Something banged on the side of my house last night

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  1. Mar 20, 2013 #1
    Ocean82

    Ocean82 XDTalk 5K Member

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    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

    WAVY.com

    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.
     
  2. Mar 20, 2013 #2
    AKC

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    Damn!
     
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    silvabaQ

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    Note to self: perform generator tune up, pronto!
     
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    Fixxer

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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.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2013 #5
    Krackels

    Krackels XDTalk 25K Member Founding Member

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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.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2013 #6
    N.E. Tx.XD

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    ummm, like a meth lab? :confused:
     
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    azfist

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    Probably boneheads new house :p
     
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    So.Chi.Gunny

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    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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    JBubbs

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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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    blackspike2710

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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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