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Posted November 11, 2012 - 01:23 PM

Possible gas explosion in Indianapolis. Do we have any members there?
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Posted November 11, 2012 - 01:52 PM

According to the member map, we have 5 in the area. Not sure about others!
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Posted November 11, 2012 - 01:54 PM

That's terrible. I pray those people are ok! And just wondering, where is our site map?

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 01:59 PM

Down at the bottom of the Forums page, under Community Links!

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 02:47 PM

I'm about 25 miles from there and I heard it when I was in my garage working. I thought it was thunder and went to check the news for weather. I was a little surprised. My parents are about 2 miles from that neighborhood and they said they thought someone had run a car into their house. Its a little unsettling. I pray for all the displaced and injured families.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 02:57 PM

Glad you could check in! Had to be a huge explosion.
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Posted November 11, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Wow. That happened a while back in Charlotte. Not a good thing.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 05:43 PM

The same thing happened in a North Atlanta Suburb a couple of years ago but luckily no one was hurt. It happened in the afternoon when most were at school and work but it did about the same amount of damage. I sure feel for all those families.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Prayers sent for anyone in that area.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 08:30 PM

I feel for any affected by this. I hope all of our members that could be in the area are alright also. Prayers sent for all those affected.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 08:54 PM

The same kind of thing happened in Louisville a few months back. A natural gas line leaked, filling a home full of gas & it got ignited & blew the home to bits. Nobody was home luckily.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 09:54 PM

We've had two cases of this happening in the area in the last 10 or so years. I heard the blast from the most recent event. The house was COMPLETELY leveled. There was debris scattered everywhere and large chunks of wall were found nearly two hundred yards away.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 01:13 AM

CBS radio out of NYC's report had a local gas guy out there say live that nobody had reported any "odor of gas" before the explosion. He also said their gas has an "odor enhancement added to it". Doesn't all home heating gas get this treatment? I'm glad we don't have any gas mains or service out here, bottled propane is bad enough. It may be a "cheap" fuel, but judging by the number of buildings blown sky high in the NY Metropolitan area in the past 5 years, I don't think it's the safest way to heat.

I was driving a dumptruck 1/2 of a mile away from a "Grandma's Pies Store" when it exploded. I had the windows open and it felt like the cab was caving in. They said that the entire building just lifted 3' in the air off the foundation but it didn't explode the structure... 2 lucky bakers and a couple customers walked away.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 12:19 PM

WOW. When you go to some place like Airgas and get propane if you are transporting it inside the cab of the vehicle you have to sign a waiver that you understand the risks. Tell me why you would use this type of energy inside of your home… I pray for the injured and dead. This sure makes me glad I’m all electric (with soon to be wood subsidy).



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Posted November 12, 2012 - 01:31 PM

Happens a lot more than most of us even know, and it will be happening more too.
The real problem "Pipeline Infrastructure" and it's age. Was reading a trade magazine a while back that claimed about
200 BILLION was needed to replace aging pipe line, but at the present price that gas is sold at , wasn't enough profit
for these repairs.

P.S. Around here after a real cold spell of a week, the gas company checks large buildings for leaks, but not houses.
I once asked the guy doing the checks and asked why not houses, his response, a house is cheap compared to a multi-million building blowing up. :(




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