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Explosion in Indiana, what caused it?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Gunhaver, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Gunhaver

    Gunhaver the wrong hands

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    this.
     
  6. JW1178

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    Holy hell. Was someone building a nuclear reactor in their basement? I've seen the results of some bad gas leaks, but completely leveling the surrounding houses? They say they have ruled out a bomb or meth lab but damn what else would cause that?

    I have jokes, but innocent people seem to have been killed so I'll wait.

    10mm?

    Who started re-loading this weekend?

    Power is getting expensive, but messing with nuclear reactors in your basement isn't a good idea.

    Couldn't resist.
     
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    It was a negligent discharge of a 10mm.
     
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    wow, thats crazy how much damage one explosion did. Must have been one big gas line, a huge meth lab, or 2 ND doubletaps of 10mm.
     
  11. Sgt127

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    I've seen a few houses leveled in meth cook oopsies. Never seen it take out adjacent houses like that.

    Seen a couple houses that blew up from gas leaks...that looks pretty close. Insulation in trees around the whole block. Hell of a fire though, usually don't see quite that much fire damage to other structures....

    Either way, that was one hell of an explosion.
     
  12. Detectorist

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    Looks like gas explosion. Maybe even happened on the second story where the damage could spread more readily.

    dang.
     
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    I think it's crazy that not only did it level two houses, but apparently it damaged countless others so severely that they'll have to be torn down. There are going to be lots of insurance payouts.
     
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    An initial report here: the house that was at the focus of the blast was vacant and posted for sale. Morning line is a gas leak with an unusually large gas accumulation.before detonation.

    Simultaneous firing of two 10mm protection-rated rounds has not been ruled out, but no casings have yet been recovered.
     
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    Gas leak in the house, hit optimum mixture and had an ignition source and boom!
     
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    The widespread damage (2 homes destroyed, 80 damaged) suggests something more than a gas leak. If it was gas, the circumstances must have been unusual, like accumulation in side-by-side homes and simultaneous detonation. The destruction just seems too vast for a single house incident.
     
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    Frank Rizzo must have gotten new helicopters, better explosives and gone rogue. HH
     
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    I think we can rule out two 10mm rounds, it was only one, two would've left a crater. :rofl:
     
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    I live around 10 miles from the blast and it shook the house like a large clap of thunder that was right outside .
    They are saying the house had been shown recently by a realtor and was empty,and the rumor is that it might have been caused by a visitor to the house seeing if the gas was on to the fireplace and not getting it shut off properly after turning it on
     
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