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Holy crap, I almost Darwined myself.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by old_tony, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Went out to light the grill to cook a couple of steaks. Had to reach through some spider webs to turn on the valve on the propane tank. After lighting the grill I did what I often like to do with spider webs -- took the lighter to them.

    Except the webs were near the tank and the valve, which apparently lets just a little of the propane seep out.

    Next thing I know flames are shooting off the valve.

    Fortunately the hose was within 15 feet. Ran off the deck, turned on the hose and doused the flames.

    My heart will slow down sometime around Wednesday.
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I blame Obama.

    Seriously, I had that happen to me, though not via torching spider webs.

    Had to smother the flame with a towel. Nearly Darwined and gave my hand a tattoo, a la, the bespectacled Nazi dude in Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you're ok. How are the steaks?
     
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Spider-Webs

    For next time ;)
     
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    These work well, too, you know.
     
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    *shakes head* And months before universal health care would have assured Old Tony quality medical treatment. *shakes head*
     
  7. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    If I can't say anything nice ...
     
  8. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    You probably shouldn't have posted.
     
  9. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    Nobody knocks off old_tony (except old_tony)
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    You can buy a special brush to clean out the venturi tubes. In late summer and fall you should probably do it once a week or so.
     
  11. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Are you kidding? This was on a tee. Can't be ignored.
     
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yeah. It can, actually.

    Disliking someone else is fine. Saying you can't say anything nice after someone could have died? Eh.
     
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