I blew up my grill

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  1. jkladis

    jkladis Moderator Admiral

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    Ah, misc. my online confession booth.

    I'm alive, though I have a few less hairs (if you can believe that) and an instant tan.

    Long story short, the grill came out of hibernation this month. Stored were some small butane canisters for campfire stoves. Not the refillable kind, but more aerosol can sized. You know, this casing and such. Were I not absent-minded, they were going to be relocated as part of the process. You know what's next.

    The show scared the shit out of my neighbors. Rolled the brigade. I live on a 1st floor with a concrete patio..no wood, but fence, dry bushes and then the grill cover were melted.

    Moral of the story: If you think you're being smart by storing flammable stove fuel outside the house, make sure it's not where the heat from a warming grill could get to it. Here endeth the lesson.
     
  2. Mallory

    Mallory Moderator In Memoriam

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    Wow! There's nothing that scares me quite like a fire. I'm glad you and your place survived OK.
     
  3. jkladis

    jkladis Moderator Admiral

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    Yeah, it's always crazy to try and fight a fire yourself, but I did it anyway. The real propane canister was exposed to flames. As the cans started going, they shot everywhere and chained. I didn't want it to spread. I was of course concerned for my neighbors, but in a crisis, you don't really think about their assess or even your own. Kind of like pilots who dodge crowded areas. You just care about saving ass in general.

    I need a drink.
     
  4. Lindley

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    The important question is, did the explosion fast-cook your food?
     
  5. jkladis

    jkladis Moderator Admiral

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    Moe: Oh, boy! The deep fryer's here. Heh heh, I got it used from the navy. You can flash-fry a buffalo in forty seconds.

    Homer: Forty seconds? But I want it now!
     
  6. Mallory

    Mallory Moderator In Memoriam

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    Thirty years ago I was a volunteer firefighter. I learned way more about home fires than I ever wanted to know. I'm glad I quit before those little propane canisters became popular, they're like little bombs just waiting to go off.

    I keep mine in the garage, but near the door just in case.
     
  7. Crusher Disciple

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    What I want to know is....what happened to your eyebrows?
     
  8. jkladis

    jkladis Moderator Admiral

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    I went instantly from being Greek to something a bit milder, say Croatian.
     
  9. Crusher Disciple

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    You mean you now have two distinct ones? Awesome! :techman:
     
  10. Tim

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    Ouch! :lol:
     
  11. MANT!

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    I'm glad to hear you and yours are ok...

    And at least you learned something from your ordeal..

    I actually burned off most of the hair on one arm after using a little too much lighter fluid on charcoal...I now follow ALL the directions..
     
  12. M'Sharak

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    Pix?
     
  13. Kronos

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    Video? :)
     
  14. TGrinch

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    Ouch. Scary stuff.

    I once tried to relight a stove after the match had gone out once. I'm not great at striking a match.

    I was great at falling backwards from the blue wall of flame that emerged! I burned my thumb, and burned all the hair off of one arm plus singed my eyebrows.

    To this day, I use an electric stove. :lol:

    Glad you're OK, minus the loss of hair and the addition of a faux tan.
     
  15. apostle83

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    I'm glad you're ok.

    I wish to know specifically what type of propane tanks you were using.
     
  16. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Hot grill on grill action. ;)

    Glad you're ok.
     
  17. Alpha Romeo

    Alpha Romeo Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Talk about not the best idea...you could have fried yourself.
     
  18. Misfit Toy

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    What beer goes best with fried jkladis?
     
  19. Lindley

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  20. Dar70

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    Its time to get a charcoal grill. Much better than a gas grill. Gas grills are nothing more than outdoor ovens. Charcoal grills give the food a beter taste. Also nowadays you dont even have to use lighter fluid.