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Old 06-05-2019, 07:33 AM   #21
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:43 AM   #22
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I bet I was a sight pulling flaming crap out of the truck and slinging tools in the yard in my tighty whiteys.

The fire was in the back , brute trash can was melted into a puddle , one gallon of poly had blown itís lid and was boiling ,I pulled what I could out of the back , till chit was burning my feet . Ran to the side door and started chunking tools then pushed the stuff that was on fire out the back .

Then the poly flashed , flames shooting up , I ran around and started the truck and pulled it away from the fire . Couldnít see crap through the windshield for the soot .

Holio frack , what a trip

Oh yeah lost my good drop cloths
Could be a lot worse----you could have toilet wax on them.......

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Reminds me - never got a new extinguisher for this Yukon.
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No fire extinguisher around? I have 3 at the shop plus a water extinguisher and one at the house. I used the one at the house once. I guess you shouldn't connect 2 12 lead acid batteries in series to themselves. Wire lit up like a light bulb and burst into flames.

Wife told me I took like 4 steps from the truck to the kitchen, it's normally about 10.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:05 AM   #25
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Welp, after my initial attempts to clean up the soot , I can say the ole express is through. My time will be better spent getting the yard truck going . Itís an s10 short bed 4x4 with a 350 , not the best work truck .
It will have to do until I find another truck .
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No fire extinguisher around? I have 3 at the shop plus a water extinguisher and one at the house. I used the one at the house once. I guess you shouldn't connect 2 12 lead acid batteries in series to themselves. Wire lit up like a light bulb and burst into flames.

Wife told me I took like 4 steps from the truck to the kitchen, it's normally about 10.
No fire extinguishers on the truck , I used to keep them in when I burned paint a lot . Canít burn paint with lead anymore so I stopped . Not even a water hose , I have 200 ft of it on a job I did some landscaping on to water the new plantings every few days .

Fire extinguishers will be on the truck in the trailer and in the shop and house from now on .
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Easy might need that van.

Forget the tools, I'm glad YOU didn't get lit.

If you're going to fight fire in tightie whities, cotton or silk is the way to go, it won't melt and stick to your junk.
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The fire was not too bad until the poly went up . Two gallons of heated poly going up makes for a show . A fire extinguisher would have stopped the fire much better or even a garden hose .

If I had either one on hand , the van would have only been sooted up .

Another lesson learned the hard way .
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The "if only" game is a tough one to play.

With this being a van, I'd consider having a flammable transport container to put the cans in. Get in an accident and it could be more than messy.
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Iíll probably replace it with a pickup. Much better for visibility when towing

But point taken
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FWIW, I usually have aluminum foil around. In a pinch, I've wrapped individual rags in layers of aluminum foil and squeezed it down tight so there isn't much air. One small rag per.
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Glad you are ok ! Lucky you did not get hurt or fire spread to buildings. Don't beat yourself up,we all make mistakes........that is why they are called accidents.
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Iím feeling lucky today . Not often I get off this easy with such a stupid mistake .
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:08 AM   #37
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Already mentioned, but I'm gonna throw this in there anyway, 'cuz I'm a former VFF and current EMT..... FIRE EXTINGUISHERS!!!

I have a 20BC on the truck, plus 100 gallons of water and a gas powered water pump.

And more extinguishers in the house, shop, trailer, plumbing bag, etc.










FIRE EXTINGUISHERS!






And do you have smoke detectors in your house? Are they working?
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How's my crappy house going to burn down if I have working fire extinguishers and smoke detectors?
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Come to think of it, I've seen some trucks that could use a carbon monoxide detector.
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Man, I'm sorry! I hope insurance covers with no trouble and you recover everything.

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