's the fumes that combust, not the liquid.
Plus, if you spray the drilling area with coolant (water maybe), it might not get hot enough to spark. But then you get water in your gas container you plan on dumping into.

Sounds like a good idea for an episode of Mythbusters
 

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