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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Have put up a fire extinguisher and hung many water squirt bottles up around the garage. All bottles are set on the mist setting. And will put up a few more as I collect more empties.
Of course, the fire extinguisher I already had. Took me a few minutes to find it. So it was no good to me that way.

Any body know what these triangles are for? My father had them in his garage, then I hung them in my garage. I know what they are for, just wondering if you guys know.

And thanks for all your comments the other day. I never told my family yet and may never. They might send me to the home. Hehe

After my experience, and I don't want to sound like a preacher, but take a few minutes and look at your shops, and see if your ready, in case of a fire. Can you improve upon what you have, and if any of you have any ideas, let me know. Thanks again. Noel

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Posted December 07, 2015 - 11:20 AM

I give up.  Christmas decorations ?


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Keep out the gremlins.  


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 11:23 AM

...Squirrel gaurd for the "nuts" in the shop?


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 11:44 AM

They bring you good luck in your place of work. Noel
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Posted December 07, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Dunce cap?
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Posted December 07, 2015 - 12:09 PM

Not quite sure where you have the extinguisher mounted, Might I recommend mounting next to the exit door. Thought being is if an explosion (battery) or fire, the first reaction is to run for the door (if inside) or run to the door (if Outside) either way the extinguisher can be readily available.

Second, it dosn't need to be straped down in a way to make it difficult to remove. Mine (actually two of them) one is just hung on a bracket, the other sits on the floor (just inside the door).

It should also be rated for the type of fire you would expect, Chemical most likely.

And last, get rid of the water, spritsing a gas, grease, or chemical fire with water will only make it worse.

 

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Posted December 07, 2015 - 01:29 PM

Good to see you making it a safer place to work. Keep a covered metal garbage can for oily or greasy rags, cardboard, etc. in the shop. We all need to take the time to work safely.
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Posted December 07, 2015 - 03:23 PM

Extinguisher locators


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Old School stuff  designed for larger warehouses, dairy barns, etc.


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 05:51 PM

I bet those triangles catch some kind of bug.  Unless they are to locate fire extinguishers.


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 06:02 PM

No! No! those are just Props to hold up parts when spray painting. Set on floor or bench, and just the small end touches the part being painted and no flipping or extra handling. THAT would be MY use, heh! Realize you need more than two to do this, duh!


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 06:34 PM

I was really hoping they weren't Carbon Tetrachloride extinguishers!


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Like LarryLB said, water is not good for chemical or oil or grease fires. It can have shocking results on electrical fires as well. There is also a pretty good chance it could be frozen solid for the next couple of months as well unless you have your shop heated at all times. Keeping the extinguisher(s) near the doors is good advice. When I worked maintenance I always brought an extinguisher with me where ever I took the torches as a well as a helper to watch for fires while I was cutting.

 

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Posted December 07, 2015 - 07:03 PM

Heated shop, will water mist, not put fires out. Not using a stream of water. Noel

Thanks for the input.




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