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Old 01-21-2005, 10:22 PM
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Here are some pics of the fire damage.
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Old 01-21-2005, 10:29 PM
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I hope no one was injured during the fire.

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Old 01-21-2005, 10:35 PM
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OMG that is truly awful I am glad everyone is OK.

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Old 01-21-2005, 10:43 PM
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Sorry to here about your loss. I have been following your thread daily with great interest. Thank goodness everyone got out, lives are irreplaceable.
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Old 01-21-2005, 11:32 PM
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I guess it was all insured? No loss then, Buy another
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Wtf??? How Did That Happen? What Started It? Thats Sucks A Mean One. Hope No One Was Hurt.
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Old 01-22-2005, 08:31 AM
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oh man , that is heart breaking
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That wasn't the boat Dan and Mark were going to race was it?
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Old 01-22-2005, 08:47 AM
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We believe the fire started from the chop gun bleeding some raw resin onto the floor when the last layer of glass was started, then after we were done the pressure was bled off the catalyst pump into a bucket that was close to the raw resin and a little over spray started a chemical reaction that started the fire. Human error! Catalyst (MEKP) is very volatile and will react with a wide variety of materials, unfortunately normal procedures were not followed.

I was on the fire with dry chemicals within 15 seconds but, it was to late. We had automatic dry chemical extinguishers that helped to control the fire but, ultimately the Fire Department put it out. The Fire Department was there in ten minutes or less and did a spectacular job saving the rest of the building. I owe them big time.
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No loss! how about broken heart, a lot of swet and now tears!
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