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Offline cudabob496

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Danger
« on: July 11, 2019 - 10:08:09 pm »
The fuel line from my fuel cell in trunk runs up front to the pump. I pulled the pump, and capped
the fuel line near it. Later that day, the cap slipped off, and I siphoned about 2 gallons of
fuel from the cell onto my garage floor. A large puddle. fortunately the garage door was open, and a side
door. I started smelling the fumes while in the back yard. Had the doors been shut,and had I not caught it, the 5 gallons in the cell would have emptied onto my gargage floor, and with all doors closed, possibly the nearby gas water heater pilot light would have ignited the fumes. And my house would have burned down. So, I'm buying this to insall on the fuel line back by the cell. A similar event like this did happen to my neighbor in California, except he was under the car when it all ignited, and he burned to death under the car, and his house burned down.

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« Last Edit: July 11, 2019 - 10:14:32 pm by cudabob496 »
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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Danger
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019 - 11:00:48 pm »
Yeah that will work. I've had a few fuel related problems myself over the years and they are not fun.
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Offline jimynick

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Re: Danger
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019 - 10:07:59 pm »
Jesus! That was close! Safety first!  :22yikes: