Can sparks from welding set tyre shavings on fire?

How flammable are the shavings from rubber tyres? When a workman is undertaking welding job, would the sparks cause the tyre to burn? Any scientific proof of this?

Asked By: mullah - 11/29/2007
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red hot metal falling on rubber you work it out
Answered By: mmdjaajl - 11/29/2007
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Welding can burn your skin if you have holes in your shoes, and turn you beet red from sunburn if you don't protect your neck and arms. lots of people have died from explosions, fires, duh. from welding yup. but rubber tires ain't the most flamable material to weld around, the gas tank fumes is more likely to exploid.
Answered By: timmy♫♫ - 11/29/2007
my husband worked in a tire shop and said they don't catch fire by welding. however, you can burn a whole through the tire.
Answered By: pitbull1969 - 11/29/2007
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