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Re: Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2021, 09:35:48 PM »
Let me know if you need some Tom. This is my pile at the moment.




Actually, I take that back, that is about half the pile right now.  Barge don't know it but he has competition.   :D
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Re: Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2021, 10:05:11 PM »
Don't be mad Lynn, I envy you being able to cut, split, and stack enough firewood for the season in a single day and still have time to mow the lawn after.
I resemble that statement because I have not mowed my lawn since Wednesday, yes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.   :D
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Re: Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2021, 10:41:20 PM »
Let me know if you need some Tom. This is my pile at the moment.

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Actually, I take that back, that is about half the pile right now.  Barge don't know it but he has competition.   :D
Yeah, @BargeMonkey should be looking over his shoulder because he would need to run his processor for well over an hour to catch up with that pile. Yes, I envy you for your pile and I am ashamed that I don't have my wood done yet. It throws me off in every respect. Things just ain't right and it bothers me a lot. I have an out of course, but that means asking for help which I rarely do even if we could solve the problem in a day. Firewood is hard earned money for them what sell it, but it's a lot more important for those what really need it to keep moving on.
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Re: Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2021, 05:31:58 AM »
I keep a good sized one here at the house and a smaller one as well. I've used the bigger one before on a flu fire in the old farm house. Sprayed'er in the furnace and she sucked 'er right up the flu, fire gone.

When I get the shop up, one will be out there to before any fire is built in the stove. :)
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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2021, 05:49:26 AM »
I've got 18 cord here not far from the stove, but I can probably add 4 or 5 more when the shop is up. I don't mind since the woods needs thinned out and it's cheap. ;D Did I say I like wood fire? As the neighbor would say about her barrel full of gasoline in the back, 'got it, might as well burn it'. :D
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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2021, 01:28:15 PM »
Speaking of dry chem, here's a neat little trick. Blasting a dry chem extinguisher into a working chimney fire is not easy and can, in itself, be hazardous. But if you talk nice to your fire equipment supplier you may just be able to get some of the dry chem itself. You put a pound or two in a brown paper bag (a 'sack' if you are west of the Mississippi) and just tape the top shut. When you have a working chimney fire, just jump up on the roof and drop it down the chimney. The fire will burn off that bag right quick and the dry chem will go to work. I always liked keeping some of these chimney bombs on the truck, it can reduce the level of excitement pretty quick in the right conditions.
We do pretty much the same here Tom and been quite successful at that but we use a 1 gallon ziplock bag that just melts and the powder gets dispersed. We store the bags along with an old rectangular truck mirror for looking up the chimney through the clean out (if there is one) in a galvanized salvage tub just in case they get torn so we dont have dry chem powder all over the compartment.

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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2021, 01:35:48 PM »
We used to carry plastic bags of dry chem.  Mostly now, we just put a fan in the front door and open up the stove or fireplace.  Shoot dry chem into the stove until dry chem comes out the chimney.
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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2021, 01:50:58 PM »
We used to carry plastic bags of dry chem.  Mostly now, we just put a fan in the front door and open up the stove or fireplace.  Shoot dry chem into the stove until dry chem comes out the chimney.
We have done that as well Bill. We try to avoid water on a block or clay flue unless we have extension into the structure due to the potential for cracking the flue but sometime you have no choice. Much prefer the dry chem option.

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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2021, 05:37:05 PM »
My dad owned a fire extinguisher service and repair business when I was growing up. I spent many days of my childhood hanging around his shop and helping.  And going on service calls to the shipyards and businesses. I can also recall looking at extinguishers around town to see if Dads signature was on the card. 

Anyway, He would discharge old extinguishers,  sandblast, repaint, recharge, etc. My job was to sift the river sand that was dumped on the parking lot so his sandblaster wouldnt get clogged. 😂

If I think about it just right, I can still smell that dry chemical 40 years later. 
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« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2021, 09:32:44 PM »
Just the other day at the firehouse someone brought an expired dry chem extinguisher to the firehouse and asked if we could dispose of it for them.  I put it in my truck and it will now be my expired extinguisher for use around the place.
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Re: Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2021, 09:44:59 PM »
Last time I was up at the fire training center we had about 300 of them in various shapes, sizes, and conditions. They were trying to fiure out what to do with them all. ;D
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« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2021, 10:33:31 AM »
Last time I was up at the fire training center we had about 300 of them in various shapes, sizes, and conditions. They were trying to fiure out what to do with them all. ;D
That seems like a good problem!

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« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2021, 01:55:14 PM »
We put a new fire extinguisher in each new police car, and when stripping the old turn in cars removed the old extinguishers.  After 130,000 miles of rolling around in the trunk they were in rough shape, safety pins missing, some were empty and some went off when removing from nooks and crannies.  Nasty stuff, cough,cough!
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« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2021, 09:01:37 PM »
There was a fire extinguisher incident in our local Kroger this week. I just missed seeing what happened, but the after effects were awful. 
The cloud started to climb up from the back end of the kitchen utensil aisle near the cheese aisle at the back of the store. I came around the corner to see the extinguisher on the floor. The hose was still attached to the strap. But the floor had 1/4 of dry chem on it half way up the aisle. 
Shoppers just kept on shopping and didnt seem to care. They were just walking up and down the aisle. 
Within 10 minutes, the cloud was into the produce department. All the time, there was no urgency from the staff. 
They will be cleaning that store for weeks. 
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« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2021, 12:01:47 AM »
You can always just take them out for a ride now and then, they seem to appreciate it.   :D



 

 

 
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« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2021, 08:24:45 AM »
Speaking of making a mess with an extinguisher.  When I was in the Air Force I worked in Tech Engineering for Minuteman Missiles.  We got called out to the ReEntry Vehicle area to look at an APU on an unmarked semi bristling with antennas.  As we were looking at the unit the APU caught fire. It was quickly put out with a purple K fire extinguisher.  After the incident my buddy, for God knows what reason, tried to put the pin back in the extinguisher.  He shot purple K all over the shoes of our full bird Deputy commander for maintenance.  The commander was a good sport about it, but it took him a long time to live that one down.

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