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Posted: 4/12/2006 8:49:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:50:21 AM EDT
It's started! Head for the hills!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:51:31 AM EDT
Oh, oh, whatever happened it is not good. You should have some 55-gal barrels of emergency water.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:52:54 AM EDT
That could really suck if your outtage continues for days or weeks...
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:52:55 AM EDT
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:53:11 AM EDT
do you have any emergancy water? if not, get to the store now! your neighbors are already there...
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:55:20 AM EDT
The S has Hit The Fan!

Tagged for updates
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:57:02 AM EDT
Perhaps a pressure release valve got stuck? Don't know what else could cause something like this.

Either way, close the blinds, grab your gear and prepare to draw down!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:59:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.



Chlorine. If they use gas, it is actually a liquid under pressure. And if they use high test hypochlorite and someone spills oil on it...

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:01:27 AM EDT
Tag,

hopefully this isn't more than an inconvenience for you.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:01:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.



Chlorine. If they use gas, it is actually a liquid under pressure. And if they use high test hypochlorite and someone spills oil on it...




I considered that, however, if there was an explosion loud enough for TBS to hear it,
they would be calling for evacuations of the area.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:03:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 9:06:54 AM EDT by VoodooChile]
You sure someone wasn't cookin up a batch of White Lightnin' at the local still?"
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:03:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
we had an earth shattering kaboom and now i have no water pressure.

no thick smoke and no sirens yet so i am guessing no injuries or fire. Another fun day in the country.



Fun day in teh country = well water? No?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:05:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.



Water pressure?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:08:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:08:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 9:09:57 AM EDT by hk940]

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.



power transformer.

try to put 480VAC on a motor that has moisture in it's armature.

Imploded tank… Take an empty storage tank that has been drained of water and had its atmospheric vent closed and try to suck it dry again and it makes a loud noise when it collapses.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:09:50 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:10:02 AM EDT
Did you take a big steamer right before the explosion and now have to stare at it for days?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:25:33 AM EDT
Most likely a transformer blew.
I spend my work days around construction companies and we sometimes do water projects.
The larger pumps don't use 480V they use 13.6k or 7200k. One of those suckers blows and it will rattle windows in a large area.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:29:06 AM EDT
Transformer I bet

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:32:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 9:43:38 AM EDT by TheRedGoat]
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:33:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CrimsonGhost:
Did you take a big steamer right before the explosion and now have to stare at it for days?



ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

You know that you can just dump liquid into the toilet and once full enough it will flush by itself?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:35:31 AM EDT
That Sucks
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:36:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.



Chlorine and ph balancing chems?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:38:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.



Chlorine. If they use gas, it is actually a liquid under pressure. And if they use high test hypochlorite and someone spills oil on it...




I considered that, however, if there was an explosion loud enough for TBS to hear it,
they would be calling for evacuations of the area.



+1. The very same thing happened to me last year. A water station about two miles exploded and chlorine gas hung in the air for a half a day or so. The entire area was evac'd (except for me). I waited armed and ready for looters that never came.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:42:50 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:43:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.



Hydrogen is a significant component of water, and everyone knows hydrogen is extremely flammable.. Oxygen, the other component is an oxidizer. Water explosions are extremely common, but are covered up by the .gov and the illuminiti to maintain the status quo.

Think about that the next time you risk your families life by turning on the tap.


Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:44:10 AM EDT
You sure it was a water station and not a whole bunch of Glocks?

JK Mike-sucks you've got no water pressure
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:34:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:36:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 10:37:08 AM EDT by m-dc]

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
must have been power. we just got water back and a power company truck was leaving the site.


Probably a transformer. They make a big boom when they fail.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:57:22 AM EDT
Imodium PU-32 Explosive Space Modulator

David
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:04:57 AM EDT
My well is working just fine. Lemme know if you need me to mail some water over.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:05:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
I can't even think of anything at a water station that could explode.



Pump station or treatment plant?

If a treatment plant, then there are a lot of nasty chemicals.

If pump station, there isn't much there. Pump might have blown up, but not bloody likely.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:05:30 AM EDT
Darn. I had loaded my car with guns and ammo and was going to head your way to repel the attackers
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:06:35 AM EDT
Who was shooting Glocks near the pump station?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:06:50 AM EDT
Who cares about the water.

Is the beer OK?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:07:34 AM EDT
No Shit!

Tag for updates
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:08:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:

+1. The very same thing happened to me last year. A water station about two miles exploded and chlorine gas hung in the air for a half a day or so. The entire area was evac'd (except for me). I waited armed and ready for looters that never came.



Cl2 gas doesn't really hang in the air. It is heavier than air and will run to the lowest area.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:09:01 AM EDT
I can't believe you guys haven't figured it out by now. Jack Bauer had to blow up the water plant to keep the Centox out of the water supply.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:09:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By m-dc:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
must have been power. we just got water back and a power company truck was leaving the site.


Probably a transformer. They make a big boom when they fail.


What he said
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:14:25 AM EDT
News flash from Homeland Security:


We don't know what caused the huge explosion near the TBS compound, but we are sure it isn't terrorist related.

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