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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: