POSTED 5/27/03 & LOST IN CRASH
Part of the stuff that was lost during the recent forum crash was an article by a person who polled state patrol and insurance companies looking for refrigerator fire incidents. He found none. Apparently, all those fabled refrigerator fires are not much more than urban legends.
Article on other fire safety hazards you might not have considered
Recomendation for turning off all propane appliances before fueling, did you know you need to fully open the propane valves for the excess flow valve of your tank/s to be operable?
More fire safety for RVs and diesel vs gasoline vapor points
Maybe a 94 dollar solution?
Gasoline vapor flash point and concentrations
Gasoline heavier than air and pools in low spots as well as running along the ground to ignition sources. Diesel fuel needs above 100 degrees to even produce vapor.
ęDerek Gore / RV Roadie 1998-2002
No, I did not write it. I just read it recently on the Escapees Forum. As a member there remarked: "Great post: should be required reading for all RVers using propane."
These articles are copyrighted.... "So if they just post a link to here, everything works as it was intended. ęDerek Gore / RV Roadie 1998-2002"
It's about "Running with propane on"
The author states that: "My articles ...were to present the facts to allow a rational decision
for each, according to their own comfort levels and needs, to come to their own decision, without scare "fables" intruding."
I hope I am not violating that copyright law by mentioning that this article was written with help of the folks at Marshall Gas Controls (of Marshall regulator) and the Fire Marshalls of several States.
Besides, you will have links to:
_ Article on other fire safety hazards you might not have considered
_Recomendation for turning off all propane appliances before fueling....
_More fire safety for RVs and diesel vs gasoline vapor points
_Gasoline vapor flash point and concentrations
_Gasoline heavier than air.... Diesel fuel needs above.......
I strongly encourage everybody to read Traveling with propane on (fridge) revisited
. Do not stop at the first posts, there is a lot more.
I quit again