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2012-11-03 06:14:26 PM
I hope he bought their insurance
 
2012-11-03 06:18:05 PM
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 06:46:28 PM
Fortunately, the man has auto and renter's insurance.

Well, at least he's got that going for him.
 
2012-11-03 08:25:03 PM
Police told 3TV that the man loaded a gas grill into the back of the truck, but forgot to turn off the propane tank, which ignited somehow.

I'd imagine propane in the back of what is essentially a moving aluminum pressure cooker might not take a whole lot to ignite. If the tank wasn't turned off it was probably leaking from the grill the minute he started moving it.
 
2012-11-03 08:42:24 PM
His BBQ was da bomb.
 
2012-11-03 08:46:22 PM
Because pro-pain.

i373.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 08:48:44 PM
pinkie.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2012-11-03 08:50:42 PM

Lsherm: Police told 3TV that the man loaded a gas grill into the back of the truck, but forgot to turn off the propane tank, which ignited somehow.

I'd imagine propane in the back of what is essentially a moving aluminum pressure cooker might not take a whole lot to ignite. If the tank wasn't turned off it was probably leaking from the grill the minute he started moving it.


Yes, I imagine U-Haul trucks are known for their air-tightness. And not, say, metal things scraping together from jostling around.
 
2012-11-03 08:52:20 PM
She ignite, she ignite, she ignite,
Propane.
 
2012-11-03 08:53:10 PM
Lsherm: I'd imagine propane in the back of what is essentially a moving aluminum pressure cooker might not take a whole lot to ignite. If the tank wasn't turned off it was probably leaking from the grill the minute he started moving it.

I came here to quote that exact phrase.

Ignited somehow? It's a friggin flammable gas in the back of a metal truck full of the belongings of some dude who didn't even bother to turn the knob on a propane tank to shut off the flow. Once the concentration was at the right mix, all it would take is a bump in the road to cause his improperly secured metal lamp to scrape up against his metal bed frame and there you go.
 
2012-11-03 08:54:51 PM
CSB: I was staying in an in-house apartment one time, and just as I arrived, the lady of the house was starting to grill some steaks for her and hubby who wasn't home. Something happened and the propane tank started flaming up. Lady started screaming thinking she was about to be blown to bits and grabbed a fire extinguisher but couldn't get it to work. Now, I had never used a gas grill, always wood or charcoal, but I had used extinguishers, and saw that she hadn't pulled the pin. So I helpfully took the FE, pulled the pin, and doused the whole flaming grill (inside and out) with, as it turned out, chemical foulness. Those poor steaks, and the poor dude who had to come home to that. If It hadn't been for screamer I would have kept a cool head and closed the valve with a water-soaked rag.
 
2012-11-03 08:57:56 PM
What state was painted on the side? Please let it be Florida.

Link
 
2012-11-03 08:58:40 PM
I have an idea. Let's stop rescuing these people.
 
2012-11-03 09:04:18 PM
I was first person behind a drunk driver who drove head on into a van towing a camper trailer. Pulled over before the debris was done sliding across the road. Drunk driver was messed up WAY beyond my meager first aid skills so I looked for leaking fluids in the vehicles involved. Somebody shouted "There's a propane tank leaking in the trailer". The 'trailer' was just a pile of fiberglass, wooden struts and fiberboard paneling. I found the tank and shut it off. Dingbat in the van and camper had not shut the tank off before going on the road. Accident wasn't his fault, but the open tank of propane sure was. If it is in motion, shut it the fark off. It ain't you that you have to worry about, it may be some asshole drunk slamming into you.

Close your propane tanks BEFORE hitting the road.
 
2012-11-03 09:10:30 PM
s7.postimage.org
 
2012-11-03 09:10:51 PM

"Nimun dogang tobanmin kilogene PROPANE YOU IDIOT!" 


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2012-11-03 09:21:35 PM
Rule number 36 - all valves on any type gas containers shall be turned off any time the product is not being used.
 
2012-11-03 09:30:29 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: es, I imagine U-Haul trucks are known for their air-tightness. And not, say, metal things scraping together from jostling around.


Doesn't have to be airtight, just contained. If the grill is spilling gas inside a hot aluminum container while bouncing around during driving, why wouldn't it ignite?

lordargent: Ignited somehow? It's a friggin flammable gas in the back of a metal truck full of the belongings of some dude who didn't even bother to turn the knob on a propane tank to shut off the flow. Once the concentration was at the right mix, all it would take is a bump in the road to cause his improperly secured metal lamp to scrape up against his metal bed frame and there you go.


So why are either of you questioning what I was saying?
 
2012-11-03 09:37:17 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Lsherm: Police told 3TV that the man loaded a gas grill into the back of the truck, but forgot to turn off the propane tank, which ignited somehow.

I'd imagine propane in the back of what is essentially a moving aluminum pressure cooker might not take a whole lot to ignite. If the tank wasn't turned off it was probably leaking from the grill the minute he started moving it.

Yes, I imagine U-Haul trucks are known for their air-tightness. And not, say, metal things scraping together from jostling around.


