Snowblower Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,202 Posts
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.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,669 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,223 Posts
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.
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??? :confused:
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,892 Posts
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 :eek::eek:
Feeling very sorry for the old thunderbird ... RIP.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
225 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
390 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
374 Posts
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.

This is exactly why homes with an attached garage pay more for Homeowner insurance.

A forum on safety issues, would be a forum on common sense.

No one was injured, he will have his home rebuilt....all is good (as far as I know)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
864 Posts
can happen easily with power equipment, gas it up, spill some gas on top of engine, if the spark plug/wire arcs in any way in that area, POOF you have a fire, if it gets to the fuel line or gas tank BOOM, you have an explosion.

my Dad lost 2 vehicles, that burned while driving them. fuel leaks that went down on exhaust/spark plug wires, and sludge buildup on engines burns like gas once it ignites. both of them burned to the ground, total losses. a GMC truck and a Plymouth station wagon. back in 1970's era. never even brought the wrecks home, just scrapped them on the spot. it would start as some smoke coming in under the dash, he pulled over, opened the hood, PHOOM the engines would go up in flames.

old vehicles with carburetors have a higher fire hazard from leaks, these were 1960's vehicles, work car/truck
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top