Coal Furnace Explodes!

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: halfcircle On: Wed. Jan. 16, 2008 9:08 pm

e.alleg wrote:

the second clip was cool. :clap: I don't think that in real life it is possible though, you'd think that a faucet washer or solder joint or something would fail before the tank got up to 350psi.

Working in the fire service for 25 years now, I can tell you from experience that it is absolutely possible in real life. And not just launching through a small shed-like building. The one that I responded to blew from the basement, through the roof of a a two story house, and we never did find the water heater! You could have driven a semi-truck through the hole it left! Fortunately the family wasn't home when it happened. The video about exercising your pressure relief valve is VERY GOOD ADVICE!! :shock:


Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: bksaun On: Wed. Jan. 16, 2008 9:23 pm

Too many Firemen on this forum!

Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed. Jan. 16, 2008 9:31 pm

Where else could pyromaniacs and fireman coexist in such harmony!? :lol: :lol:
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite