Had a Close Call Yesterday.

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Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by racingfreak1999 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:12 am

As the title states, I had quite a scare yesterday. I was watching the race in my room waiting for the final restart when all of the sudden, my dad screams "get the fire extinguisher!" Apparently, when he unplugged the air conditioner in my brother's room, sparks shot out of the socket. When he felt the wall and saw smoke come out of it where the air conditioner was placed, he realized the inside of the wall was on fire. I then sprinted downstairs to the basement to shut off the power upstairs as my dad busts open the wall to extinguish as much as he could. We then called 911 and got my brother and sister out of the house as me and my dad tried to do what we could until the fire dept. got there. When they did, me and my dad then got out of the house and sat in the freezing cold as they tore open more of the wall to put out the rest of the fire. They said if we just waited for them to come and did noting, the whole house would have when up. We think that when he uplugged the air conditioner, something broke. The house is about 50 years old and when we moved in 5 months ago, they said all the electric was up to code. They are going to have a electrition over in the next couple of days. Thankfully, we are insured and everyone's alright.
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Re: Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by Chives2112 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:02 am

Geez, man. Glad you guys are all right.
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Re: Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by conrail1990 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:55 am

Thats scary crap man, glad your alright. So how much damage was done physical & $ wise.
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Re: Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by tommykl on Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:59 am

Now I know that when I eventually buy a house, I shouldn't just take the owner's word for it when he says there are absolutely no problems safety-wise.
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Post by day500champ1 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:55 am

This is why you never take someone's word. Always check it out. Glad to here you and your family are ok.
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Re: Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by racingfreak1999 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:31 pm

conrail1990 wrote:Thats scary crap man, glad your alright. So how much damage was done physical & $ wise.
Well, the wall torn up form the floor to the ceiling. The owner said the insurance will pay to have the wall fixed.
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Re: Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by bartman97 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:21 pm

racingfreak1999 wrote:
conrail1990 wrote:Thats scary crap man, glad your alright. So how much damage was done physical & $ wise.
Well, the wall torn up form the floor to the ceiling. The owner said the insurance will pay to have the wall fixed.

Lucky you had insurance.
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Re: Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by Sparkz47 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:45 pm

Wow, that's scary. Good job shutting off the power, that was quick thinking. Glad you're alright.

Sucks that you missed the restart, though. It was a hell of a finish.
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Re: Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by racingfreak1999 on Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:18 am

Thank for the concern everyone. It means a lot.
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Re: Had a Close Call Yesterday.

Post by gwoodard41 on Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:50 am

Glad you're alright, good thing it happened when you were all awake and not during the middle of the night, and how it was handled was very well done.

Insurance is a good thing to have, very good to have.
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