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  # 2280661 21-Jul-2019 13:01
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DarthKermit:

 

freitasm:

 

Ok folks. No naming the person or company here until investigation is complete.

 

 

Stuff have an article naming the company already. I will abide by what you have said. It would be unfair to assume poor workmanship. Could be a defect within the gas heater for all anyone knows at this stage.

 

 

There was a post removed which included a comment implying that the tradesperson named was at fault, and was derogatory about the trade.

 

 


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  # 2280670 21-Jul-2019 13:42
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There is a LOT against stuff online for that story, and rightfully so.

 

I mean c'mon. It's bad enough he will have had no sleep thinking 'was it me?' the last few days before fronting up. But then for the reporters to actively track him down. To his HOME. And knock on the door for a statement which funny enough 'refused to give a statement' And then plaster the vans details everywhere. So not on.

 

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  # 2280841 21-Jul-2019 16:06
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Oblivian:

 

There is a LOT against stuff online for that story, and rightfully so.

 

I mean c'mon. It's bad enough he will have had no sleep thinking 'was it me?' the last few days before fronting up. But then for the reporters to actively track him down. To his HOME. And knock on the door for a statement which funny enough 'refused to give a statement' And then plaster the vans details everywhere. So not on.

 

/NZ has changed his name to America

 

 

Completely agree that is reporting at gutter level.





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  # 2282190 23-Jul-2019 14:20
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Do we know what caused the explosion?





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  # 2282196 23-Jul-2019 14:27
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Batman:

 

Do we know what caused the explosion?

 

 

Police/Fire investigation

 

AKA nothing being said in the chance of incriminating any potential legal proceedings

 

Official information dribble as media releases. Errything else sleuth reporting gone wrong


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  # 2282204 23-Jul-2019 14:43
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Batman:

 

Do we know what caused the explosion?

 

 

A quantity of gas met an ignition source.


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  # 2282288 23-Jul-2019 14:56
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DarthKermit:

 

Batman:

 

Do we know what caused the explosion?

 

 

A quantity of gas met an ignition source.

 

 

I suppose you left out the oxidant by accident?





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  # 2282290 23-Jul-2019 14:59
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In all seriousness a proper investigation could take months to complete. It's a very serious case so they'll want to be sure they've covered everything.


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  # 2282296 23-Jul-2019 15:26
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I wonder if the tiled roof was a saving grace with the usual air gaps. I can imagine the internal pressure higher with a fixed iron roof.

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  # 2282297 23-Jul-2019 15:31
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gzt: I wonder if the tiled roof was a saving grace with the usual air gaps. I can imagine the internal pressure higher with a fixed iron roof.

 

Good point. Ours just lift off. That could allow a big WOOSH instead of a BANG, as the first tiles peel away and avoid the pressure building up as much. Lifesavers more than likely.


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  # 2282325 23-Jul-2019 17:22
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Not convinced anything helped nor hindered the effect of the sonic wave / shock wave. I'm some 5 km away as the crow flies and it shook our wide expanse roof like something it landed on it

That may have been mixed with ground vibration.

But I am surprised their inners aren't liquid

MythBusters and slowmoguys have good footage from their kabooms how much dust is kicked up hundreds of metres away

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  # 2282328 23-Jul-2019 17:37
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Timely update.

Could be a year.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114453807/christchurch-gas-explosion-investigation-could-take-a-year-to-complete

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  # 2282347 23-Jul-2019 18:55
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Oblivian: Timely update.

Could be a year.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114453807/christchurch-gas-explosion-investigation-could-take-a-year-to-complete

 

I assume the damage will make it hard to say "this" caused it. Better to take the time, but for those in the area, I hope they are kept informed. Imagine if this happened and we all use reticulated gas? The worry. 

 

I can see many getting gas checks and many going for bottles than pipes.


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  # 2282382 23-Jul-2019 20:11
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There's a current shortage and backlog of gas installers/techs in canty...

Friend is in a queue for theirs failing. No hot water or hob.

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  # 2282458 23-Jul-2019 21:17
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As I understand it Christchurch has many in roof water cylinder installations. Does that apply to gas?

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