I think that would also include the doghouse.
Real story. A friend of mine had a knock at his
door, it was the police. He lives in a crime
section of a city, and the cop was there to tell
him that code enforcement required insulation
in his dog's doghouse.
Time might have been better spend casing drug
dealers, and gun runners.
That NFPA site is interesting, though hard to navigate.
I notice there are an average of 156,600 fires per year caused by cooking, with 400 fatalities.
If all of the gas leak fires involved explosions, that would still be only 3280 a year or 2% of the total.
Being scarey doesn't always equate to being the largest real risk.
No, of course not. But we've been through this before. Pete C is a kook, with some sort of bias
against natural gas, that leads him to make up phony statistics. He does this every couple of
years, it seems. I don't think he ever answered my question about whether he's a personal-
injury lawyer. If you Google on "natural gas explosion statistics" you'll find law firms much more
easily than you'll find actual statistics.
So maybe that explains why Pete C is so eager to overstate the hazard?
Michigan requires them only when a dwelling is built or renovated. We
have a CO detector, but under the law we're not required to. I'm surprised
they don't require them for sale, but we don't have to get a Certificate of
Occupancy to transfer deed, so there's really no way to enforce it.
Did you read it Looks like four years to me, plus you math is wrong.
U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 2,110
home* structure fires in which natural gas was the type of material
first ignited and 1,170 in which material ignited was LP-Gas in 2003-2007.
But 2110 + 1170 = 3280, not 4000 that it was rounded to for dramatic
effect. Nor does it come close to electrical fires (see link in my
Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year,
nearly than 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in
property damage. - See more at:
Clearly you lack the intelligence to differentiate between your assumptions and actual facts.
And it actually is you who lacks the understanding of "gaseous fueled fire incidents", not
me. Nowhere nearly all such incidents are explosions; most are merely fires. You're clearly
unaware that for an explosion to occur, the fuel/air ratio must fall into a fairly narrow band.
If there were actually that many explosions, don't you imagine it would *say* explosions?
There's a *reason* the document talks about fires, not explosions.
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