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(WTAE)   Remember the house that exploded last week in WV? Here's one a few miles north. I'm not saying it's Fraking. But it's FARK DOT COM   (wtae.com) divider line 97
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2013-10-12 11:59:55 PM
Oh, and there is a white girl missing, too.
 
2013-10-13 12:38:46 AM
I can see a lot of scenarios with a gas extraction op leading to an explosion, but can't think of one that includes an explosion *inside* the house - or even immediately adjacent to it.

In any case, scary stuff. So I'll huff and I'll puff.....
 
2013-10-13 01:11:34 AM
apparently some people forgot about meth.
 
2013-10-13 08:12:23 AM

log_jammin: apparently some people forgot about meth.


And moonshine.
 
2013-10-13 08:13:18 AM

miss diminutive: log_jammin: apparently some people forgot about meth.

And moonshine.


And Taco Bell.
 
2013-10-13 08:15:13 AM
Houses explode periodically due to indoor gas leaks. Over a long enough time period, eventually two such events will occur within the same area within a week of each other. This has nothing to do with fracking.
 
2013-10-13 08:15:29 AM

MisterTweak: I can see a lot of scenarios with a gas extraction op leading to an explosion, but can't think of one that includes an explosion *inside* the house - or even immediately adjacent to it.

In any case, scary stuff. So I'll huff and I'll puff.....


If you have a basement rather than a crawl space then gas could easily flow directly into the house where it would collect rather than get blown away by the wind.
 
2013-10-13 08:20:18 AM
houses don't normally blow up like that

/unless the gas was left on
//seen a few house gas explosions, there's isn't much left of a house
///but there's a nice hole, big enough for a decent sized pool
 
2013-10-13 08:20:21 AM
Has anyone investigated Spontaneous Rage-Induced Combustion after watching Todd Haley call plays for the Steelers?
 
2013-10-13 08:22:10 AM
Meth lab.
 
2013-10-13 08:23:50 AM

Tommy Moo: Houses explode periodically due to indoor gas leaks. Over a long enough time period, eventually two such events will occur within the same area within a week of each other. This has nothing to do with fracking.


Nothing to see here.  Houses turn themselves inside-out all the time.
 
2013-10-13 08:25:09 AM
Since they evacuated due to the 'smell of natural gas', I think it's a leap to immediately blame fracking. Methane itself is odorless. The natural gas supplier adds scent to it to make leaks detectable.
 
2013-10-13 08:25:48 AM

Tommy Moo: Houses explode periodically due to indoor gas leaks. Over a long enough time period, eventually two such events will occur within the same area within a week of each other. This has nothing to do with fracking.


Also, everyone in WV cooks meth.
 
2013-10-13 08:25:58 AM

Tommy Moo: Houses explode periodically due to indoor gas leaks. Over a long enough time period, eventually two such events will occur within the same area within a week of each other. This has nothing to do with fracking.


wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-10-13 08:25:59 AM

Tommy Moo: Houses explode periodically due to indoor gas leaks. Over a long enough time period, eventually two such events will occur within the same area within a week of each other. This has nothing to do with fracking.



"Houses explode periodically"?  Let me guess, you're an insurance salesman.
 
2013-10-13 08:26:08 AM
If it's not a gas leak blowing your house up, it's a water heater with a stuck safety valve.
 
2013-10-13 08:29:18 AM
Remember the house that exploded last week in WV?

No.
 
2013-10-13 08:29:44 AM
Far be it for me to defend fracking but it's way more likely that the gas was from a leak in the line serving the house or a faulty gas-fired appliance.
 
2013-10-13 08:31:03 AM

Tommy Moo: Houses explode periodically due to indoor gas leaks. Over a long enough time period, eventually two such events will occur within the same area within a week of each other. This has nothing to do with fracking.


Or even fraking
 
2013-10-13 08:35:35 AM

MisterTweak: I can see a lot of scenarios with a gas extraction op leading to an explosion, but can't think of one that includes an explosion *inside* the house - or even immediately adjacent to it.


You're not particularly clever then.
Fracking operation cracks the rock, which allows gas to infiltrate the water well, which allows gas to enter the house through the plumbing. BOOM.
Pretty simple, actually.

But houses do blow up every now and then due to gas leaks, so there's that.
 
2013-10-13 08:36:23 AM
Odd anecdote for the day:  paramedics I used to work with said they'd end up treating a lot of cuts on feet whenever there was a gas explosion in a residential neighborhood.

The poor bastards IN the house would be dead, no treatment for them.

But all their neighbors, woken up by the loud "boom" in the middle of the night...which blew out their windows...would leap out of bed (understandably)  and rush to see what the problem was...and get their feet all cut up by the broken glass on their rugs.
 
