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Old 03-18-2012, 02:13 AM   #1
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Who carries a fire extinguisher with them?

Hi all.. just had the mother of all oven fires while cooking the ex girlfriend's dinner. Have soot all over the place and you won't believe how far a kilo of baking soda can travel around your house when it is under pressure.

Anyhow... started me thinking.. fires start easily.. once saw a guy drop a Suzuki TS185 in the bush. It burst into flame and about a dozen guys took turns pissing on it to try to put it out..

Was not successful at all.

So.. after tonights episode.. I am thinking of mounting an extinguisher on my KLR!

Any comments, experiences or suggestions?
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:19 AM   #2
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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Should have read.. cooking the ex wife for the ex girlfriend :-)
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:19 AM   #4
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in the name of sweet baby cheeses
take a chill pill snapper
its all gunna be alright
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:22 AM   #5
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if your klr caught fire you would try and put it out
thats what insurance is for
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:26 AM   #6
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if your klr caught fire you would try and put it out
thats what insurance is for
Interesting point.. the answer to this is.. it would depend on how far I had to walk home!
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:31 AM   #7
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Interesting point.. the answer to this is.. it would depend on how far I had to walk home!
your bike is on fire i would suggest your walkin anyway
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #8
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I have actually considered getting one of these from Supercheap...

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...62#Description



Only about the size of a large spray tin.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:42 AM   #9
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I have actually considered getting one of these from Supercheap...

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...62#Description



Only about the size of a large spray tin.
A bottle of lemonade or beer, shaken not stirred, will achieve the same result.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:28 AM   #10
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I have actually considered getting one of these from Supercheap...

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...62#Description



Only about the size of a large spray tin.
I carry one of the above, also have started carrying 4l water, my first aid kit, some food and my spot tracker in / or on my bacpack as an back up in the event of an emergency, rather everything being strapped on the bike.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:23 AM   #11
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in the name of sweet baby cheeses
take a chill pill snapper
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Hey Phil.. come look at my kitchen and say that!!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:31 AM   #12
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fire in the kitchen isn't much fun.

less mess with one of these, and less chance of spraying burning oil everywhere if not used to using extinguishers . . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_blanket



DCP makes a mess
CO2 extinguishers leave no residue, and are good for chilling beer
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:40 AM   #13
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fire in the kitchen isn't much fun.

less mess with one of these, and less chance of spraying burning oil everywhere if not used to using extinguishers . . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_blanket



DCP makes a mess
CO2 extinguishers leave no residue, and are good for chilling beer
Fire blanket is good for range top fires.. but i would not have been able to get it in the oven this time. Extinguisher put it out in a heartbeat. Now I have powder everywhere....
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[QUOTE=Happy Snapper;18242605] . . . i would not have been able to get it in the oven this time.. . . .QUOTE]

It's easy to say with 20-20 hindsight from far away, without the sight of flames in my own oven, but fire in oven will have a good chance of extinguishing itself once available oxygen is depleted (and you turn off the fan!).


For the bike - Step 1: use the extinguisher shown . . . If that fails, Step 2: apply the remaining fuel bottles and make sure you get a 100% write-off and aren't left with a partial carcasse :



or get on the sat phone and call these dudes in :

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Old 03-18-2012, 02:57 AM   #15
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. . . i would not have been able to get it in the oven this time.. . . .QUOTE]

It's easy to say with 20-20 hindsight from far away, without the sight of flames in my own oven, but fire in oven will have a good chance of extinguishing itself once available oxygen is depleted (and you turn off the fan!).


For the bike - Step 1: use the extinguisher shown . . . If that fails, Step 2: apply the remaining fuel bottles and make sure you get a 100% write-off and aren't left with a partial carcasse :



or get on the sat phone and call these dudes in :

Well here you go GF.. the oven was off. I had cooked a roast at 200 C (too high it seems) and I removed the roast, turned off the oven and placed the pan and fat/oil back into the oven. Closed the door and Poof! Up it went. Our family fireman (Deb's uncle) reckons that the roast held the temp of the oil down.. as soon as it was put back into the over the latent heat took the oil above flashpoint.

Door. shut and away it went. Would appear the gas oven is vented top and bottom. Lotos of fresh air to help it all burn.

Love your comment about the extinguish or help it burn though!
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