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Offline RB2929

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Blast kills car painter
« on: February 24, 2010 - 06:20:15 pm »
I saw a thread awhile back that was discussing painting thier vehicle in the garage.  It was noted that you should use an anti-explosive lights, or was it something else?

Anyway, Here's a small news article.
A Drummond (near Tulsa Oklahoma) man who was seriously injured in an explosion at his workshop has died. A spokesperson for Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa says Randy King, 52, died on Monday. Authorities say King was painting a vehicle in a workshop at his home Sunday when a stove ignited the paint fumes.

I'm assuming that he's painted in the garage many times befores.  It only takes one "my Bad" moment for things to go horribly wrong.  >:(

Be careful out there. 
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Re: Blast kills car painter
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010 - 07:25:57 pm »


Be careful out there. 
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Re: Blast kills car painter
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010 - 09:17:20 am »
Don`t leave your stove going when painting dumba$$!  :screwy:
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Re: Blast kills car painter
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010 - 09:37:04 am »
My furnace is an apartment type direct vent, so it get the air for combustion from outside.
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Re: Blast kills car painter
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010 - 10:20:05 am »
never a good idea to paint in a garage... even a lightswitch could do the trick....  :2cents:
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Offline LAA66

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Re: Blast kills car painter
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010 - 10:20:39 am »
  I once had a power drill light up a gas soaked rag 5 feet away. :icon16: Paint fumes are just as combustable so if you are using a makeshift fan setup, the motor needs to be sealed or only blowing into the garage.