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This morning, NBC’s Today Show featured an investigative report on the risk of plastic gas can explosions. Considering that many of our readers use gas cans regularly, I felt it was important to pass along.

 

The report has found that  nearly a dozen deaths and 1,200 injuries due to plastic gas can explosions over the past 15 years. Specifically, the gas cans were more likely to explode when the temperatures were cold outside, there was a low volume of gas left in the can, and the can was tipped at a 42-degree angle. While the gas can industry has not yet confirmed these reports, it is believed by experts that the use of a flame arrestor can also help prevent these accidents from happening.

 

 

http://www.ecleanmag.com/gas-can-explosion-investigation-on-nbc-today-show-2013-12-04/



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Sorry, I can't get the link to show up and I can't edit my original post. You can see the report on our website: http://www.ecleanmag.com/blog



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Great post!

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Allison

    Thanks for this post it brought asense of awarness to me. I don't use caution while handling my own plastic gas can but I will now. Great post

 



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Great post     I thought many times over the years , somthing did not look right , when I saw these cans expand with internal pressure ,  and when you  remove the  lid a big puff of fumes blow out and clould catch and explode , I will be more carful in hot and cold conditions thanks    Dabber



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Allison
I was pretty shocked to see this report. I have some of those very cans.

we have switched to a different nozzle because we hate the mickey mouse ends that the cans come with.

This article addresses each of the nozzle styles, and how to solve a dangerous problem.

greatstuffthatworks.com/2393/the-best-safest-easiest-to-use-gas-can-the-no-spill/

We have been able to buy just the nozzles from our local mower shop guy.

I also think we are going to look hard at the older plastic cans we have and upgrade.

Thanks again Allison!

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Allison Hester wrote:

Sorry, I can't get the link to show up and I can't edit my original post. You can see the report on our website: http://www.ecleanmag.com/blog


 Great Job Allison! 

Powdered pool chlorine some want you to use to clean roofs with (calcium H) will explode with great force, as we can see here



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