2013-10-13 08:42:12 AM
Didn't watch the video but saw no mention of fraking in TFA.
 
2013-10-13 08:42:35 AM
On the case

www.cowboysindians.com
 
HKW
2013-10-13 08:43:32 AM
Interesting that these 'fracking' incidents are happening at a time when people are starting to use their furnaces...
 
2013-10-13 08:44:45 AM
Houses blow up all the time... it's an imperfect world.
 
2013-10-13 08:45:28 AM
www.seeing-stars.com
 
2013-10-13 08:46:16 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: MisterTweak: I can see a lot of scenarios with a gas extraction op leading to an explosion, but can't think of one that includes an explosion *inside* the house - or even immediately adjacent to it.

You're not particularly clever then.
Fracking operation cracks the rock, which allows gas to infiltrate the water well, which allows gas to enter the house through the plumbing. BOOM.
Pretty simple, actually.

But houses do blow up every now and then due to gas leaks, so there's that.


The house in the article is 1 mile from the PIT airport, and less than a mile from the Ohio river. It certainly has public water, and I doubt there is any fracking nearby. Your scenario fails the smell test.
 
2013-10-13 08:49:42 AM
They frack for meth, now?
 
2013-10-13 08:52:57 AM
I'm no fan of fracking, but I also don't know if this is related to that practice or just another example of the Law of Very Big Numbers.

With all the houses we've built, some things are just gonna happen, even near each other. So, yeah, I don't know if this is a coincidence or not.

/Absolutely useless posting
 
2013-10-13 08:57:03 AM
Well this article just goes to prove what paranoid idiots Battlestar Galactica fanboys are....
 
2013-10-13 08:57:44 AM
You know meth is extremely popular with the kind of guys who work on oil rigs, don't you sub?
 
2013-10-13 09:00:17 AM

MarkEC: HotIgneous Intruder: MisterTweak: I can see a lot of scenarios with a gas extraction op leading to an explosion, but can't think of one that includes an explosion *inside* the house - or even immediately adjacent to it.

You're not particularly clever then.
Fracking operation cracks the rock, which allows gas to infiltrate the water well, which allows gas to enter the house through the plumbing. BOOM.
Pretty simple, actually.

But houses do blow up every now and then due to gas leaks, so there's that.

The house in the article is 1 mile from the PIT airport, and less than a mile from the Ohio river. It certainly has public water, and I doubt there is any fracking nearby. Your scenario fails the smell test.


If you feel absolutely compelled to go around smelling strangers' scenarios, then that's certainly your business.
Note how I said that houses blow up every now and then.

/Don't care.
//Fark off, sniffer.
 
2013-10-13 09:01:09 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: You know meth is extremely popular with the kind of guys who work on oil rigs, don't you sub?


Oilfield trash needs to go back to their hellhole homes in Texas.
 
2013-10-13 09:02:53 AM

heili skrimsli: Since they evacuated due to the 'smell of natural gas', I think it's a leap to immediately blame fracking. Methane itself is odorless. The natural gas supplier adds scent to it to make leaks detectable.


I knew someone who claimed that our house was dangerous because he could smell carbon monoxide in the basement.

Anyway, long story short, fracking made the meth lab leak a lot of explosive mercaptan into the basement and the reflection of Venus on the swamp gas made the house explode.
 
2013-10-13 09:04:05 AM
OK. TFA says Moon Township. That is in PA. not WV. Am I missing something or have I not been awake long enough?
 
2013-10-13 09:09:58 AM
Drone strike.
 
2013-10-13 09:11:58 AM

heili skrimsli: Since they evacuated due to the 'smell of natural gas', I think it's a leap to immediately blame fracking. Methane itself is odorless. The natural gas supplier adds scent to it to make leaks detectable.


This maybe. Carry on the rants.
 
2013-10-13 09:19:07 AM

PunGent: Odd anecdote for the day:  paramedics I used to work with said they'd end up treating a lot of cuts on feet whenever there was a gas explosion in a residential neighborhood.

The poor bastards IN the house would be dead, no treatment for them.

But all their neighbors, woken up by the loud "boom" in the middle of the night...which blew out their windows...would leap out of bed (understandably)  and rush to see what the problem was...and get their feet all cut up by the broken glass on their rugs.


What's odd about that? If you step on broken glass with bare feet you're actually quite likely to get cut. Sounds coincidental to me, but certainly not odd.
 
2013-10-13 09:19:30 AM

zamboni: Houses blow up all the time... it's an imperfect world.


