Dilemma

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Dilemma

Postby Rolly » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:44 pm

I have a dilemma. I found a Bernzomatic propane heater at a yard sale last weekend, a little rust on the grill but otherwise it just needs a good cleaning. Inside it has two old, empty Bernzomatic propane cylinders with pictures of the heater on the label. Some internet research on model TX900A reveals they had a defective burner and caused many deaths from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. They have been recalled and there is a bounty to return it. there about 4,000 of 40,000 still out there. If you have one don't use it. Do I keep it for a display only or take the bounty?
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Re: Dilemma

Postby doug hodder » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:35 am

You could pick up a Coleman 501 and with this Bernzomatic you have, you could start a hazardous gas pressure collection. I'd get the dough on it, if not, I'll bet years down the road you'll just pitch it out. Doug
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Re: Dilemma

Postby Junkboy999 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:55 pm

Looks like the bounty is $250 what did you pay for it? I would not use it at all. But if you want to keep it for a collection you should make it so it can never be used. You now posted in a open forum that you have it and know of the danger. I definitely would not sale it to another person or some sue happy beatnick might go after you. your call.
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Re: Dilemma

Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:02 am

Take the money! If there is ever a bounty on 501's I will take mine in. Especially if the bounty is 250 bucks. That is a great return.
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Re: Dilemma

Postby logman7777 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:55 am

Take the bounty and run! :thumbsup:
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Re: Dilemma

Postby Rolly » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:30 pm

Sell? Throw out? What do these words mean? I am pretty sure my widow will have a 30 yd dumpster in the driveway before the undertaker gets my coffin in the ground. I just hope she doesn't combine shipping. The Bernz o matic heater is in a brown truck on its way to New York and destruction. The letter said they will even pay for shipping. When I get the bounty I am going to spend some if not all of it on Newell Rubbermaid products, it only seems fair. I am sure they make many things that I need/want.

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Re: Dilemma

Postby logman7777 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:28 pm

Rolly wrote:Sell? Throw out? What do these words mean? I am pretty sure my widow will have a 30 yd dumpster in the driveway before the undertaker gets my coffin in the ground. I just hope she doesn't combine shipping. The Bernz o matic heater is in a brown truck on its way to New York and destruction. The letter said they will even pay for shipping. When I get the bounty I am going to spend some if not all of it on Newell Rubbermaid products, it only seems fair. I am sure they make many things that I need/want.

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YEAH! Bounty means Booty for what you really want! Im contemplating a dumpster for the less than clingy things for my escape from NJ (no worries..no Coleman will be disposed of) but 1 4x8 trailer of needful things will make the trip to seed my usefulness further West.. :D
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Re: Dilemma

Postby Rolly » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:26 pm

Today in the mail I received my bounty check from Newell Rubbermaid. Yay. Part of the bounty went for a couple of Hilmor 9in1 screwdrivers. http://hilmor.com/products/9-in-1-multi-tool

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Re: Dilemma

Postby Shadow Catcher » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:40 pm

My feelings, OK if you don't sell it and you have a fatal heart attack and some poor soul buys it at your estate auction and decides to try it and joins you in the after life. :thumbdown:
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Re: Dilemma

Postby Wolffarmer » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:44 pm

Nice screw driver. Things like that are so nice for the emergency tool kit.
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