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Snowblower Explosion

how the **** does a snowblower explode? bet the guy was refueling and spilled on the hot muffler.

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Wow. What a horible thing to happen. Guy loses his house.
Maybe there should be a section in this forum dedicated to safety ideas.
Please be careful with all OPE.

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Wow. What a horible thing to happen. Guy loses his house.
Maybe there should be a section in this forum dedicated to safety ideas.
Please be careful with all OPE.
like fueling / refueling outside not in the garage

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Wow. What a horible thing to happen. Guy loses his house.
Maybe there should be a section in this forum dedicated to safety ideas.
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Saddest part of all is it doesn't look like there is any snow there. What was he doing with his snowblower? Maybe end of season maintenance???


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Maybe he overfilled it and spilled a lot and something like a water heater or space heater ignited it ?? That and if it exploded why doesn't it say something about him being hurt or at least a bit burnt ??
The neighbors hearing a "boom" would indicate an explosion and that would come from fumes. That story just doesn't sound right.

Hope someone posts the "update" as they investigate.

I think it's very poor reporting as they never comment on the condition of the snow blower
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Coulda been smoking, or some other kind of user error. Seems like a fair chance that he was not exercising sufficient caution, but sad to see, nevertheless.

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Ugh...I wonder if he was prepping for today's weather


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How is there an explosion with no injuries? The guy must have started something on fire, dropped the gas can and got outta dodge, before the blast.
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How is there an explosion with no injuries? The guy must have started something on fire, dropped the gas can and got outta dodge, before the blast.
it must have got out of control and he was smart enough to run.
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Sounds like a repower candidate.Ill be checking CL. Too soon?

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