Monday, April 20, 2015

Couple Builds Mobile Tiny House for $2k | #TinyHouseTalk

Teardrop Trailer or Canned Ham Tiny House?
6 x 12 Cargo Trailer Camper/bug out/suite build – By B. Winger | Tiny House Talk

Follow up to our TearDrop Stealth Trailer post:

Couple Build Stealth Tiny House for $2k in 5 Weeks

JUNE 20, 2014

At first we wanted a vintage canned ham trailer, but most needed too much rebuilding, then we thought about building a teardrop, but after seeing cargo trailer conversions we were sold!
We started out with a 6X 12’ cargo trailer that we bought for $1200, brought it home took out the thin plywood it had on the interior, and started from there.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Electrical Fire Explosion under Street sends Manhole cover Rocketing into the Air - Buffalo NY | WGRZ

Electrical Fire and Explosion under street sends ‪#‎ManholeCover‬ rocketing into the Air - Buffalo NY

An underground electrical fire on Tupper Street caused a series of explosions Sunday afternoon.
(Photo: WGRZ)

Unexplained cause - Probe Continues


BUFFALO, NY – National Grid Corp. hopes to learn within a few days what sparked a fire involving some underground electrical cables, which resulted in an explosion that sent a manhole cover soaring several stories in the air in downtown Buffalo on Sunday.
"They pulled all the bad cable out and it will be sent off to a lab for testing and examination," said National Grid Spokesperson Steve Brady."However, sometimes it is burned up so badly that they are not able to completely tell. But it's going to take at least a couple of days to determine before we have an answer."
Common causes generally include aged cables, excessive salt and water from a harsh winter, which can get in and deteriorate them, or even rats chewing on them, according to National Grid.
According to Brady, it is common for there to be a rapid buildup of heat and gas during a fire in an underground conduit, which is after all a confined space.
On somewhat rare occasions, there can be an explosion with enough force to move a heavy manhole cover.
Extremely rare, he says, is when a cover is sent rocketing into the air.
."In most cases what will happen when a cover comes off is it will essentially pop but maybe move a couple of inches or a couple of feet….the one we witnessed (Sunday) is, fortunately, exceedingly rare."

WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo Photojournalist Dave Harrington captured the loud explosion and rocketing manhole cover on video.
Check out the Graphics displayed:"Under Control" - Right.#‎WGRZ‬

(Amazing Video via WGRZ)
‪#‎ElectricalFire‬ ‪#‎Buffalo‬ ‪#‎ExplodingManhole‬

Probe Continues Into Explosion That Sent Buffalo Manhole Soaring