That NFPA site says the annual average for deaths due to combined natural
and LP gas accidents is 77, with an additional 287 injuries.
Contrast that with the Electrical Safety Foundation (just happened to
be the first credible site returned in a quick google search) which states
that home electrical distribution and lighting system fires are the
4th leading cause of home fires, causing about 50,900 each year,
averaging 490 deaths and 1,440 injuries.
So maybe we really should ban electricity from homes since it is so
much more dangerous than gas...
There are no stupid questions, but there are lots of stupid answers.
Larry W. - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar. org
Or perhaps we do something intelligent like mandate gas detectors just
like we mandate smoke detectors? It's pretty sad that gas detectors have
been standard in the RV industry for years while they still aren't
required for residences using explosive fuels.
Idiot. Find a post where I defended him. All I ever did was point the
errors that some folks posted. A few missed the words "annual average" and
claimed the stat was over a five year period. The stat was annual average
number over that period. Pointing out errors in other posts does not equate
to defending anyone. Of course, an idiot like you would have trouble with
I also pointed out that Doug claimed leaks were never mentioned when they
clearly were. He, unlike you, graciously admitted his error. You could
learn a thing or two or three or four from him. Of course, idiots like you
have trouble learning things, which may explain some of your habits.
Most homes don't have wheels, well some of them do if the wheels aren't
removed when they're setup. RV's bounce up and down the road when they
travel so vibration and G forces affect the gas equipment them. That
doesn't happen with a fixed home unless you're in an earthquake belt
where the gas meters will automatically shut off if pipes are broken.
Do we mandate smoke detectors?
Oh, I see that Michigan does, as of 2007. Every "building, structure,
and residential dwelling" must have them.
Well, I'll get right on installing one in my shed. Not that
I could hear it from inside the house.
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.
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