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Warning about the heat Thu, 07/5/12 5:32 PM (permalink)
As we are all painfully aware, it is ridiculously hot in the majority of the US right now. I learned a valuable lesson today that had never occurred to me, since it never gets this hot here, and certainly not for this many consecutive days.

In our garage, we have a shelf where we keep Fix-a-Flat, oil, windshield washer fluid, de-icer, etc. Yesterday one of the cans of Fix-a-Flat apparently blew up. Remember stomping on ketchup packets in high school? Same thing, but with way more stuff. The bottom of the can is roughly 15 feet from the main part, and the tube is about six feet the other direction. The splatter zone covers the entire front of the car below the windshield, as well as roughly a 4x8-foot spot on the garage floor.

If you normally store things like that in your garage, now might be a darn fine time to move them to a cooler location. The mess is bad enough to have to clean up, but there is a very real fire danger there as well.
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