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Old 04-11-2016, 01:18 PM   #11
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but with a relief valve, the valve opens at a pressure lower than the tank failure point. You will wind up with a jet of propane out the valve that will usually ignite. Usually by the time the tank vents, the area is on so much fire that it can go unnoticed.

These days, its exceedingly rare for a consumer propane tank to explode in a fire. If one does, it usually turns out its an older one without the relief valve.
Once upon a time, about 5 years ago, a doomoss and his brother in law, the other doomoss, decided to build a fire around one while sucking back a few cold ones and proved without a doubt its very hard to splode one. They will however shoot fire about 20 feet horizontally which is quite impressive

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Old 04-11-2016, 03:33 PM   #12
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Ah- good to know. Was always worried about that in my summer heat.

And for doomoss, party of two, any relation since you know the story well?

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Old 04-11-2016, 03:34 PM   #13
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I just want to know if there is video proof.. You know, pictures or it did not happen... LOL

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Old 04-11-2016, 07:43 PM   #14
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I think its just as long as the guys who started the fire is insured. I know that if mine was just insured for liability and someone else started a fire that burned it, then you can bet your bippy that they will be the ones to pay for it.

I keep mine fully insured because too many people DON'T carry insurance. On an older unit I might do something different. I will be willing to bet that they guys responsible for this mess either don't have insurance or won't have enough to even begin to cover the damage. Lawyers are going to have a field day.

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Old 04-11-2016, 08:00 PM   #15
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The Myth Busters defeated the relief valve and heated one up. They had created a thin spot on the bottom to preferentially cause the failure there, and I think they put fins on the tank. Pretty impressive when it let go.

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