Snowflakes....

#1
Call from a mate of mine whose slightly bonkers daughter has just moved a few miles away front us.

"Hi Blogg, Mimsey is really worried. The previous owner has left a gas cylinder in the shed and she is afraid it will blow up in the hot weather. She wants to call the fire service but Tarquin (the husband) say she is being silly but I can't get any sense out of either them other than "it's really big"

" And this involves me how....."

Short answer me going round to take a look. So I do.

Mimsey is literally gibbering. Convinced that they have mini MOAB in the shed ready to render them all brown bread at any second.

Tarquin has the right hump but is so wet he has obeyed her pleadings to keep away.

Cut the rest short, I am now the proud owner of a near full 47Kg Propane Gas bottle.

Christ alive those things are heavy but wasn't letting go of that.
 

Helm

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#2
Call from a mate on mine whose slightly bonkers daughter has just moved a few miles away front us.

"Hi Blogg, Mimsey is really worried. The previous owner has left a gas cylinder in the shed and she is afraid it will blow up in the hot weather. She wants to call the fire service but Tarquin (the husband) say she is being silly but I can't get any sense out of either them other than "it's really big"

" And this involves me how....."

Short answer me going round to take a look. So I do.

Mimsey is literally gibbering. Convinced that they have mini MOAB in the shed ready to render them all brown bread at any second.

Tarquin has the right hump but is so wet he has obeyed her pleadings to keep away.

Cut the rest short, I am now the proud owner of a near full 47Kg Propane Gas bottle.

Christ alive those things are heavy but wasn't letting go of that.
You should have told them it was a WWII jobbie
 
#3
Some people really don't have a effing clue.

When we were digging the founds for the steam turbine house at Ballylumford III, two gibbering belters came into the gaffers office, saying they'd partly dug up a WW2 German bomb. The gaffer, an Italian wasn't too sure what they were on about.

So the Health & Safety guy and I wandered up for a look. A metal milk churn. A big bugger admittedly, but a milk churn nonetheless.

We were also pretty confident that the Luftwaffe hadn't been bombing empty fields in Islandmagee.
 
#4
She must therefore believe that designers & manufacturers of gas cylinders are not aware of the existence of hot weather.
And some poor bugger married this woman?
 

seaweed

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#7
You should have told them it was a WWII jobbie
Correct response is 'Himmel! Ist ein milch-churn*!'


* pocket English-Kraut dic only has milch-cow.
 

goodoldboy

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#9
Call from a mate of mine whose slightly bonkers daughter has just moved a few miles away front us.

"Hi Blogg, Mimsey is really worried. The previous owner has left a gas cylinder in the shed and she is afraid it will blow up in the hot weather. She wants to call the fire service but Tarquin (the husband) say she is being silly but I can't get any sense out of either them other than "it's really big"

" And this involves me how....."

Short answer me going round to take a look. So I do.

Mimsey is literally gibbering. Convinced that they have mini MOAB in the shed ready to render them all brown bread at any second.

Tarquin has the right hump but is so wet he has obeyed her pleadings to keep away.

Cut the rest short, I am now the proud owner of a near full 47Kg Propane Gas bottle.

Christ alive those things are heavy but wasn't letting go of that.

Shame you're not a Pikey, mate....
 
#11
She must therefore believe that designers & manufacturers of gas cylinders are not aware of the existence of hot weather.
And some poor bugger married this woman?
FFS, I have a 13kg one on the boat. Admittedly, great pains have been taken to ensure it's fitted in compliance with the Boat Safety regs, but it's not blown my ship asunder yet.
 
#13
Call from a mate of mine whose slightly bonkers daughter has just moved a few miles away front us.

"Hi Blogg, Mimsey is really worried. The previous owner has left a gas cylinder in the shed and she is afraid it will blow up in the hot weather. She wants to call the fire service but Tarquin (the husband) say she is being silly but I can't get any sense out of either them other than "it's really big"

" And this involves me how....."

Short answer me going round to take a look. So I do.

Mimsey is literally gibbering. Convinced that they have mini MOAB in the shed ready to render them all brown bread at any second.

Tarquin has the right hump but is so wet he has obeyed her pleadings to keep away.

Cut the rest short, I am now the proud owner of a near full 47Kg Propane Gas bottle.

Christ alive those things are heavy but wasn't letting go of that.
Missed a trick there my friend... you should have decreed that the danger from said 'bomb' was so great that it needed immediate specialist removal but not to worry as luckily, you know just such a specialist that would do the job quickly and safely with no red tape or neighbourhood evacuations for only £200.

Quick call to a mate, he safely removes the 'imminent danger' to your abode, you get £150, he gets £50 and everybody ends up relieved and/or happy.
 
#14
Missed a trick there my friend... you should have decreed that the danger from said 'bomb' was so great that it needed immediate specialist removal but not to worry as luckily, you know just such a specialist that would do the job quickly and safely with no red tape or neighbourhood evacuations for only £200.

Quick call to a mate, he safely removes the 'imminent danger' to your abode, you get £150, he gets £50 and everybody ends up relieved and/or happy.
If he'd be on the ball, he could have told them their sofa was filled with noxious foam, the TV was a radiation risk, and the microwave causes illness in badgers.
he could be quids in!
 
#19
Some people really don't have a effing clue.

When we were digging the founds for the steam turbine house at Ballylumford III, two gibbering belters came into the gaffers office, saying they'd partly dug up a WW2 German bomb. The gaffer, an Italian wasn't too sure what they were on about.

So the Health & Safety guy and I wandered up for a look. A metal milk churn. A big bugger admittedly, but a milk churn nonetheless.

We were also pretty confident that the Luftwaffe hadn't been bombing empty fields in Islandmagee.
Quite possible actually, they did on my Grandad's farm at Moorfields, on the Ballymena to Larne Road, so not far away
 
#20
Yep. Already run it off Propane so got the right Regulator, will just need a couple of metres of gas hose as the damn thing is much higher.
The Emperor's Barbecue Guide for Beginners suggests that:
  1. The tall propane cylinders should be laid on their sides near the barbecue so the gas doesn't have to struggle all the way to the top only to come all the way down again to the barbecue.
  2. On a hot day or at a 'posh' barbecue event, the horizontal cylinder should be concealed from direct sunlight and/or view under the picnic table.
  3. If your gas pigtail is too short, cut it in the middle and jubilee clip a suitable length of garden hose two the cut ends.
  4. If a propane regulator is not available it is perfectly acceptable to connect the barbecue directly to the cylinder using any suitable tape or silicone to make a gas tight joint.
  5. It is always better when handling propane and propane fuelled barbecues if the 'chef de pissup' is incoherently drunk.
It probably worth buying a copy of His Emperorship's very helpful book.
 

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