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    A house blew up in Charlotte today...

    Really blew up...

    http://www.wsoctv.com/video?videoId=...deoVersion=1.0

    Gas? Interested to hear what happened here...looked at houses in the very near vicinity a year or so ago.

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    Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last
    Night now they blew up his house too

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    place blew the fuck up.

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    Down on the boardwalk they're getting ready for a fight

    Gonna see what them racket boys can do

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    I'm not sure what's going on in the other part of this thread, but in this part, the explosion pretty much had to be gas. Not a lot of meth labs around there I wouldn't think. Last year the gas company overpressured a line in Mass. and all hell broke loose, it was like a war zone. Amazingly one one person died but there were at least 40 explosions and fires and over a billion dollars worth of damage. It wasn't even a year ago but you don't hear much about it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrim...gas_explosions
    good longform article: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/...ions-columbia/

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    I think it was probably a bad thermo coupler.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last
    Night now they blew up his house too
    Everything dies, baby that's a fact.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Everything dies, baby that's a fact.
    But maybe everything that dies someday comes back.


    So, the takeaway seems to be to use the insurance money to rebuild.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    And meet me tonight in Atlantic City

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    Dang.

    We had one blow up here a few years back. The explosion leveled the house, severely damaged the houses to either side (killed a couple), and blew out windows all over the neighborhood.

    Turned out the homeowner and her conman boyfriend blew it up for the insurance money. They loosened a gas fitting, put some metal in the microwave and set the timer, then went to the casino for the weekend.

    They in jail now.

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    One lady killed.


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    A neighbor has to have this on video from a doorbell /security cam...waiting to see that


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    This happened near me when I was growing up. I woke up one morning and it looked like giant dandelion fuzz had settled in our yard. Turned out that a house maybe a mile away as the crow flies had exploded from a gas leak. It was a pretty new house in a nice subdivision. The couple who lived there were killed. Gas has always made me a bit nervous since.

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    Happened down the street from my office and my friend is a Charlotte Fire Fighter and I got the texts from the scene in real time. The house was completely leveled with only the center part burning. The husband who is a doctor was recovered early and the wife was in the basement. The house was about 6300 square feet and yes it was completely leveled. He is a gulf war vet and so when he says it looks like a bomb went off, i believe him. I think it was a gas explosion as well.

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