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Rusty
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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: AstroGizmos]
      #5221907 - 05/14/12 01:21 PM

Jeff, sorry to hear of the fire. Sadly, leaky reefers (hydrogen gas) are a common source of fires.

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bierbelly
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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Rusty]
      #5222017 - 05/14/12 02:22 PM

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Jeff, sorry to hear of the fire. Sadly, leaky reefers (hydrogen gas) are a common source of fires.




Not when they use CFCs as refrigerant...which is why they replaced ammonia in the first place...


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: AstroGizmos]
      #5222106 - 05/14/12 03:08 PM

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After the investigation by the insurance company it was decided that it was an ammonia leak from the refrigerator which was then ignited by the pilot light.





Doesn't sound fun. But I'm glad you got out safely.


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: Steph]
      #5222970 - 05/15/12 01:28 AM

The ammonia refrigerators are used because they only need a heat source (propane flame) to drive the system instead of electricity. This is a very real type of accident. I'm sorry to hear this happened. I tend to say I'm glad it just happened to a machine, but I know it's quite a shock.

-Rich

Edited by Starhawk (05/15/12 01:29 AM)


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF new [Re: AstroGizmos]
      #5386242 - 08/25/12 12:18 PM

NEAF is really close to me but, whats the date?

andrew


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Re: Fun at NEAIC and NEAF [Re: Astrophotography]
      #5387620 - 08/26/12 09:44 AM

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NEAF is really close to me but, whats the date?




NEAF 2012 was 4/28/2012 and 4/29/2012
NEAF 2013 will be 4/20/2013 and 4/21/2013


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