So I am curious

07 Jul 2012 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 21

  1. Sunny Wu 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    I know there has been incidents where people drove off with the nozzle still in their car. LOL

  2. Leon Mathew 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    Drive off with it while the nozzle is still in the car..

  3. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    yes – I have seen someone lay it on the ground….

    But really people…. are we this in need of supervision…..

    Clearly there is a root to issues in our society deeper than what we might first think….

  4. Christopher Woo 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    It happens more often than you think and is extremely dangerous. At minimum you will ripped the nozzle off the pump and probably seriously damage your intake valve.

  5. Keith Shoemaker 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    Had a friend leave in car and drive off before.  Walked back in the store and handed the guy behind the counter the nozzle after it was ripped off gas pump.

  6. Bill Hardman 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    I know where I would like to put that nozzle……..and you people know who you are.  lol

  7. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Christopher Woo This is mainly caused by people who get back in their car after starting to fuel… then starting a call or texting and then they space and drive away…. getting in and out of your vehicle can also cause static build up that can in very rare instances cause fires at the pump from the discharge to fumes that are not being recovered properly…. Mythbusters proved that …

    I think in general we should remove all devices from cars and increase the speeds on the roads like Europe.. then we can concentrate on driving…. and getting fuel….

    Thou I say that like it would be easy.. we would also need to increase our testing for drivers licenses and make it much more difficult to be given the privilege to drive..

  8. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Keith Shoemaker Its a very expensive oops also… those are not cheap.. but they are made now to break away and shut off the flow of fuel…

  9. Christopher Woo 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki in 100% agreement with all the above. I can also say that we have a long way to go before we change how Americans drive. So many of the problems are symptoms of our commuter culture that (largely) eschews mass transit because owning your own car (like owning your own home) is a fundamental aspect of the "American Dream." How many would refuse to give up their car to ride a bus/train/subway to work everyday just because they perceive it to be beneath them?

  10. Sunny Wu 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    I bet this is fairly common with people who live in Oregan when they visit other states. LOL

  11. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Sunny Wu thats a great point since your not allowed to pump your own gas there…. or New Jersey I believe….

    Ignorance of the nozzle is not an excuse not to learn thou… 🙂

  12. Christopher Woo 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    My car puts on the engine light and sounds an alarm if my gas tank valve isn't secured. Most modern cars do this, if I'm not mistaken. That's not to say a distracted individual couldn't miss these warnings. 🙂

  13. Kevin Gault 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    I'm hoping that hydrogen fuel becomes a norm sometime soon. At least then spilled liquid hydrogen just goes back into the atmosphere. Although I'd bet the nozzles would 10x more expensive than gas ones.
    Until the dense keep their phones in their pockets when fueling and pay attention well…Darwin's Law will go into effect one day.

  14. Sunny Wu 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    Wouldn't hydrogen be even more dangerous? Any little spark can turn it into a bomb. 

  15. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Sunny Wu I would think it would be much more of a problem with safety than natural gas… which is actually pretty safe under pressure….

    I think all cars should have nuclear reactors….

  16. David Amerland 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    Then there was the time when … oh, yeah, let's not talk about that.

  17. Kevin Gault 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Sunny Wu Actually hydrogen fuel is much safer. Most think of the Hindenburg, but that was a different form of the gas. In liquid state hydrogen is harmless. But the gases used for fueling are much more condensed. Once it hit the air it would disperse super quick being lighter than the air we breathe.

    http://www.fuelcells.org/fuel-cells-and-hydrogen/hydrogen-basics/

  18. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Kevin Gault I vote for the same type as Hidenburg… it would make fueling so much more interesting….

  19. Kevin Gault 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki And teach people to be responsible not only in fueling but driving too.

  20. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    Yep – you mess up you blow up is what the pump would read…

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