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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:16 am
by Yorkshire Andy
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Typical the flash was right over the 60°c bit

Apparently the monoamonum phosphate in ABC powder units is heat reactive ( it forms a skin over burning combustible materials )

so if the unit gets hot especially in a car in summer there's a risk of it caking,

years ago I did a full day [back when they used real fire be it wood or petrol in trays (none of this modern risk averse "safe fire" gas burner which as Long as you sweep from side to side the man turns the gas off making you think you put the fire out] fire course and was told to invert the extinguisher and shake it before discharge larger units drop it on its side .... To break up small clumps that can clog the "pick up tube" resulting in a blast of nitrogen and very little powder.......

Recent amendments to the bsi installation of extinguisher regs make powder forbidden indoors in most industrial settings exclusions apply to filling stations or fuel stores where rappid knock down is needed and they won't freeze .. you'll know first hand the mess they make...

Talking to my friend in home insurance it won't affect a domestic policy they'd rather pay a cleaning firm to clean up or replace soft furnishings from dry powder residue than rebuild a house due to fire damage

https://www.fireprotectiononline.co.uk/ ... rd-change/

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:25 am
by jansman
Invert before use.Top Tip! After using powder I am aware of the swift ' knock-down'. I also figured that the mess after a house fire ,caused by an ABC unit just has to be preferable to full-on fire damage.

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:59 pm
by ClericalError
ForgeCorvus wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Cleric: You need to get yourself a fruit picker pole, they come in three basic types

And Free
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The free one looks nifty. I should really get one of these for the lower branches - but the tree is taller than the house. I'm experimenting with pear preserve and chutney recipes.

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:07 pm
by ForgeCorvus
Cleric: You just need a longer pole..... And half a dozen volunteers to drive it :lol:

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:35 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Petrol stores fetched upto the legal max of 30l

No problem at the filling station filling a 20l Jerry can once I mentioned the petroleum consolidation act 2014... I went in and asked first

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:58 pm
by pseudonym
Spent 4 hours pre-applying for a B2 Visa to the USA..... :roll:

Bill Gates must of designed the website layout and function before inventing MS-DOS :lol:

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:50 pm
by Stonecarver
Panther wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:48 pm
Deeps wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:59 am


Then there's torches, batteries....... I think I need to see nurse for my tablets.
Ah, torches, one can never have enough torches. :)

I keep looking on the Olight Torches site at the X9R Marauder. I can't quite understand why my dear wife says, "No way!"
After all, what's a mere £550.00 for a decent torch. :lol:
Some of the newer torches(never going to call them flashlights) have so many lumens they will soon end up with danger warnings like lasers

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:52 pm
by Stonecarver
pseudonym wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Spent 4 hours pre-applying for a B2 Visa to the USA..... :roll:

Bill Gates must of designed the website layout and function before inventing MS-DOS :lol:
If you cant complete it then they dont want you coming over

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:44 pm
by pseudonym
Stonecarver wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:52 pm
pseudonym wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Spent 4 hours pre-applying for a B2 Visa to the USA..... :roll:

Bill Gates must of designed the website layout and function before inventing MS-DOS :lol:
If you cant complete it then they dont want you coming over
The questions were relatively easy, the site kept logging out, and you would have to repeat the section you hadn't saved all over again...... repeatedly :roll: been like it for years apparently.

Now I'm in a pissing contest over the amount of medication I am legally allowed to bring in.... TSA wont touch it, CBP have said 90 days... my trip is for 180.....CBP said it's up to the CBP person on the desks discretion when I arrive.... yeah thanks for that :cry:

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:23 pm
by ForgeCorvus
pseudonym wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:44 pm
Stonecarver wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:52 pm
pseudonym wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Spent 4 hours pre-applying for a B2 Visa to the USA..... :roll:

Bill Gates must of designed the website layout and function before inventing MS-DOS :lol:
If you cant complete it then they dont want you coming over
The questions were relatively easy, the site kept logging out, and you would have to repeat the section you hadn't saved all over again...... repeatedly :roll: been like it for years apparently.

Now I'm in a pissing contest over the amount of medication I am legally allowed to bring in.... TSA wont touch it, CBP have said 90 days... my trip is for 180.....CBP said it's up to the CBP person on the desks discretion when I arrive.... yeah thanks for that :cry:
Can you take a scrip and get it filled there?