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(PennLive)   Idiot fails to secure burn permit, decides to burn his hot tub. In his in-ground pool. With some other items. But it was the spectacular conflagration of the hot tub's foam insulation which melted the siding on his house   ( pennlive.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, hot tub, House, Home, According to Jim, Building insulation materials, R-value, Superinsulation, Jonathan M. Gehman  
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4910 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Oct 2018 at 7:30 AM (11 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-10-12 04:22:50 AM  
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2018-10-12 04:59:49 AM  
Hey, the guy dropped several thousand on the hot tub and he never even got a handy out of it.

/I feel his pain
 
2018-10-12 07:33:55 AM  
I'll be honest, it did not occur to me that 'light it on fire in your back yard' was an option much less an appropriate one for dealing with a hot tub.
 
2018-10-12 07:34:09 AM  
Probably a time machine and he didn't want it to fall into the wrong hands.
 
2018-10-12 07:36:25 AM  
Lack of video bitterly disappointing.
 
2018-10-12 07:49:52 AM  
And he'll have the gall to be upset when his homeowners' insurance denies the claim.
 
2018-10-12 07:52:10 AM  

BFletch651: Lack of video bitterly disappointing.


You too can be news agency by hiring people to paraphrase police reports.
 
2018-10-12 07:53:36 AM  
...as god is my witness, I thought hot tubs would fry.
 
2018-10-12 07:55:52 AM  
Hot tubs can really build up some nasty funk over time. What if he was destroying a bacteria that would have ended mankind? You didn't even consider that, did you submitter? He could be a gall-dang hereo, and you're just heaping shame on him!
 
2018-10-12 07:57:08 AM  
Pennsylvania Man, Florida Man of the northeast.
 
2018-10-12 07:59:25 AM  
Article never mentions anything about a burn permit subby, just that he violated the towns burning ordinance. Luckily it didn't spread to any of his neighbors property, which is why most municipalities have burn ordinances in the first place.  I seriously doubt they give permits for people to burn trash in their back yards.
 
2018-10-12 08:03:58 AM  
Was there a corpse inside the hot tub?  Maybe it was a viking funeral.  City violated his religeous freedoms.  Checkmate City Board.  Prepare to be looted and raped in a religeous ceremony.
 
2018-10-12 08:05:01 AM  
How else are you supposed to make the tub hot?
 
2018-10-12 08:06:57 AM  
He burned his hot tub because he didn't want it anymore? Jeebus, I hope he's happy with his wife.
 
2018-10-12 08:07:44 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Article never mentions anything about a burn permit subby, just that he violated the towns burning ordinance. Luckily it didn't spread to any of his neighbors property, which is why most municipalities have burn ordinances in the first place.  I seriously doubt they give permits for people to burn trash in their back yards.


I don't know of a city or town that allows burning various materials anyway.  They even get pissy when burning basic lumber that isn't even pressure treated.  Which that doesn't make much sense, lumber makes good fire starter for logs.  There's no chemicals in lumber, just cut and dried.  More chemicals in actual fire starters.

/I wouldn't burn pressure treated lumber
//releasing poison into my immediate breathing space sounds like a bad idea
 
2018-10-12 08:19:20 AM  

End_Of_Line: Pennsylvania Man, Florida Man of the northeast.


Seriously. Did Drew buy stock in Penn Live recently?
 
2018-10-12 08:20:25 AM  
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2018-10-12 08:22:28 AM  
So he wanted to dispose of a hot tub. I wonder what his plans were for getting the charred melted remains out if the pool? Or does he think that when items burn, they die like a Jedi, and fade away into nothingness with naught but a few shiny twinkles?
 
2018-10-12 08:26:43 AM  

MythDragon: So he wanted to dispose of a hot tub. I wonder what his plans were for getting the charred melted remains out if the pool? Or does he think that when items burn, they die like a Jedi, and fade away into nothingness with naught but a few shiny twinkles?


I assume everything dies like a Jedi, until I witness otherwise.
 
2018-10-12 08:54:04 AM  

lack of warmth: /I wouldn't burn pressure treated lumber
//releasing poison into my immediate breathing space sounds like a bad idea


^^^^^^ this right here!

That CCA on pressure treated wood? It stands for Calcium Chromate and Arsenic. Don't burn it!!! Don't use it indoors!!!

In a past life I worked at Home Depot. Had to talk many idiots out of using pressure treated fence panels as headboards in their kids bedrooms.
 
2018-10-12 09:23:29 AM  

Bathroom Samurai: lack of warmth: /I wouldn't burn pressure treated lumber
//releasing poison into my immediate breathing space sounds like a bad idea

^^^^^^ this right here!

