House explosion in Gloverville NY

House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: jimbo On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:11 pm

This happened last night in a town about 12 miles from us. Not sure what happened they are thinking propane leak. The people are lucky to be alive.
http://capitalnews9.com/content/top_stories/125988/investigation-continues-into-house-explosion/Default.aspx
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:16 pm

We seem to get one of those around here every few years but is' gas. Lot's of people get gas from the street. What's odd is the houses always seem so devastated and you'd expect everyone to be dead but it seems they usually live like in that one.
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: Mike Wilson On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:34 pm

Well, I read the thread title and clicked...

I thought there was a lot of construction going on in Gloverville for some reason... :oops2:
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:23 pm

Wow, they're lucky to be alive.
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:27 pm

I think it was the Wal-Mart !

TSB
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: chemung On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:50 pm

That sucks. Glad everyone lived through it.

I remember when the mid valley (Lackawanna County, Pa.) began to change from coal to city gas heat. Homes exploding was quite common in those days.
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: traderfjp On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:40 pm

WoW!. It's amazing that anyone survived.
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:16 am

tsb wrote:I think it was the Wal-Mart !

TSB


That last snippet caught my eye too like they were blaming Wal-Mart.
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: jimbo On: Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:29 pm

Today they say a dog some how turned on a propane gas valve and caused tank to vent into basement. Then a spark from hot water tank caused explosion.
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:10 pm

Our poor canine friends get blamed for everything from flatulence to house explosions. If only they could talk. :lol:
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Re: House explosion in Gloverville NY

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:32 pm

I once had a dog that would make our bed. :woot:
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