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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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...'ensure that all pilot lights are off' they really mean it!!!
Working with contact cement is dangerous enough without turning the propane stove on 'to warm the place up'.
My neighbor wasn't clear on the concept yesterday. That was a like-new 30' RV yesterday morning.
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Ouch! Was he/they ok?
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Hope he has a good insurance policy. Otherwise, he is SOL.

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Yes, he's fine. He ran to get a fire extinguisher and when he opened the door he was standing behind it and it shielded him from the blast of super-heated air that rushed out. The neighbours told me today that it was pretty much over, start to finish, in a bit over 15 minutes.
Theo; we all have the same insurer up here, Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (ICBC). His insurance had expired but he needed to drive it out onto the street to open up the expanding thingies, so he bought a one-day policy from ICBC...
Even better, all the rubble is out on the street so the City came by today, took away the hulk and started cleaning up the rest of the rubble.
All he has to do now is tell his wife, before she gets home from a business trip and sees the blast zone.
The aforementioned neighbours tell me that the two propane tanks venting off were pretty spectacular!
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The description almost makes me wish I was there to see it. Almost. He got off very fortunately. Now all he has to survive is his wife.

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Thats crazy Dan . Glad no one was hurt

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You, me, and Charles, Rick. We're gonna be paying for it in next years premiums...
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Wow! Poor guy. He was lucky.
Since I moved from the Phoenix area I've not used contact cement. Unless you count 3M77. Now that I use propane for heat in the shop, I'll definitely keep this in mind.

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The insurance company is going to look at a fire while covered by a one-day policy rather suspiciously, don't you imagine? He was very lucky he had it, and in some other ways too...like being behind that door and being parked in the street.
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Very fortunate man...glad noone was hurt...

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