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  1. #1
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    Important Safety Tip: Blowtorches Are Not For Housecleaning!

    A Coweta County, GA man, set his house ablaze when he attempted to use a blowtorch to remove cobwebs from the eaves of the structure.
    The fire was contained, but the entire home suffered smoke and/or water damage.

    http://www.cbs46.com/news/17919628/detail.html

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    They call that permanent housecleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    They call that permanent housecleaning.
    LOL....Right, come back the next day, nothing but a pile of ash..covered in spider webs.

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    A few years back there was a story about a guy who was told to remove some signs attached to gas pumps whose bolts had become rusty. His tool of choice? A blow-torch. What is it with these guys?

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    Oh jeez, that is too funny. No brains, I swear, no brains.

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    Also not good for defrosting frozen water lines. The outcome won't be as spectular but the repair bill might, especially is the seams become undone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funny Face View Post
    Also not good for defrosting frozen water lines. The outcome won't be as spectular but the repair bill might, especially is the seams become undone.
    Oh, I don't know, my dad has been using a blowtorch to thaw water lines at their place since 1975. So far, so good!
    (He leaves the hose hooked up w/ the water on throughout the winter.)

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    Pandora,

    Your dad's using all the right precautions. Stay away from th water lines that maybe insulated. Long time Colorado Mountain resident. Oh the stories I could tell.



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