KABOOB!! A Gas Explosion Close To Home

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On 12/19/2013 6:03 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

I have a really big pot of water on the stove and the burner is on very low which heats the water enough to put humidity in the air to help make the house feel warmer. ^_^
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On 12/18/2013 1:04 PM, Cindy Hamilton wrote:

blow up your house, like 4,000 others every year.
Other than one or two news paper reports from years ago, I can't say as I've heard of one.
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On 12/18/2013 10:45 AM, Pete C. wrote:
y a heat pump (air source or geothermal depending on your region),

None of which has the propensity to economically replace NG. Heat pumps are okay for cooling. Not much so for heating unless you are very lucky. Still cost $$.
Solar: Joke.
Wood: Really?
Oil: Cost versus NG?
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Irreverent Maximus wrote:

Geothermal heat pumps work very efficiently in nearly every climate. Air source heat pumps are only for moderate climates, but are cheaper to install than geothermal. You need to take another look for up to date information.

Hardly, it's very effective in moderate climates, and even in more severe climates it's still effective at reducing the costs of heating overall even if it can't provide 100%.

All throughout the northeast, northwest and various other areas. There are many thousands who heat exclusively with wood.

That varies of course. With the current NG glut oil is more per BTU, but in the northeast where a large percentage of the population doesn't have NG service available at all, the options are oil, LP, electric (resistive or geothermal heat pump), or wood.
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On 12/18/2013 8:00 PM, Pete C. wrote:

Geothermal will not work where I live. A heat pump will not get my house to a comfortable temperature. As I stated, cooling...maybe. I also stated economical, not "if" possible.

Solar works only when their is adequate sun light. Getting a range to work off of solar, or geothermal, = impossible

Yes. I *used* to be one of those types. Hell, I even lived 100% off grid for awhile. Convenience is never underated by me.

Oil, though functional, is something I let those in the Northeast worry about. They get screwed every winter. I like that sometimes. Yanks irk me at times. :-)
Oil still cost too much.
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On 12/18/2013 7:19 PM, Irreverent Maximus wrote:

Alabama Gas sold and installed natural gas powered air conditioners here in the state years ago and I knew a guy who still had one back in the 90's. ^_^
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On 12/18/2013 8:19 PM, Irreverent Maximus wrote:

Propensity? This thread is scintilating.
And, if those heat pump thingies were cheaper, they would already be in use.
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On Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:59:30 -0500, Stormin Mormon

Those heat pump thingies are already in use. They work so well that I have two in each house. ;-)
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On 12/17/2013 6:54 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

8 people in the hospital one dead. I'm sure I'll find pictures or video soon, perhaps I should turn on the TV? o_O
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On 12/17/2013 10:01 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

Who needs more bad news? I don't.
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On 12/17/2013 10:01 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

There was a couple in Indianapolis who rigged their n.g. supply to blow up their house for insurance money prosecuted last year, I believe. They turned on gas and rigged a timer to cause explosion. I believe it failed on the first try, so they went back to make adjustments. When the house blew up, it destroyed several neighboring homes and killed two neighbors. One clue to their guilt was that they took their cat with them when they left, I think.
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Close they boarded it while they overnighted at a casino. Twice. First of all who boards a cat overnight and secondly it was the only two times in the years-long history of the cat that it was boareded for any reason. Rocket scientists they weren't.
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On Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:54:55 AM UTC-6, The Daring Dufas wrote:

We now know the freeloader hypocrite lives in a southern redneck, racist shithole - that explains a lot.
Maybe you can get a job doing cleanup instead of sucking off the tit of tax payers.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Rescue crews searched Tuesday for two people reported missing after a gas line explosion at an apartment complex in Birmingham, Ala., officials said.
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Daring Dufas : Hypocrite TeaBillie on welfare wrote:

75.108.241.151 Conroe, Texas, US
What was that about southern shitholes?
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On 12/18/2013 7:14 AM, G. Morgan wrote:

Most folks have killfiled Killer Loon the nymshifting freak who is using part of my nym. It's one of my fanboys who followed me here from another group in an attempt to stir up trouble. I don't killfile anyone, I just laugh at them as they get more and more desperate to draw attention to themselves. ^_^
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The Daring Dufas wrote:

Your fan boi is too dumb to use a real newsreader... wow. They hardly ever show that level of dumb.
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On 12/18/2013 5:14 PM, G. Morgan wrote:

Its news client gives it away as does its writing style. Now it's using "YouraPeon" here and in other groups. P.L.L.C.F. are so goofy. ^_^
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On 12/17/2013 6:54 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

Just curious, why would you think that when you really don't have a clue as to what happened?
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Per Oren:

Something like that happened with PECo (was "Philadelphia Electric Company) some years back while I was working for them.
Google "Norristown Gas Explosion".
After something like an hour, somebody finally called the fire department which did respond - but just in time to witness the explosion.
IIRC, two people died and PECo wound up forking over 13 mil in damages.
Having been in meetings with the VP in charge, my opinion was that the employees in that sector were so demoralized that nobody was available to make a timely inspection of the reported area. She was, as they say in Philly, "A real piece of work".
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On 12/17/2013 12:00 PM, IGot2P wrote:

I've seen fires caused by folks fooling around with gas in cold weather. I'm guessing that someone could have been screwing around with a space heater. Temps have been very low around here for the past week. The was some talk about them smelling gas during the Summer and there was no explosion last summer. Me and my late friend GB repaired a lot of gas lines for folks who tried DIY with their gas appliances. If a tiny leak develops in a space heater, the place can fill with gas and when the gas comes in contact with pilot light on the water heater, you get a big boom. I certainly don't find anything amusing about the accident because there were children harmed and that makes me mad. Alabama Gas is very good about responding to reports of leaks no matter what neighborhood it is. I've call the fire department before when I caught a strong odor of a gas leak when I was driving through a neighborhood and the fire department and gas company responded quickly. It wasn't a small leak if I could smell it while driving. If a leak had been reported to Alabama Gas, I know darn well the guys would have been right out there tracking it down. o_O
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