Re: Hydrogen safety
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The purpose of the cloth cover on the ground was to prevent any sharp sticks, stones, or weeds from poking into the balloon before it got light enough to support itself. We did not want holes or weak spots.
We used disposable gloves because we did not want oil from fingers to cause a weak spot and let the balloon pop earlier.
We also try to wear long sleeves and hoods because we think the danger is not the explosion, if it catches on fire, but burning pieces of latex falling down on you. Art least that is our theory. No evidence to back it up.
On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 7:19 PM, jasonbunwin via Groups.Io <jasonbunwin@...> wrote: