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    Quote Originally Posted by witchieblackcat View Post
    According to the gas industry, most houses that are destroyed by a gas explosion are because the resident is nicking the gas by bypassing the meter(s).
    Badly bypassed electricity meters can give sparks and badly bypassed gas meters the gas = boom.
    Should have used the DML ACME Gas bypass kit available from Amazon, Argos and all good retailers

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Interline-5.../dp/B00CO4GZVI

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    Quote Originally Posted by iain/hsm View Post
    Heck Allan your showing your age on that Hydrox subject.
    What do you mean showing my age? Just because I started diving back in 1964 in the days of twin hose valves and home made wetsuits!

    I have an old Diver magazine up in the loft somewhere which covers a dry dive by Comex divers down to 600m - 2000ft! They used a hydroxy mixture because the gas density of helium made it too viscous at that depth and the WOB was too high.

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    Council house near here was blown off the end of the terrace by a gas explosion; there was no fire.
    Friend of mine was doing an accountancy audit at a custard factory once, factory was a heap on the floor the following day after a dust explosion.
    Kronospan in Chirk were blowing the conveyors up with wood dust explosions more often than the wood pile in the stock yard spontaneously ignited.

    I`ve seen photographs of a house in Chester that was blown off its foundations by an arson (pan of petrol on the stove, get your head around that one), again only minimal fire damage.
    The wood flour plant that went bye-bye about four years ago, minimal fire.

    You have seen the footage of the Fukishima plant going bang?

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    That's what we were told in our Uni lecture, the force of the explosion can often extinguish any flames. The lecturer showed high speed film of this happening. He was a mad character who specialised in chemical reactions involved in explosions.


 
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