Looking at wikipedia, the combustion limits of propane at 1 atm seem to be 2.37-9.5%.

So... actually the trailer not being air-tight probably makes it more likely to explode, not less likely. A standard full container of propane is 200 psi (about 12 atmospheres), so if it leaked entirely into a sealed container the size of a small u-haul you'd be over the upper explosive limit, on the order of 20% or so.

//Pedantic-chemistry-man, AWAAAAAAAAAY!
 
2012-11-03 09:39:55 PM
Wouldn't take very much propane to be outside the tank. Vapor to liquid ratio of 270:1, and a flammable range of between approx. 2% - 10% in air. But it would require a spark, propane's ignition temperature is around 1000° F. Link
 
2012-11-03 09:45:57 PM
At least he be rollin' with propane and not butane, methane, or other "bastard" gasses.
 
2012-11-03 09:46:41 PM

Butthurted: What state was painted on the side? Please let it be Florida.

Link


Louisiana.

Or Texas.

The choice is M's.
 
2012-11-03 09:48:06 PM
Where's Bobby?
 
2012-11-03 10:00:52 PM

Unobtanium: Wouldn't take very much propane to be outside the tank. Vapor to liquid ratio of 270:1, and a flammable range of between approx. 2% - 10% in air. But it would require a spark, propane's ignition temperature is around 1000° F. Link


Great 411!
 
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2012-11-03 10:05:41 PM

AcneVulgaris: His BBQ was da bomb.


damn.
 
2012-11-03 10:11:08 PM
ahh too bad so sad...

conspicuous consumption takes a turn for the funneh. my favourite stories..
 
2012-11-03 10:16:08 PM

SnyderCat: Butthurted: What state was painted on the side? Please let it be Florida.

Link

Louisiana.

Or Texas.

The choice is M's.


Certainly not Texas. Unlike stupid subby, down here we know that a gas grill is not used to make barbecue.
 
2012-11-03 10:16:59 PM

max_pooper: SnyderCat: Butthurted: What state was painted on the side? Please let it be Florida.

Link

Louisiana.

Or Texas.

The choice is M's.

Certainly not Texas. Unlike stupid subby, down here we know that a gas grill is not used to make barbecue.


How about Jersey then?
 
2012-11-03 10:26:56 PM
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2012-11-03 10:30:35 PM

nytmare: She ignite, she ignite, she ignite,
Propane.


i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 10:47:45 PM
www.mclean-design.com

/just sayin...
 
2012-11-03 10:53:44 PM
In before Mega-Lo-Mart
 
2012-11-03 10:57:08 PM

libranoelrose: Where's Bobby?




Probably went looking for Carl.
 
2012-11-03 11:01:26 PM

danno_to_infinity: I was first person behind a drunk driver who drove head on into a van towing a camper trailer. Pulled over before the debris was done sliding across the road. Drunk driver was messed up WAY beyond my meager first aid skills so I looked for leaking fluids in the vehicles involved. Somebody shouted "There's a propane tank leaking in the trailer". The 'trailer' was just a pile of fiberglass, wooden struts and fiberboard paneling. I found the tank and shut it off. Dingbat in the van and camper had not shut the tank off before going on the road. Accident wasn't his fault, but the open tank of propane sure was. If it is in motion, shut it the fark off. It ain't you that you have to worry about, it may be some asshole drunk slamming into you.

Close your propane tanks BEFORE hitting the road.


i've seen three highway fires in my travels, all of which were propane caused. no fatalities in any but i do remember people pointing and laughing as they drove past.

the saddest of these was a silver airstream that was unrestored..near perfect original condition.
sigh.

the owner/cause of that airstream fire was drunk and his wife punched him in the face repeatedly...
awwweeesssome...
 
2012-11-03 11:03:31 PM

adeist69: libranoelrose: Where's Bobby?



Probably went looking for Carl.


Or Tom.

But he's very well hidden.
 
2012-11-03 11:03:32 PM

danno_to_infinity: I was first person behind a drunk driver who drove head on into a van towing a camper trailer. Pulled over before the debris was done sliding across the road. Drunk driver was messed up WAY beyond my meager first aid skills so I looked for leaking fluids in the vehicles involved. Somebody shouted "There's a propane tank leaking in the trailer". The 'trailer' was just a pile of fiberglass, wooden struts and fiberboard paneling. I found the tank and shut it off. Dingbat in the van and camper had not shut the tank off before going on the road. Accident wasn't his fault, but the open tank of propane sure was. If it is in motion, shut it the fark off. It ain't you that you have to worry about, it may be some asshole drunk slamming into you.

Close your propane tanks BEFORE hitting the road.


Actually, it's common to travel with the tank(s) open in order to keep the fridge cold. Some people do it, some don't. It pops up on RV forums from time to time and, when the dust settles, that's what it boils down to. Some people do it, some don't. Many tunnels prohibit the practice so many GPS units have the option to route around such tunnels specifically for RV drivers who keep their tanks open when driving. Like it or not, it's a common and generally accepted practice.
 
