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    Last edited by Mechanic688; 11-11-2014 at 02:01 PM. Reason: added link


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    Nope, can't say I fell sorry. If these people are going to go into a building and purpously swipe copper(or anything else for that matter) without permission then they get whatever comes to em. It's the way the world works.

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    What pisses me off the most about this is they are referring to him as a scrapper. Nothing more than a common thief. When a teacher gets caught with a student, they don't say..." well those teachers are at it again," they talk about the person. Modern media....?????.....@#$%. Have a great day guys. Mike

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    Arson investigators say a scrapper attempting to lift copper pipes from an abandoned property caused an explosion which ignited flames that then quickly spread to nearby residences.
    You are correct, not a real scrapper.
    But how did it ignite the flames, if their flames then their already ignited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    You are correct, not a real scrapper.
    But how did it ignite the flames, if their flames then their already ignited.
    Sounds like the person might have attempted to debraze/desweat the pipe and if they were gas lines... well there ya go. Flame + gas = boom.

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    ....Or he cut a gas line with a lit cigarette in his mouth!
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    Perhaps he took a break to light up his rock pipe. Mike
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    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Cutting with a sawsall maybe made a spark. And I agree the story should have stated that a thief broke into a building and was stealing pipe.

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    I can't wait until post apocalyptic times when every city is like this. I'll be driving a vehicle with a flamethrower on it, wearing all leather, welcome to the thunderdome!
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    Bad news in Detroit

    the term scrapper to many is a negative image. its the reason I never call myself a scrapper. there are no yards that I can think of in the mid Michigan area that call themselves scrap yards. they are all recycling centers or such and such iron and metal.
    recycling centers give the people a warm fuzzy feeling that they are saving the world


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