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Old 09-04-2010, 09:05 AM   #11
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I Especially those that get in and out of their cars during fill up.

As for a DC fridge? haven't seen one of those in my lifetime.

If I had a dollar for everytime I have seen someone smoking at a gas station, well, I'd have a few bucks for that too!

Talking on their cell phones in front of the DO NOT USE CELL PHONES WHILE REFUELING signs.

There have been a few DC fridges on some models but they are notoriously in-efficient which is why they are few and far between.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:14 PM   #12
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How many of us actually shut off our cell phone when we
come to a sign-- Road Construction, Blasting Zone, shut off cell
phones!

Sheesh, you're past the area before you can get it to shut down!!
Mine takes at least 15 seconds to shut off after I dig it out
of my pocket and hold the power button.

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Old 09-04-2010, 07:21 PM   #13
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The show Myth Busters tried to ignite gasoline using cell phones. It was hilarious watching all they went through right down to intentionally shorting the battery out inside a close container of gas. They had no luck igniting the fuel. The "No cell phones" at gas stations is an unfounded and illogical fear that has been propagated with no actual science behind it to back it up. I have actually been seeing the signs slowly disappearing from the fuel pumps about not using cell phones.

As for the propane question. I have always run with propane on to keep the fridge running. The Dometic fridge in our Georgetown when running in automatic mode will turn itself off for 15 minutes when the ignition is turned off, such as at a gas station.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:03 PM   #14
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A person was burn while using a cell phone at a gas station at a town that is only 1/2 hour away. I alway leave my gas on the signs say no smoking with in 10 feet of pumps the reffer on my trailer is futher away then the 10 foot mark. I would turn the gas off if the reffer was beside a gas pump where a person could be pumping gas.
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A person was burn while using a cell phone at a gas station at a town that is only 1/2 hour away. I alway leave my gas on the signs say no smoking with in 10 feet of pumps the reffer on my trailer is futher away then the 10 foot mark. I would turn the gas off if the reffer was beside a gas pump where a person could be pumping gas.
I would more guess the person started a fire by touching the metal of the car causing a static discharge and just happend to be on the phone, pure coincidence. Again, there has been no actual scientific proof that a cell phone can cause a fire at a gas station that I can find anywhere. Only conjecture, hearsay and rumor.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:16 PM   #16
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A quote from the Petroleum Equipment Institue's report on gas station fires:

The PEI report did not blame any of the fires on cell phones. Although some gas companies and cell phone manufacturers say cell phones should not be used at gas stations, there have been no gasoline fires or explosions that anybody knows of caused by radio transmissions from cell phones.
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I concur Ed. To the best of my knowledge a cell phone has never sparked a fire.

Now causing radio interference (EMI) is another story.

Static is the evil of fuels.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:52 PM   #18
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Hi folks, thanks for all of the replies.
I thought that most ran with the propane on...it looks like EVERYONE that replied does.
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I'm with the majority that run with the LP gas ON.
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The show Myth Busters tried to ignite gasoline using cell phones. It was hilarious watching all they went through right down to intentionally shorting the battery out inside a close container of gas. They had no luck igniting the fuel. The "No cell phones" at gas stations is an unfounded and illogical fear that has been propagated with no actual science behind it to back it up. I have actually been seeing the signs slowly disappearing from the fuel pumps about not using cell phones.

As for the propane question. I have always run with propane on to keep the fridge running. The Dometic fridge in our Georgetown when running in automatic mode will turn itself off for 15 minutes when the ignition is turned off, such as at a gas station.
The turn off feature works great. Is it supposed to turn back on after 15 minutes. Mine does not and has caused problems when I forgot to do it myself!
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