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WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:15 pm
by jltrent
http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healtht ... spartandhp

A battery technician with the Idaho Power Company was on lunch break when he noticed smoke coming from beneath the center console of his truck. The culprit, he was surprised to learn, was a bottle of water. "I looked over and noticed light was being refracted through a water bottle and starting to catch the seat on fire," said Dioni Amuchastegui in a video shared on the company's Facebook page on July 13.

The evidence shows how dangerous leaving a plastic bottle in one's car on a sunny day can be: two burn marks were left on the seat of Dioni's vehicle.

Firefighters are warning drivers about the hazard, too. In a test conducted by Oklahoma's Midwest City Fire Department, sunlight magnified by a water bottle reached 250 degrees, news channel KFOR reports. "The sunlight will come through, when it's filled with liquid, and act as a magnifying glass as you would with regular optics," said MCFD's David Richardson.

The Scary Reason You Should Never Leave Bottled Water in Your Car
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"It uses the liquid and the clear material to develop a focused beam and sure enough, it can actually cause a fire, a combustion," Richardson explained.

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:28 pm
by Jogeephus
What's the odds of that? And the police don't like you to be safe and have those amber fire-safe bottles in your vehicle. You just can't win it seems.

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:37 pm
by ALACOWMAN
My daughter left a toy mirror in my truck once...mirror glass looked like it was made of tin foil.. Went into a burger joint and ate lunch... Came back out, and the sun had reflected off it,and burned my headliner..a little longer it would have burned the truck...

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:39 pm
by jedstivers
I keep a case of water on the back seat.

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:48 pm
by True Grit Farms
jedstivers wrote:I keep a case of water on the back seat.


If I drove a chevy I would too.

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:01 pm
by jedstivers
True Grit Farms wrote:
jedstivers wrote:I keep a case of water on the back seat.


If I drove a chevy I would too.

I keep it to give to the ford and dodge owners on the side of the road. They get hot pushing those heavy trucks.

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:47 pm
by Nesikep
Fords don't even overheat when towing!
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Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:50 am
by Workinonit Farm
Nesikep wrote:Fords don't even overheat when towing!
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:lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

As for the original post, I've been leaving bottles of water, in my vehicles, for many years. (as I usually have a dog with me). I guess I have been lucky, or maybe its that the bottles are usually on the floor, behind/under the driver's seat where the sun cannot get to them.

It never would have occurred to me, that a bottle of water, in a vehicle, would cause so much refraction as to start a fire. Anything is possible. :)

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:50 pm
by Nesikep
POSSIBLE, yes, many things are possible... are they likely? no.. At these probabilities, I'm sure there are far more effective ways to protect yourself.. like looking both ways before crossing a road an additional time will be far more rewarding

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:06 pm
by ga.prime
The total eclipse of the sun will offer a safe time in which to keep bottled water in your vehicle.

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:35 pm
by Workinonit Farm
ga.prime wrote:The total eclipse of the sun will offer a safe time in which to keep bottled water in your vehicle.


That it will! :cowboy:

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:00 pm
by 1982vett
ga.prime wrote:The total eclipse of the sun will offer a safe time in which to keep bottled water in your vehicle.

.......but you better get appropriate eyewear or blindfold all your cows and pets so they don't go blind from looking at it....... :nod: Yep, I've seen the advisory to keep pets indoors so they don't go blind.

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:15 pm
by Workinonit Farm
1982vett wrote:
ga.prime wrote:The total eclipse of the sun will offer a safe time in which to keep bottled water in your vehicle.

.......but you better get appropriate eyewear or blindfold all your cows and pets so they don't go blind from looking at it....... :nod: Yep, I've seen the advisory to keep pets indoors so they don't go blind.


I've seen those as well.

Sure will make hunting season easier, all the game will have gone blind. Birds will be flying into objects. :lol2:

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:23 pm
by jedstivers
I wonder how in all the previous eclipses all the animals and people in the world haven't gone blind?

Re: WARNING: Do not leave bottle water in you vehicle..........

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:54 pm
by D2Cat
NASA, on their website say you need a #14 shade lens on a welding helmet to be safe. If a welding supply had them, they'd probably 10x the usual price.