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#16 twostep ONLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 01:42 PM

a house is cheap compared to a multi-million building blowing up. :(


I beg to differ...

“31 homes were damaged so badly that they may have to be demolished. The explosion damaged a total of 80 homes, he said. He estimated the damage at $3.6 million.”

btw, there is no way that 3.6 million is accurate. 31 houses @ $150K = $4.65 Million. Plus the other 48 homes that need repairs!

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 11:41 PM

Wow first I have heard of this. Time to check that my NG interlock switches work in my boiler...

. Prayers out for those poor folks whose homes are blown up or damaged.

We have had a few bigges here in the Milwaukee area in the past few years, a couple were the fault of contractors and heavy digging, , and a couple from failed equipment in the buildings.Seems a thermocouple or two failed, as well as a pilot sensor board gone bad as well.

Can never be too careful!

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 07:40 PM

That estimate was way off. They are now saying around 26 houses need to be leveled. The cheapest house in that area would maybe go for 150K. So I am guessing its going to be closer to 5-6 million. I work with a guy who 4 houses down. He is one of the ones to be demolished. We are waiting for the "go" so we can all get down there to empty his house. I just find it hard to believe that a gas leak in the house is the cause. That is a lot of damage to be a leaky furnace. The shock wave could be felt 16 miles away and heard over 40 miles away. Of course that is what they are saying. It seem to have took an awful long time to come to that conclusion. The whole investigation seems a little "fishy". Maybe its just me. I am just glad that his family is ok. I couldn't even imagine what that was like being that close.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:02 PM

I beg to differ...

“31 homes were damaged so badly that they may have to be demolished. The explosion damaged a total of 80 homes, he said. He estimated the damage at $3.6 million.”

btw, there is no way that 3.6 million is accurate. 31 houses @ $150K = $4.65 Million. Plus the other 48 homes that need repairs!


Well yes and no. If you consider that only one house exploded and the rest was collateral damage from the blast. Now if a bug building exploded it may total the damage from all the houses by itself not counting what else is damaged around the building. Then the building explosion is exponentially higher.

Either way it is a bad thing. Anyone remember the gas line in Mexico - I think-that blew up the whole main street a few years back.
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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Having lost a home to flood in 2010 and basically everything including a complete woodworking shop i had spent a lifetime tooling.
I would have to say there is nothing cheap about it when it is your home!
Starting over homeless is not easy.

Edited by JD DANNELS, November 14, 2012 - 09:11 PM.


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Posted November 15, 2012 - 12:19 AM

Time to renew your flood insurance ^^^ Been there, done that. 2004, and 2008. And yes , it sucks.

But a flood, this was not.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 07:25 AM

This is now a murder investigation.
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Edited by LilysDad, November 20, 2012 - 07:27 AM.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 10:18 AM

I caught something about the explosion was suspicious when I walked through the living room last night but I didn't catch much.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Interesting. Seems to be lots of conjecture as to what happened, and why. The investigators have quite a bit of legwork to do, as well as sifting through bits of debris.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 04:40 PM

Having my own suspicions, I'm betting the final answer will be some form of gas. It's just the easiest to make go away. But I sure would like to see the actual chemical analysis report.




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