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Old 21-06-2012, 09:20   #31
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Re: Nobody thinks about getting killed by a vacuum cleaner

The Vac would be a great turbo fan, you just need an spray injector... once ignition takes place it'll keep going.....!

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Re: Man sets himself ablaze while trying to vacuum up fuel spill

So much for MythBusters

Man sets himself ablaze while trying to vacuum up fuel spill

By KOMO Staff Published: May 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT

Medics respond to the scene where a man set himself ablaze while trying to clean up a fuel spill with a shop vacuum. SEATTLE - A man was severely burned when he tried to clean up spilled fuel on a boat using a shop vacuum and ignited it, fire officials said.

Fire crews and medics responded to the scene, a boat moored at a marina in the 2700 block of Westlake Avenue North, at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a report of flames aboard a watercraft there.

Arriving at the scene, they found a 33-year-old man with second- and third-degree burns to his hands, arms, legs, torso, face and neck. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for emergency treatment.

Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the man had spilled some fuel while working on a boat at the marina and tried to suck it up using a wet-dry shop vacuum.

The electricity in the vacuum ignited the fuel and sparked a flash fire that engulfed the man. He then jumped into the water to put out the fire, Moore said.

The man's condition was not immediately available.

There was limited damage to the boat and no damage to anything else at the marina

Well, as I said before be-careful.


Originally Posted by FlyingCloud1937
Shop vacuums are designed to collect air and dirt through the hose and bring it inside. The air passes through a filter and then some of it through the motor. More than one explosion has taken place when a wet/dry vacuum was used to vacuum up a fuel spill in the bilge.

Boat Electrics are easy.

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And there's the next urban myth. It has been busted a while ago:

Myth Files : Jet Engine/Vacuum Cleaner : Discovery Channel


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