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Pool Heater Fire

Posted by worthy (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 17, 12 at 13:53

My neighbor interrupted my lunch a couple of days ago frantically banging on my front door. A bit of a fire in her pool house originating with the natural gas fired heater.

Fortunately, we're only a kilometer and a half from the nearest fire station. So the damage was limited to the pool house, a few bicycles, a couple of trees and the party fence.

For the rebuild, they're considering a solar heater or, at the least, non-combustible construction and a remotely monitored fire alarm. Any other suggestions?


"The Fire Next Door"


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RE: Pool Heater Fire

Find the cause and prevent that scenario from happening again.


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RE: Pool Heater Fire

I just spoke with my neighbour. Various safety officials investigated, but couldn't pinpoint any defect. One possible culprit, they suggested, was rodents who may have removed insulation for nesting. (They've certainly done that with my vehicles. Half removed the firewall sound deadening from one. And nothing like finding your Stuttgart V-8 buried in shredded grass!)


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RE: Pool Heater Fire

have pool / spa heater checked twice a year to prevent this from happening ! Looks like a rodent was building a condominium.


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RE: Pool Heater Fire

Wow, my theory is use that SOB weekly to have a nice beverage with the wife and rodent move in is unlikely.

Hope every one was ok from that fire.


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