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Hello im new here, but have a question.
I see several shops around the are with homemade wood burning heat systems, does any one worry about the gasoline fumes from cars or motorcycles inside the building with a fire burning? my shop is 30x60 there are several earlier vehicles, and even a lawn mower or two. keep in mind some vehicle do not have evap systems on them, particularly a couple motorcycles and my old truck

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To my knowledge, yes, there's a small danger, and your building code is likely to forbid it.

Your code enforcement official will be able to tell you for certain.
 
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Tom Tom : Yes it does happen, ask any old firefighter and they will share an array of stories 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hand swapped around over and over again at the station.

Strangely the most common result is most of the windows get blown out of the garage and there is usually very little burning fire directly after the ''Boom".

A more common occurrence is the presence of a Nat Gas or Propane Fired Water Heater with a standing pilot. Because the Garage is not Heated with a Wood Stove the

Cold, Dense, Heavier-than-air, gasoline fumes settle onto the floor and eventually find the pilot light; in worse case scenarios garages have collapsed and houses were

knocked off of their foundations, In these cases the potential lack of an immediate fire is not much of a plus !

For the Good of the Crafts ! Big AL
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