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Old 06-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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What could happen?

Just a reminder concerning gas lanterns and small spaces. A couple of days ago a friend of mine was sitting in the front yard reading by the light of a "Thermous" brand lantern. When he went to pump it up a bit the pump failed to reseal and regurgitated raw fuel onto the table top with a resulting flash fire. He was able to put it out without coming to any harm but, had he been using it in a tent or camper, house or trailer there would have been serious consequences. This particular lantern design does not have a positive lock on the pump as do Coleman type lanterns, but depends on a check-valve only to secure the fuel. Point being please make sure these types of liquid fuel appliances are in good working order-especially if you intend to use them indoors.

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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Really good reminder. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 06-09-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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Another thing that you should never do is to refill your generator when it is running. Stupid comment eh? Who would do that? But I did it once in the dark, the fuel overflowed, and ran all over the operating gen set. I was very lucky that it didn't go up into a ball of flame. Scared me silly.
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