I was doing yard work today with my Sears craftsman Chipper/ Shredder.
CY: Right, that sounds like a good thing to do.
Apparently some leaves got near the muffler igniting the leaves and a
relativey large fire started.
CY: Fires have a habit of growing.
I Didn't have the garden hose hooked up,
and by the time I did get water to the fire, the shredder was
CY: Well, since it was literally toast, butter it and eat it for breakfast.
If you are going to use the word "literally", then I will accept your usage
in the literal manner it was meant.
I was afraid that the fuel tank would explode, but
instead the cap burned off and the gas simply burned abnd the engine
was engulfed in flames.
CY: Wish you woulda took some pictures. That musta been spectacular. I did
light a lawn mower on fire one time, but not as good as yours. I got the
fire put out before the (literally plastic) gas tank melted.
Since this is a Craftsman tool, I wonder if Sears will make good on
the damage? The wheels are totally melted.
CY: I suggest you call Americas Funnist Home Videos. Get a video camera, and
a videographer. Scrape the chipper off the ground, put it in your vehicle,
and then take it to Sears. Ask them the question in personn, and have your
videographer record the conversation. Send the tape to AFHV, and use the
winnings to buy your next chipper.
My wife is really pissed at me because she claims the fire could have
spread to the house. The fire was far enough away.
CY: fire spreads, silly.
Anyway, I will be in the dog house for a few more days.
CY: Say hi to Fido for me.