That CCA on pressure treated wood? It stands for Calcium Chromate and Arsenic. Don't burn it!!! Don't use it indoors!!!

In a past life I worked at Home Depot. Had to talk many idiots out of using pressure treated fence panels as headboards in their kids bedrooms.


Actually, CCA stands for chromated copper arsenate, and is a mix of chromium, copper and arsenic, and is no longer used. Most pressure treated lumber made since 2004 is strictly copper based, such as alkaline copper quaternary, which is nontoxic due to the body's inability to absorb it.
 
2018-10-12 09:25:42 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Bathroom Samurai: lack of warmth: /I wouldn't burn pressure treated lumber
//releasing poison into my immediate breathing space sounds like a bad idea

^^^^^^ this right here!

That CCA on pressure treated wood? It stands for Calcium Chromate and Arsenic. Don't burn it!!! Don't use it indoors!!!

In a past life I worked at Home Depot. Had to talk many idiots out of using pressure treated fence panels as headboards in their kids bedrooms.

Actually, CCA stands for chromated copper arsenate, and is a mix of chromium, copper and arsenic, and is no longer used. Most pressure treated lumber made since 2004 is strictly copper based, such as alkaline copper quaternary, which is nontoxic due to the body's inability to absorb it.


That's good to know. Thanks!
 
2018-10-12 09:53:47 AM  
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2018-10-12 10:12:18 AM  
Idiot should have kept the pool filled. Duh.
 
2018-10-12 10:22:57 AM  

kdawg7736: [epicpix.com image 623x429]


Johnson, Pa?
 
2018-10-12 10:34:00 AM  
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2018-10-12 11:11:08 AM  
Rednecks love fire.
 
2018-10-12 11:11:17 AM  
A TFA commenter worried this action would damage the pool. Chances are he planned to fill it in anyway. BTW, anybody ever try to dispose of a fiberglass boat?  Dumps won't take them. Burning it makes black smoke like you wouldn't believe. Visible for 30 miles. Even at night. Always select overcast night with low clouds and wind blowing away from the highway. No officer that was a stack of hay bales that overheated.
 
2018-10-12 11:21:27 AM  
Man received a citation.

Worth it...
 
2018-10-12 12:14:48 PM  

Bathroom Samurai: lack of warmth: /I wouldn't burn pressure treated lumber
//releasing poison into my immediate breathing space sounds like a bad idea

^^^^^^ this right here!

That CCA on pressure treated wood? It stands for Calcium Chromate and Arsenic. Don't burn it!!! Don't use it indoors!!!

In a past life I worked at Home Depot. Had to talk many idiots out of using pressure treated fence panels as headboards in their kids bedrooms.


But it looks so rustic on Pinterest!
 
2018-10-12 12:58:24 PM  
Does he have any left over Chernobly?
 
2018-10-12 02:35:28 PM  

Nocrash: A TFA commenter worried this action would damage the pool. Chances are he planned to fill it in anyway.


I would be completely shocked if this guy had an in ground pool.   I'm imagining an empty dilapidated above ground pool with a deck next to it, which is where the hot tub would have been located.  They probably pushed the tub into the pool and set it on fire.   Besides, if it was an in-ground pool that they were going to fill in anyway, then they wouldn't need to burn the hot tub.
 
2018-10-12 03:49:24 PM  
The EPA used to frown on such activities
 
2018-10-12 05:31:21 PM  

psychosis_inducing: Bathroom Samurai: lack of warmth: /I wouldn't burn pressure treated lumber
//releasing poison into my immediate breathing space sounds like a bad idea

^^^^^^ this right here!

That CCA on pressure treated wood? It stands for Calcium Chromate and Arsenic. Don't burn it!!! Don't use it indoors!!!

In a past life I worked at Home Depot. Had to talk many idiots out of using pressure treated fence panels as headboards in their kids bedrooms.

But it looks so rustic on Pinterest!


I suggest buying untreated pine fencing,and let the weather age it.  Then teach the kid about first aid dealing with splinters.
 
2018-10-12 05:34:03 PM  

Nocrash: A TFA commenter worried this action would damage the pool. Chances are he planned to fill it in anyway. BTW, anybody ever try to dispose of a fiberglass boat?  Dumps won't take them. Burning it makes black smoke like you wouldn't believe. Visible for 30 miles. Even at night. Always select overcast night with low clouds and wind blowing away from the highway. No officer that was a stack of hay bales that overheated.


I have disposed of a fiberglass boat.  Use sawzall, cut into pieces less than 2 foot square, put a few pieces to road over a period of time.  Trash man does the rest.
 
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