Yeah, I don't know what I'm gonna do about this house of mine, always blowing up and shiat.
 
2013-10-13 09:21:30 AM

TwowheelinTim: PunGent: Odd anecdote for the day:  paramedics I used to work with said they'd end up treating a lot of cuts on feet whenever there was a gas explosion in a residential neighborhood.

The poor bastards IN the house would be dead, no treatment for them.

But all their neighbors, woken up by the loud "boom" in the middle of the night...which blew out their windows...would leap out of bed (understandably)  and rush to see what the problem was...and get their feet all cut up by the broken glass on their rugs.

What's odd about that? If you step on broken glass with bare feet you're actually quite likely to get cut. Sounds coincidental to me, but certainly not odd.


He is actually using the word in it's proper sense. It doesn't really mean "peculiar" or "mildly weird" as we have come to use it.
 
2013-10-13 09:22:40 AM
If houses are going to explode indiscriminately I'd rather that it happen in WVa.
 
2013-10-13 09:33:45 AM
This is a very mysterious problem that is technically known as a "leak".
 
2013-10-13 09:33:51 AM

TwowheelinTim: PunGent: Odd anecdote for the day:  paramedics I used to work with said they'd end up treating a lot of cuts on feet whenever there was a gas explosion in a residential neighborhood.

The poor bastards IN the house would be dead, no treatment for them.

But all their neighbors, woken up by the loud "boom" in the middle of the night...which blew out their windows...would leap out of bed (understandably)  and rush to see what the problem was...and get their feet all cut up by the broken glass on their rugs.

What's odd about that? If you step on broken glass with bare feet you're actually quite likely to get cut. Sounds coincidental to me, but certainly not odd.


2. occasional, incidental, or random
 
2013-10-13 09:44:32 AM
I know this is a mild threadjack, but will ask it anyway.

If there is so much cheap LNG in the US, why is GM or Ford not releasing an LNG based model?
 
2013-10-13 09:47:42 AM

Enemabag Jones: I know this is a mild threadjack, but will ask it anyway.

If there is so much cheap LNG in the US, why is GM or Ford not releasing an LNG based model?


Where would you fuel up?
 
2013-10-13 09:49:08 AM

heili skrimsli: Since they evacuated due to the 'smell of natural gas', I think it's a leap to immediately blame fracking. Methane itself is odorless. The natural gas supplier adds scent to it to make leaks detectable.


Methane doesn't come out of the ground pure.  There could be any number of smelly gases coming out, including things like hydrogen sulfide (sour gas) which is gonna smell terrible.
 
2013-10-13 09:50:45 AM

Enemabag Jones: I know this is a mild threadjack, but will ask it anyway.

If there is so much cheap LNG in the US, why is GM or Ford not releasing an LNG based model?


At a guess, because the average American consumer will kill himself spectacularly in a great big ball of fire, given half a chance.

/seriously, I saw a guy smoking at the gas station a few months ago.
 
2013-10-13 09:57:58 AM

PunGent: Enemabag Jones: I know this is a mild threadjack, but will ask it anyway.

If there is so much cheap LNG in the US, why is GM or Ford not releasing an LNG based model?

At a guess, because the average American consumer will kill himself spectacularly in a great big ball of fire, given half a chance.

/seriously, I saw a guy smoking at the gas station a few months ago.


Leaving your engine running is much more dangerous
 
2013-10-13 09:59:12 AM
Had a neighbor trying to sell his 5 year old, $1M, McMansion for 2 years. He built it in a neighborhood filled with 3\4 bedroom bungalows built in the 1920s. (For some strange reason he couldn't get a buyer to offer over half of his asking price. )

One day I com home from work, there are 3 Nicor Gas trucks and one cop across the street. Cop was asking me if I had keys to the place, or knew how to get a hold of the guy who owned it. Never did get the full story, or see the guy again. Had that guy actually done what it looks like he tried to do, he would have been lucky if the cops found him before I did.
 
2013-10-13 10:01:08 AM
PunGent
Enemabag Jones: I know this is a mild threadjack, but will ask it anyway.
If there is so much cheap LNG in the US, why is GM or Ford not releasing an LNG based model?
At a guess, because the average American consumer will kill himself spectacularly in a great big ball of fire, given half a chance.
/seriously, I saw a guy smoking at the gas station a few months ago.


This isn't an issue with gasoline? Wait until December through February, start filling up, get back in your car and grab your cell, get back out and touch the metal part of the filler tube again. Fun for the entire family.

ransack.
Where would you fuel up?


Good point, the only CNG car released in the US is a honda civic and a very expensive dodge pickup.
Can you say the chicken or the egg?
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