2012-11-03 11:11:30 PM
i46.tinypic.com 
/amateurs
 
2012-11-03 11:12:45 PM

libranoelrose: Where's Bobby?


Now he just some bobby that I used to know
 
2012-11-03 11:20:18 PM
Where's that Arizona fark tag when you need it?

www.opendreams.net 

Yep, there it is.
 
2012-11-03 11:28:49 PM
imageshack.us
 
2012-11-03 11:28:58 PM
I Propaned.
 
2012-11-03 11:39:30 PM
tifr.us

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2012-11-03 11:54:57 PM

jtown: danno_to_infinity: I was first person behind a drunk driver who drove head on into a van towing a camper trailer. Pulled over before the debris was done sliding across the road. Drunk driver was messed up WAY beyond my meager first aid skills so I looked for leaking fluids in the vehicles involved. Somebody shouted "There's a propane tank leaking in the trailer". The 'trailer' was just a pile of fiberglass, wooden struts and fiberboard paneling. I found the tank and shut it off. Dingbat in the van and camper had not shut the tank off before going on the road. Accident wasn't his fault, but the open tank of propane sure was. If it is in motion, shut it the fark off. It ain't you that you have to worry about, it may be some asshole drunk slamming into you.

Close your propane tanks BEFORE hitting the road.

Actually, it's common to travel with the tank(s) open in order to keep the fridge cold. Some people do it, some don't. It pops up on RV forums from time to time and, when the dust settles, that's what it boils down to. Some people do it, some don't. Many tunnels prohibit the practice so many GPS units have the option to route around such tunnels specifically for RV drivers who keep their tanks open when driving. Like it or not, it's a common and generally accepted practice.


wow, just wow. cold food and beverages are just so that important to some people that they vacate common sense and willingly risk immolation or explosion in order to not be deprived of a moment's access to a endothermic containment unit?

/obviously not an RVer
//even if I were to get one, that is so not how I would roll
///not that I really care, but they do endanger other people, like the stranger who stops after the accident and finds their hissing propane tank
////not buying that it is a generally accepted practice, but then we do have an enormous number of less than intelligent brilliant people in this country.
 
2012-11-04 12:10:35 AM

danno_to_infinity:
////not buying that it is a generally accepted practice, but then we do have an enormous number of less than intelligent brilliant people in this country.


Your belief or disbelief does not alter reality. You don't have to take my word for it. Go check for yourself. I'm not taking a stand either way, just letting you know what the situation is.
 
2012-11-04 12:24:22 AM

American Decency Association: [tifr.us image 560x351]

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... Owing to riding a terrible motorcycle?

Just to lighten the thread, here's what a 92 gixxer 750 looks like when you bungee a cat basket on the back.

i.imgur.com

/One of the first of the SRADs, I think? It's my brother's bike.
//And no, I didn't actually transport a cat in that. Just the basket.
 
2012-11-04 12:39:29 AM

Huntceet: Rule number 36 - all valves on any type gas containers shall be turned off any time the product is not being used.


This.
 
2012-11-04 12:41:49 AM

jtown: danno_to_infinity: I was first person behind a drunk driver who drove head on into a van towing a camper trailer. Pulled over before the debris was done sliding across the road. Drunk driver was messed up WAY beyond my meager first aid skills so I looked for leaking fluids in the vehicles involved. Somebody shouted "There's a propane tank leaking in the trailer". The 'trailer' was just a pile of fiberglass, wooden struts and fiberboard paneling. I found the tank and shut it off. Dingbat in the van and camper had not shut the tank off before going on the road. Accident wasn't his fault, but the open tank of propane sure was. If it is in motion, shut it the fark off. It ain't you that you have to worry about, it may be some asshole drunk slamming into you.

Close your propane tanks BEFORE hitting the road.

Actually, it's common to travel with the tank(s) open in order to keep the fridge cold. Some people do it, some don't. It pops up on RV forums from time to time and, when the dust settles, that's what it boils down to. Some people do it, some don't. Many tunnels prohibit the practice so many GPS units have the option to route around such tunnels specifically for RV drivers who keep their tanks open when driving. Like it or not, it's a common and generally accepted practice.


No shiat. Damn, today was a learning day on Fark.
 
2012-11-04 01:37:14 AM

Unobtanium: Wouldn't take very much propane to be outside the tank. Vapor to liquid ratio of 270:1, and a flammable range of between approx. 2% - 10% in air. But it would require a spark, propane's ignition temperature is around 1000° F. Link


It probably came from the push button starter. Something was pressed up against the button, one corner or another.....boom.
I hope the guy is alright, it's sad he lost all his possessions..., but damn it's really a funny story.
 
2012-11-04 01:48:38 AM
He's in the TITLE, and NO ONE posted this? I am disappoint.

i410.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-04 01:49:38 AM
Lsherm : So why are either of you questioning what I was saying?

I'm not questioning you.

I'm questioning why the tone in the article is one of surprise, IE, it's wondering why it would ignite.

I'm in complete agreement that this thing was just ripe for going off. I would be more surprised if it had made it to its destination without lighting up.
 
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