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In case of FIRE

ch Offline Etherealicer

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In case of FIRE
on: December 22, 2017, 11:04:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EBfxjSFAxQ

So, what kind of fire-fighting gear do you got at home?
I recently got an extinguisher gifted, which I think is the cutest thing ever. Should work on a fire up to 1 m^3 in size.
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 12:57:44 AM
That is kind of cute in a steampunk way :)

Just old boring stuff here - normal sized fire extinguishers, fire blankets and some fire proof garbage bins.
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 11:46:35 AM
That is super-cute  :salute:

I need two.........one for the car because driving around in the bush things can happen, and one for the workshop so my (attached) flat doesn't burn down with it  :facepalm:


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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 08:51:04 AM
I suddenly had a burning work table here the other day, and now I can proudly list sand and snow to my list of fire fighting remedies.

Hm. Somehow I think that if I brought that fire extinguisher in my check-in luggage there will be some people insisting on bringing me to the side and have a chat... Dang cute though!  :tu:

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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 03:49:53 PM
I have many fire extinguishers at home.  One specifically for the kitchen and even one in my vehicle.  I pack one in my camping gear as well. 
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 09:18:43 AM
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Lets see those extinguishers.
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 10:44:06 AM
We have a couple on every floor.
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 04:04:54 AM
Thanks for this, all. I need to get an extinguisher for my garage, if I'm out there throwing hot metal sparks with the dremel.


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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 11:06:38 AM
Thanks for this, all. I need to get an extinguisher for my garage, if I'm out there throwing hot metal sparks with the dremel.
Also get a fire-blanket. That is cheaper and will work very well. You can even use it to prevent your sparks from flying into the barrel full of nitrogen triiodide
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 11:15:32 AM
CO2  for the house, foam and powder for outside and for cars

Powder is very good, but leaves a total mess, so it is not ideal for use in the house.

CO2 is no use when there is wind but it is the cleanest
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 03:20:48 AM
Thanks for this, all. I need to get an extinguisher for my garage, if I'm out there throwing hot metal sparks with the dremel.
Also get a fire-blanket. That is cheaper and will work very well. You can even use it to prevent your sparks from flying into the barrel full of nitrogen triiodide
Hmmm. NI3 when dry is a contact explosive that will detonate at a harsh look.  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Put some wet into a key hole. When it dries... >:D
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 03:37:34 PM
Thanks for this, all. I need to get an extinguisher for my garage, if I'm out there throwing hot metal sparks with the dremel.
Also get a fire-blanket. That is cheaper and will work very well. You can even use it to prevent your sparks from flying into the barrel full of nitrogen triiodide
Hmmm. NI3 when dry is a contact explosive that will detonate at a harsh look.  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Put some wet into a key hole. When it dries... >:D
We once made it in chemistry class... and while it was drying the class got up from their chairs to go check out another experiment... booomm (well more like... zischhhhhhhh as it was not in a container). Really sensitive, but most fun.
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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #12 on: October 25, 2020, 09:13:57 PM
A bit of a bump:

5 lb. Kiddie in the kitchen.

30 pound American LaFrance in the farm shop. Basically a paperweight and soon to be replaced. It's rusted on the bottom (stored on the floor, and we've had multiple floods in 26.5 years), and just doesn't look usable. It is showing a full charge, however.  The American LaFrance actually was bought and used by American LaFrance themselves when they built the trucks here in town from '86-1994. It hadn't been checked since 1986, which is weird, as I thought fire codes required them to be checked yearly. Granddad bought it along with several tools and a welder during the 1994 closing sale.  I guess their reasoning behind not getting it checked (unless there's a paper tag or something missing) was "well, we build fire trucks with 1500-gallon-per-minute pumps so if anything goes wrong just use one of those".  I will be buying a replacement and wall mounting it pretty soon. 


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Re: In case of FIRE
Reply #13 on: January 14, 2021, 07:09:04 PM
10 pound ABC Kidde (powder) in kitchen, by back door, but for most issues I'd use a metal lid.

5# Shield & 10# Kidde by front door.

Two 20# Kidde, one for each garage bay.

Little (2#?) Vehicle-specific in back seat of each auto.

Have taken fire fighting training twice, and put out 2 burns "in the wild."


 

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