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Something banged on the side of my house last night

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Something banged on the side of my house last night

At about 1215 last night my wife and I were woken up by a deep sounding pound on the side of the house. It sounded like it was right outside our bedroom and it was strong enough to rattle some stuff on the walls. I instantly jumped out of bed and checked outside the window; my wife went and checked on the kids. Everything seemed fine. I go outside expecting to see something like a beer bottle or brick or something beside the house but there was nothing. There were a lot of cops and fire trucks nearby and i I wondered if it was related. After everything settled down, I lay in bed trying to figure out what that could have been. It was a deep sound not like somebody banging on the side of the house or throwing something at it. Anyways, I chalked it up to the zombie apocalypse and went to bed.

The next morning I see this headline: Generator causes van to explode

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A damn generator inside of van blew up 2 blocks down from me. Apparently it exploded with enough force the shockwave shook the house. My wife and I had a nice chuckle at this. We remarked on how ridiculous we must have looked running around the house with her Kahr and my XD in hand.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
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Something banged on the side of my house last night

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Note to self: perform generator tune up, pronto!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:02 AM   #4
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I was working with my father in law in his garage one day, and it sounded like a basketball hit the overhead door hard. I looked outside and it was quiet.

Only later did I learn that some guy did something stupid which resulted in his house blowing up...

...16 miles away.
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That's interesting. What causes a generator to explode? I'd like to know. Actually, I'd like to see Mythbusters recreate it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
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I was working with my father in law in his garage one day, and it sounded like a basketball hit the overhead door hard. I looked outside and it was quiet.

Only later did I learn that some guy did something stupid which resulted in his house blowing up...

...16 miles away.
ummm, like a meth lab?
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #7
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ummm, like a meth lab?
Probably boneheads new house
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #8
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Re: Something banged on the side of my house last night

Lol..yall cleared the house mr.and mrs.smith style to find out it was a boom from a truck....lol..at least u were prepared
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A couple years back on Veterans Day my town decided they were going to show respect by setting off a volley of those big percussion fireworks at 7am while I was getting ready for work. It literally sounded like someone was dropping bowling balls in the attic, scared the living daylights out of me. I had the 1911 locked and loaded in my hands in about 5 seconds.
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We once had a 100 gallon propane blow at a scrap yard a mile from our house. Sounded like a truck drove into the living room. Remnants of the tank were found three miles away.
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