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Old 01-17-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
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Here in Fla yesterday a fellow camper removed both of his 30lb propane tanks and took them to town to be filled. After loading them in his car and heading back to the campground, he decided to light a cigaret. Propane had been leaking,that had gone unnoticed and there was an explosion. He was killed. Just a word of caution, great care needs to be taken with these propane tanks. Vet Man
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:05 PM   #2
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Here in Fla yesterday a fellow camper removed both of his 30lb propane tanks and took them to town to be filled. After loading them in his car and heading back to the campground, he decided to light a cigaret. Propane had been leaking,that had gone unnoticed and there was an explosion. He was killed. Just a word of caution, great care needs to be taken with these propane tanks. Vet Man
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Just curious ...where in Florida did this happen? ...anywhere near Tampa?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vet Man:
Propane had been leaking,that had gone unnoticed and there was an explosion. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How do you not notice the nasty smell of propane? That is why the smelly stuff is added.

Kinda reminds me of a true story David tells about one of his cousins. Guy wanted to see what was in a 55 gal drum that was marked "Flamible" so he struck a match to look inside....Boom!
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:14 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rich & Zara:
Just curious ...where in Florida did this happen? ...anywhere near Tampa?

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This happened in Brooksville. The papers are saying he tanks my have fallen over in the car and caused a spark setting off the leaking propane. The tanks are being checked for leaks. Vet Man
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:33 PM   #6
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I always carry my tanks in milk crates so they don't fall over. Also anyone who would smoke in a car with propane tanks must be of less than sufficient intelligence.
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Along the same lines... A few months ago I had the 100 LB tanks filled in NC, we had to find someone with a truck to haul the things back home for us. Seems it's illegal to transport a filled 100 LB tank,laying down, in a van (or in any enclosed area). They must stand up. Yet the same day, my mom & I had 6 20 LB tanks filled and the same LP company loaded 5 of them into the truck of her car and closed the trunk, the 6th one went into the back seat of the car. (Special deep discounted gas prices for 1 day only). David & I have decided to get rid of the 100LB tanks because we have nothing that we can stand them up in to transport. We knew about the laying the big LP tanks down but it was never enforced before. Seems the LP industry is starting to enforce it.
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