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Stephen Newell
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Starting off 2018 with a bang Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In the middle of the night this family's house exploded. The gas company had been working a gas leak in front of their house and somehow enough gas entered their house to explode. Once more the gas company had told them they were in no danger. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Natural-Gas-Blamed-in-Irving-Home-Explosion-467542143.html
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Starting off 2018 with a bang Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just saw that on the news too.

That is about 40 miles northeast of me.

A true miracle they were not injured! Someone has some 'splanin to do!

Underground gas leaks can do some strange things.

Several years ago, there was a house explosion just south of here. There was an underground gas leak in front of the house. But the house was total electric...

The investigation found gas had traveled along a water pipe, through the loosened soil, under and up into the house. What made it even more dangerous, as the gas passed through the soil, the soil filtered out the smell. The gas in the house was odorless. As I recall, there were a couple of fatalities in that one.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Starting off 2018 with a bang Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Exactly the same thing happened to a friend of mine. Leak was out in the street and it followed the pipe about 30 feet into the basement under paved driveway. Friend and son happened to go in the basement and he lit a cigarette. Lifted house off the foundation. Friend died about a week later, son was seriously burned. Since they were smokers, they hadn't noticed the smell. Visitors to the house had commented on gas smell, but they failed to follow up on it. Traveling through sand clear from the street apparently filtered out much of the odor of the gas.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: Starting off 2018 with a bang Reply to specific post Reply with quote


So let's go ahead and bury a bunch of pipe to carry crude oil. After all, those pipes never rupture or leak. What could possibly go wrong?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Starting off 2018 with a bang Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yea, let's use trucks, trains, barges, nothing ever happens to them either. Better yet, help
the rest of us out and just stop using anything related to crude oil. You might be surprised
at what your options are.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Starting off 2018 with a bang Reply to specific post Reply with quote

rustyfarmall wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:08:53 01/02/1Cool
So let's go ahead and bury a bunch of pipe to carry crude oil. After all, those pipes never rupture or leak. What could possibly go wrong?


We were going to use farmalls haul it, but we couldnt find any dealerships....i mean what could possibly go wrong?
 
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