LPG - Boom Boom!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 17:32
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Ouch!!
Caboom!

makes you wonder how? Dodgy install?
Jim....?
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 17:48

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 17:48
Dunno about didgy install.......from my reading of the article, they were probably carrying the 2 cylinders in the car...... like they were BBQ cylinders etc, not the car's own fuel supply . But that's just my interpretation of the article.

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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 21:44
Hi there Roachie, thats how Im reading it too. I would say bbq bottles, possibly some low lying gas in around floor area, possibly smokers or something for it to ignite. WHG
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 17:48

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 17:48
I get the impression that they were BBQ bottles
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 18:27

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 18:27
Mark,

I'll assume that I am the Jim you are after a comment from.

Here it is.

Travelling with leaking portable gas bottles inside a car is dangerous.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 19:10

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 19:10
Well done on the answer Jim :-), Id have to agree with that statement. Yes the article reads that they were portable gas cyld. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 19:58

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 19:58
Gday Jim,Ive been a member a while now, I can`t recall any of us electing you a whipping post, tell him to get nicked
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 20:13

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 20:13
Now Keith you know Jim loves it. Only joking mate.

The issue of gas botles inside a vehicle has been discussed a number of times. I car a small 1.5kg bottle in the back of mine all the time but it has it's own spot is secured and has a screw top fitted to the top to add further protection.

Good chance the occupants of the car were smokers. Either way bloody lucky.
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 21:57

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 21:57
Hows it going Duncan.

About 20yrs ago , still living at home , a local plumber opened his van with a lit cigerette. there wasnt much left of him or the van . A leaky gas bottle was to blame .

Could do the same with an electrical fault if you dont smoke .

See you have a roof rack in your profile , would take up no room , why would you risk it ?

Glenn.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:12

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:12
Agree Glenn but a 1.5kg bottle doesn't come with a cradle and is too small to fit in a milk crate. Always a reason why not.
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 00:07

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 00:07
Box from a discount store ? or a ply box made to suit ? .

Or you could do what you want ! LOL



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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 21:52

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 21:52
For Christ's sake, now it it is smoking to blame???

A lit smoke goes out when dropped into petrol.

A burning smoke will not ignite gas.

Find a new enemy.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:05

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:05
Hi Jim

Take it easy, cool..

A lit cigarette lighter will ignite gas as well as petrol... maybe this why the referral to smoking..

my thought's only.. :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:11

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:11
Jim you taken up the dreaded weed again?
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Reply By: Madfisher - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:13

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:13
Very easy for an accident to happen. As we where packing up from our recent camping trip I noticed the smell of gas. The cylinders where wedged in a cnr of the boat and wrapped up in a blanket. My young bl;oke had jumped up in the boat to put something in and knocked the cylinder over and slightly turning it on. My boat has a flat floor area 6 foot by 5 which we normally use to pack a lot of camping gear.
Could have been a disaster with boat fuel etc.
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Reply By: Mark S (cns) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:27

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:27
Yeah Roachie & others, prob right there, guess I mis-read it a tad.
when I posted! Oh well, thanks for the heads up Bill, and for not tearing my head off & crapping in my neck!

For the info of the cranky replies, I was merely triggering Jim, as he knows a bit about LPG in vehicles, and thought he may have an informed opinion about it.
Jim I was not baiting you mate, and your response was OK, but since then. the cranky ones have got to you - chill dude - have a smoke - gas is good when it's not leaking (like any fuel)

Keith C - my my, aren't we the precious member then - with comments like that, why would I be one? how 'bout you take your own advice & get......

geez, you post something that in hindsight, was mis-interpreted, and out come the chest beaters!!

Thanks to the others though who related other stories & thoughts

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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 00:24

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 00:24
All the experts are out again.

I think some of you blokes should apply for investigators jobs with the Police or Fire Brigade as you seem to know all the answers :-)


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Follow Up By: Steve Ellis - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 20:13

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 20:13
Have to agree with you Dunco. It is clear that the cylinder did not explode, but the the leaking gas ignited. If the cylinder had exploded there would be no vehicle remaining, and certainly no occupants. Dont believe the papers . At best they get half the story, and print half of that.
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