FBI Investigates 'Suspicious Incident' in Virginia

Nanook373/24/2010 12:00:50 pm PDT

re: #24 Spare O’Lake

re: #24 Spare O’Lake

Not to minimize this act of apparent vandalism and intimidation, but assuming the propane line was cut outdoors between the propane tank and a BBQ or the house, could this have resulted in an explosion?

It potentially could - some talks have valve that closes when the line is damaged (they shut if the rate of flow becomes too great) but without this type of valve gas could migrate along the line and into the house and it concentration reached the lower explosive limit it could cause a house to explode.