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Old 06-23-2010, 03:01 PM   #21
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There are cell phone signs at most of the stations I have used. You might need to look for them. They have that circle with a bar through them.
Illinois used to have them at every pump. I have looked and not only are the cell phones with red slashed circle stickers gone, any mention of a cell phone has been removed. I could take some pictures of our pumps if you want to see for yourself.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:33 PM   #22
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Illinois used to have them at every pump. I have looked and not only are the cell phones with red slashed circle stickers gone, any mention of a cell phone has been removed. I could take some pictures of our pumps if you want to see for yourself.

No need for photos at all.

I will do some reasearch and see if that issue is real or if it has been debunked. Will let you know.

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Old 06-23-2010, 03:44 PM   #23
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I would bet the biggest problem about refueling while talking on a cell phone is you could be distracted and spill gasoline. The way some people drive and talk on their phones, that would be a real possibility.
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Don't you guys watch Mythbusters? The cellphone/exploding gas pump thing is a myth dreamed up by ambulance-chasing lawyers. This "Better-to-be-safe-than-sorry" thing is crossing into the line of "Excessive Safety".

As to the fridge on propane while travelling, I haven't done it, but my trips have been less than an hour one-way. On longer trips I think I might do it.

PS If there was enough gas vapor at a service station to be set off by an open propane pilot flame, wouldn't you blow up as soon as you started your engine to pull away? Think about it.....FWIW.

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Don't you guys watch Mythbusters? The cellphone/exploding gas pump thing is a myth dreamed up by ambulance-chasing lawyers. This "Better-to-be-safe-than-sorry" thing is crossing into the line of "Excessive Safety".

As to the fridge on propane while travelling, I haven't done it, but my trips have been less than an hour one-way. On longer trips I think I might do it.

PS If there was enough gas vapor at a service station to be set off by an open propane pilot flame, wouldn't you blow up as soon as you started your engine to pull away? Think about it.....FWIW.

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I have to agree there is way too much emphasis on "being safe" to the point of crazyness. However, I take a "little" exception to the gas vapor issue. There is no open flame when you start your engine. The exhaust gas is not hot enough to ignite gas fumes alone. A piezoelectric spark or open flame would certainly do it if you had a combustible atmosphere.

Not sure about mythbusters and cell phones. I will check on that.
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I saw that episode but they don't make federal or even state policy. They also said cell phones won't interfere with airplane controls but you still have to power them off.
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Ok, in my opinion it's time to let this one die. If fueling with propane on IS a problem, we would hear about it on the news. If talking on a cell phone while fueling were a problem, we would here about that too. If putting gas in a plastic container in the back of a truck was a problem, that too would be news. Things happen, sometimes the experts make up a semi-believable explanation be cause they can't find the real one.

We're all campers here, and I'm sure most of us enjoy a campfire, but did you know that playing in the fire will cause you to wet the bed? Told to me many times by my mother, and grandmother, true experts in their field, and who could argue with that.
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I'm sure most of us enjoy a campfire, but did you know that playing in the fire will cause you to wet the bed? Told to me many times by my mother, and grandmother, true experts in their field, and who could argue with that.
Maybe that's why my wife is always getting up in the middle of the night when we camp out.
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Now hold on there Lou, You have 9 posts on this thread, more than anyone else. Is you the dude with the stick, or is you the horse?
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