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  1. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    One of my boys blew himself up,last night, and is in a burns unit for a few days, he will recover. It was not a gas bang , he had an open solvent glue tub open adjacent to,the boiler which he had the casing off, it fired on we think ignited the fumes from the glue pot and
    He is where he is now ,glue exploded uck ..anyway that’s what we think
    Questions are many....we will find out, answers are be aware in this area of installation etc.
    Rob Foster aka centralheatking
  2. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    That's brutal, hope he's ok and doesn't have much long term problems from this. Its really easy to get complacent and forget how dangerous some of these products can be, same as with PPE.
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  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That's why it says keep away from open flames and use in well ventilated places
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  4. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    The boiler set the pot of glue on fire?
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  5. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Very nasty that bud hope he makes a speedy recovery . Kop
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  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Open flame and solvent vapours
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  7. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    We think/know he had the casing off the boiler and was setting up a solvent weld glue joint,with the top off the glue pot ,the boiler fired up,the fumes ignited and the pot exploded ,a bit like napalm , we are not really sure he is a bit shocked. He will be ok
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  8. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    I will report back in due course
    About his condition and recovery Centralheatking
  9. AWheating

    AWheating Trusted Plumber GSR

    I set my tool bag on fire once. had dropped some glue inside the bag and then got my torches flame close to the bag and whoosh the inside of the bag went up.
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  10. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hope he mends well.

    There are many things we overlook in our trade. I know someone who suffered in a similar way due to the ignition of fumes/vapour from curing expanding foam. This vapour was still present some 24 hours following the use of the foam.
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  11. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    Must admit would never have thought expanding foam fumes could be dangerous for so long! Does also make you wander what breathing in these fumes on a regular basis does to our lungs!
  12. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Blimey! Hope he's okay Rob. ;)
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  13. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    Update, it’s mainly his hands and one thigh, he will be out for 3 months but should make a full recovery I will not post the graphic pictures Rob Foster aka centralheatking
  14. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    That's grim, serious burns are horribly painful to heal and 3mnths of recovery is a very long time not to be able to work, best of luck to him on his recovery.
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  15. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    We will look after him while he cannot work Rob Foster aka centralheatking
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