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    House Fire When Gap Filling Pine Floorboards

    I heard a storey the other day that happened around my area that completely shocked me. There was a couple on young lads that were sanding a pine floor and gap filling the joints in the floorboards with Lecol filler. They didn't know that the house had a low burning boiler in a downstairs cupboard. When they were filling the gaps in with the Lecol epoxy resin (my favourite epoxy resin), they saw a line of fire running down a couple of the joints they had just filled and before they knew it the line of fire travelled to the low boiling burner and apparently it blew up!!!

    This storey was from a reliable source, but I do still question it a bit. I do know it is flammable, but this sounds a bit worrying. I thought I'd share to to warn people about gap filling with Lecol epoxy resin filler, or probably any other epoxy filler.

    The worst part of the storey was is that is was a cash job, so there was no insurance or public liability insurance to cover the damage that was caused from the fire and maybe explosion. This is why a customer seeking floor sanding and restoration should always select a professional floor sanding company that have all the correct insurances and qualifications.

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    It doesn't matter how good [or bad] you are at floor sanding, no-one can see through floorboards to whats underneath, how could you know ?? I'd have to say thats pretty unlucky...

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    Yes I'd say that is really unlucky too, but using a professional floor sanding company that have the correct insurance for the job would have resulted in the home owner being able to claim from the companies insurance rather than his own, but he chose a couple of lads to do the job who didn't have insurance i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM Flooring View Post
    Yes I'd say that is really unlucky too, but using a professional floor sanding company that have the correct insurance for the job would have resulted in the home owner being able to claim from the companies insurance rather than his own, but he chose a couple of lads to do the job who didn't have insurance i think.
    You are quite right Arron, probably chose the 2 uninsured lads cos they were 50.00 cheaper than a proper Floor sanding company who are fully insured, when you go cheap this kind of thing can happen...
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