Paradise Grills Recalls Outdoor Kitchens Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

This is a product recall that is about one-year old.  But it carries a larger message: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/Paradise-Grills-Recalls-Outdoor-Kitchens-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery The message is that any cabinet or enclosure housing a propane or natural-gas grill, and which does not have proper ventilation, is a real safety concern.  Here is what the Paradise Grills recall says: Hazard: Liquid propane (LP) gas can accumulate inside the …

Natural Gas Explosion in Plano Home Causes Devastation

By JohnGas Explosions

We have blogged several times in recent years about the need to have flammable gas detectors in any home receiving natural gas or propane gas service. Natural gas, due to various reasons, can leak into homes, reach explosive levels, ignite due to something as innocuous as turning on a light, violently explode, and cause devastation.   The use of flammable …

Top 10 Best Explosive Gas Detectors in 2020

By JohnGas Explosions

We’ve recently blogged about how anyone using any form of flammable gas in their home (natural gas or LP gas/propane gas) ought to also install flammable gas detectors.  Here is an August 19, 2020 article containing a “Top 10” list of best flammable gas detectors. Of course, this “Top 10” list represents just one man’s opinion.  Our advice is to …

Triangle Tube Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Hazard; One Death Reported

We recently blogged about hazards associated with carbon monoxide. It is a very dangerous substance that can kill and injure.  This blog post concerns a recently recalled Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence Condensing Gas Boiler products (distributed in the U.S. from November 2011 to July 2020) whose design can allow flue gas (containing dangerous levels carbon monoxide) to escape inside a …

Gas Leaks and Explosions In Texas Homes Present Real Dangers

By JohnGas Explosions

This story out of the Austin area is an example of how undetected gas leaks in a home can cause real devastation. Sometimes gas leaks are due to forces beyond the control of man.  However, in many other instances, a gas appliance seller or gas suppler — LP gas (propane) or natural gas – has acted negligently by improperly installing …