Saturday, November 24, 2012

fracking, dripping faucets, and pilot lights

we've all seen those videos where people light on fire the water coming from their kitchen faucet ... blamed on fracking ... well, now we are seeing homes blow-up in the midwest ... and i am wondering  ... are they dripping their faucets? do they have a gas appliance with a pilot light? ... and could the same fumes (methane) which are combustible in those videos accumulate in a home with a dripping faucet?


Methane:
  • the main component of natural gas
  • at room temperature and standard pressure, methane is a colorless, odorless gas.
  • methane is not toxic; however, it is extremely flammable and may form explosive mixtures with air.
  • as a gas it is flammable only over a narrow range of concentrations (5–15%) in air.
  • methane gas explosions are responsible for many deadly mining disasters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane

CAN YOU DO THIS WITH YOUR TAP WATER?
http://youtu.be/U01EK76Sy4A