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Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting

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Author: Harold P. Manly
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,493 / 151 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 1,039
mnybks.net#: 4700
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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principal use is in pipes for water and gas, coverings for roofs and linings for vats and tanks. It is also used to coat sheet iron for similar uses and as an important part of ordinary solder.

Lead is the softest and weakest of all the commercial metals, being very pliable and inelastic. It should be remembered that lead and all its compounds are poisonous when received into the system. Lead is more than one-third heavier than steel, has a tensile strength of only about 2,000 pounds per square inch, and is only about one-tenth as good a conductor of electricity as copper.

_Zinc._--This is a bluish-white metal of crystalline form. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures and becomes malleable at about 250 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, but beyond this point becomes even more brittle than at ordinary temperatures. Zinc is practically unaffected by air or moisture through becoming covered with one of its own compounds which immediately resists further action. Zinc melts at low temperatures, and when heated beyo

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