[Homestead] Gas explosions
genegerue at ruralize.com
Thu Jan 15 08:02:48 EST 2009
On Jan 14, 2009, at 3:24 PM, Lynda wrote:
> The spark isn't under water. The sparks are at the pressure switch
> definately is NOT under water!
Quite right. I was sidetracked by the misleading reporting that the
well exploded and was envisioning a broken wire at the pump but that
is problemmatical because it is under water. It was not the well, it
was the well house (pit) that exploded, thus using up all the gas from
the traveling bubble. No gas was found in the water because it was all
burned. For now.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gene GeRue" <genegerue at ruralize.com>
>> Pure speculation: a bubble of natural gas worked its way through the
>> karst acquifer, got into her well, the pump sparked and away it blew.
>> The puzzle is the oxygen source. Hm, h2O. Nah, the gas would have
>> risen through her well water to the air space above. Bingo and boom.
>> Nah, the spark would be under water. How to make the connection? Low
>> water table? The timing of gas and oxygen being in immediate
>> is the issue.
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