Fire

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by Beathard, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Beathard

    Beathard Premium Member

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    After 10 months without a drop of rain I just got a call that half my acreage is ablaze. The house and new studio are safe for now, but the fire Dept is still attempting to contain.
     
  2. Beathard

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    Here is a picture.
     

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  4. Bill Lins

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    We'll be praying for y'all.
     
  5. Beathard

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    EQUIPMENT REVIEW; My father-in-law, a few years ago, bought me an ECHO brand pesticide sprayer that you wear as a backpack. I had not used it until tonight. About midnight I drove around the property and noticed about 60 hot spots. I put dish detergent and water in the sprayer. An hour later, no hot spots. It worked great. Will repeat the process around 3 am.
     
  6. Beathard

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    Fire Dept fought from 3:30 to 11. I live about 400 yards back from the highway. The fire made it 375 yards. It is out except the hot spots.
     
  7. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Thank goodness!
     
  8. Nate Riley

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    Good to hear that the fire is out. Good luck going forward.
     
  9. JTM

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    good lord. glad you got it out...
     
  10. mrpesas

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    Why dish detergent? I've never had to fight a grass fire, but I'd to know the best method should the need ever arise.
     
  11. Bill Lins

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    The detergent breaks down the surface tension of the water, acting as a wetting agent. Instead of rolling off of the target, the water sticks to it.
     
  12. jwhoff

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    Soap probably smothered the oxygen. Other than that, I guess it was a case of "don't won't those dishpan hands."
     
  13. Beathard

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    Bill is exactly right. Also works well on bees. It smothers them.
     
  14. Bill Lins

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    Us country boys know this stuff! :lol:
     
  15. M.M.Wood

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    Sorry for your loss but glad it was contained. The lack of rain is really taking a toll. Good luck to you brother.
     
  16. Michaelstedman81

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    Yea, most fire departments will use foam now which is pretty much a really concentrated detergent or soap. Works really well.

    Sorry to hear bout the damage to your property. I'm praying that everything works out alright.
     

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