Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-08 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
- a little excitement, propane fire On 04/08/2015 7:45 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Kleb sez: You can get bottles filled but around here most people just swap theirs for a full one for about $18 or so. I guess this is a reason why charcoal is better but we use propane because it's easier

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 8 Aug 2015 17:57:36 -0400 WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: BTW, the two small ('bout 5/8 dia.) burned spots on my hand are healing fast and nicely - not burned as badly as I first thought. Good! Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I haven’t noticed if Costco sells propane here. I’ll be interested to see what Andrew finds out. Dan On Aug 4, 2015, at 3:08 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: That's sick. HD charges more than triple what you pay. I'll check at the Pentagon City Costco

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
the engine ingested all the gas and ran away, destroying the engine. Can't happen unless you put/left it in neutral. The brakes are stronger than the engine. With an automatic you'll be limited to the stall speed of the TC, maybe 1800RPM 'til the outside fuel runs out. On a manny, you should

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Packing nut leak? Overflow screw leaks? Or was the O-ring that is part of the new connection scheme faulty? (I believe the new plastic handscrew relies upon an O-ring seal. Versus the [old, and still there] LH screw thread seal that is metal-on-metal.) Either way, when suspecting a leak a

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-04 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 04/08/2015 2:23 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: On 04/08/2015 7:45 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Kleb sez: You can get bottles filled but around here most people just swap theirs for a full one for about $18 or so. I guess this is a reason why charcoal is better but we use

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-04 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
...@hotmail.com Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:15 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire ‎Curly writes: This was a considerably bigger propane fire, but it is why I am not thrilled about the Cathey test refrigerant in a car. ‎ Meh. Most folks drive around with multiple

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-04 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 04/08/2015 7:45 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Kleb sez: You can get bottles filled but around here most people just swap theirs for a full one for about $18 or so. I guess this is a reason why charcoal is better but we use propane because it's easier. Those swap cylinders are NOT

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
...@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 3:08 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire That's sick.  HD charges more than triple what you pay.  I'll check at the Pentagon City Costco when I go there later today.. On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 3:03 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-04 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
That's sick. HD charges more than triple what you pay. I'll check at the Pentagon City Costco when I go there later today.. On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 3:03 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On 04/08/2015 7:45 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Kleb sez: You can get

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-04 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Meade wrote: I did read on the internet about one fellow who lost the charge of hydrocarbon refrigerant in a leak next to the engine air cleaner intake, so the engine ingested all the gas and ran away, destroying the engine. One more reason for a manual transmission. *smiles*

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-04 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
On 04/08/2015 7:45 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Kleb sez: You can get bottles filled but around here most people just swap theirs for a full one for about $18 or so. I guess this is a reason why charcoal is better but we use propane because it's easier. Those swap cylinders are NOT

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-04 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Might have something to do with all those taxes / fees / lawsuits / EPA rules / general harassment associated with, oh maybe something like, could be... Global Warming? Naahh... - Max Charleston SC On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 3:08 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
never heard of someplace replacing the valve for you, I'd just swap the tank. -Curt From: WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com Sent: Monday, August 3, 2015 2:58 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - a little

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Meade Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 3:26 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire Wow, very glad you weren't injured any worse! Did the firemen fuss at you

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
You can get bottles filled but around here most people just swap theirs for a full one for about $18 or so. I guess this is a reason why charcoal is better but we use propane because it's easier. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 3, 2015, at 1:35 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
never had that problem with another tank. Wilton - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Meade Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 3:26 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - a little

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
When i get a tank with wonky valve I swap it. Otherwise i get them filled for 15.00 at the local body shop that restored my CD. On Aug 3, 2015 9:11 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: You can get bottles filled but around here most people just swap theirs for a

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Curly wrote: This was a considerably bigger propane fire, but it is why I am not thrilled about the Cathey test refrigerant in a car. From my research, even a non-flammable refrigerant can have a large flame at a leak due to the oil. But I have never tested it myself - or compared the

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire Home Depot propane tank swaps are $18.00 around here. Speaking of which, I grilled two types of fish on my Weber Spirit propane grille tonite: bluefish draped with bacon, and a thick salmon steak/ butter. Both fresh fish came from the Great Wall

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Home Depot propane tank swaps are $18.00 around here. Speaking of which, I grilled two types of fish on my Weber Spirit propane grille tonite: bluefish draped with bacon, and a thick salmon steak/ butter. Both fresh fish came from the Great Wall Chinese market. Cooked each one in foil, and

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
, August 3, 2015 2:58 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire BTW, I'll find another place to fill my propane tanks. Wilton - Original Message - From: WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: WILTON wilt

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
BTW, I'll find another place to fill my propane tanks. Wilton - Original Message - From: WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 2:35 PM Subject: [MBZ] OT - a little

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire ATTABOY! Flammable gases are not to be taken lightly. I think you dodged one when the tank didn't explode. On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 1:35 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Yesterday 'bout 5 PM, I had a few minutes

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Waytago! We are glad you are not badly burned. This was a considerably bigger propane fire, but it is why I am not thrilled about the Cathey test refrigerant in a car. https://archive.org/stream/midamericapipeli00netc/midamericapipeli00netc_djvu.txt I saw the destruction firsthand.

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Wow, very glad you weren't injured any worse! Did the firemen fuss at you for handling the situation yourself and getting burned in the process? I'll be curious to hear what caused the leak, and I totally agree with finding a different place to get your propane tank filled. Soapy water would

Re: [MBZ] OT - a little excitement, propane fire

2015-08-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
ATTABOY! Flammable gases are not to be taken lightly. I think you dodged one when the tank didn't explode. On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 1:35 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Yesterday 'bout 5 PM, I had a few minutes of excitement after installing full, 20 # tank of propane on my