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I can smell burning..

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ieatlions, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. ieatlions

    ieatlions Tele-Holic

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    So I’m speaking to my mate on the phone this afternoon. Reminiscing about gigging, festivals and getting drunk. I have to cut him short because I says

    “I can smell something burning butt!”

    Well, I weren’t wrong..

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    My neighbour’s kitchen caught on fire!
    Proper job of it too.

    Stay safe people.
     
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    Indeed. ! Hope your neighbor and your place are okay. (I had read a bit about chip pan fires in the UK once... that would be a bad day.)
     
  3. ieatlions

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    It was indeed a chip pan fire. She’s elderly. Her and her sister have been living together over Xmas. (Younger ppl don’t use chip pans, but when I was a kid it was a common site in ppl’s houses.)

    She’d put a pie in the oven but turned on a hob instead of the oven. Which in turn heated up the oil in the chip pan.

    You know what I’m gonna say next.. it caught on fire and yep, she panicked and threw water on it! Boom.

    When I went outside Her 89 year old sister was out on the door step coughing, pointing inside. I went into the house and my neighbour was trying in vain to put the fire out!!

    Absolutely bonkers. Couldn’t see a thing! Luckily they were ok. No damage to my property thanks to Victorian brick walls.
     
  4. ieatlions

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    The fire service treated them in my house. They had been outside but it was minus 2 and snowing this afternoon. They were naturally shaken and in Desperate need of oxygen.

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    (purposely not showing their faces)

    My neighbour singed all her hair the poor bugger! That’s how dicey it was. I took them to her sisters to stay once the paramedics had examined them.

    Real close one today. I’m currently having a stiff drink.
     
  5. ArcticWhite

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    When I was a kid, my mom made the unwise decision to broil some bacon on a baking sheet pan.
    Sure enough, the grease rendered out and began smoking heavily . She pulled it out of the oven (dumb) and put it on the stove top. Whereupon it burst into flames.
    Mom had put our little fire extinguisher in the cabinet, directly over the stove, so my dad burned his hands try to reach it.
    We soaked a bunch of bath towels and smothered the fire under a stack of them.

    50 years later, and I always keep a fire extinguisher on my kitchen counter, as do both of my brothers.

    (I'm aware that most fire extinguishers do not work on chip pans - deep vats of burning oil.)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_pan
     
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    Ok. What a day, huh? Glad it didn't spread and the ladies are ok, less the singed hair. So what is"burning butt," and what's a hob? And what's a chip pan? I'm not trying to take the micky out on you. I'm just curious.
     
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    I’m glad all are basically ok.
     
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  8. ieatlions

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    Butt is welsh slang for mate, dude, buddy, pal.

    “You alright butt?”

    A chip pan is a pan filled with oil that’s used to cook chips. What you would call fries, except chips are thicker cut than fries. If that makes sense.

    Here’s a photo of a chip pan on a hob that’s in fact on fire..
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    You had me wanting to check the gauge on my air pack. Used to be a fireman.

    Bob
     
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    you gotta get a deep dutch oven if you're going to fry, people. Chip pan? that just about says it all. when i think of a pan, i think of a 2" high aluminum pie pan. I'm sure it's more substantial than that, but please, think about your safety and get some proper cookware. if you are going to fry, you want something that won't tip over unless you harness your automobile to it
     
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    Water on a chip pan fire

     
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    That's all good to know. I would probably have otherwise punched someone who called me "butt."
     
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    Read.
    Learn.
     
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    Or an air fryer
     
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    This is possibly the most Welsh-sounding thing I've ever read. :)
     
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    Would you have a picture of a chip pan?
     
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    Never mind I've got it now.
     
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    You can’t beat the taste of home made chips, cooked in a chip pan! Not for the health conscious mind :lol:
     
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    Glad everyone’s Safe. The kitchen will mend!
     
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    The Fire patrol folks were doing their paperwork “after” the fire was out I hope. Not sure how Brits prioritize their emergency services.
     
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