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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fuel pump, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Graham M
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 406

    Graham M
    from Calgary AB

    ^ Thats a very good idea actually.
  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Glad things didn't turn out bad, but...... damn. When you're working around fuel, you HAVE to keep an eye out for the stupid shit. Crap, when I pump gas at a station, I'm looking at everyone else and my car.
  3. 1967gtafb
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 41


    I Have some extra ABC extinguisher i would be happy to hand out there certs are expirede but still hold !!!! Please safety first they May be old but better than nothing!!!
  4. tnich123
    Joined: May 26, 2009
    Posts: 160


    I hate to hear and see these stories. It keeps me employed when people do careless things like this and a fire happens. But being a hotrodder I hate to see it. Fire extinguishers are cheap and you should not only have a couple in the shop/garage but one in the car. Nothing worse then to have a fire in your sled on the road in the middle of no where and not have anything to put it out. They are just as important as any tool in the shop.
  5. Roger Walling
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,145

    Roger Walling

    When i was in the navy, I was trained how to use water to contain and extinguish a gasoline fire with water.
    It can be done. You also can spread the fire with water. Its all in the tectnique.
    I would not stand by and watch it burn if I had a good hose. (After I called the fire dept. first)
    As another poster stated, a lot of dirt can contain the flames and help put it out.

    I instaled and maintain a hose in my shop just for that purpose.
  6. Magnus
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 904

    from Sweden

    Lucky us, we never know when it will hit us. Be cautious at all time. guys
  7. Topless Ford
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 560

    Topless Ford

    I have a friend in the fire protection business. She gave me three giant ABC extinguishers for the garage. She was also kind enough to give me two Halotron (?) clean agent units. Fire terrifies me. I was caught in a burning garage at 16 and barely escaped with my life.
  8. jimmitchell70
    Joined: Aug 6, 2009
    Posts: 230

    from CT

    Search YouTube for Firefighter Training House Explosion.
    We have used it as a "What If" training video at my firehouse in the past.
    It's an eye-opener!
    Best regards,

    At 1:56 in, put the popcorn and beer down. Unless you don't mind it all over the screen.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  9. 1967gtafb
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 41


  10. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Been there,i think i had to change my pants...
  11. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

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