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Old 01-14-2011
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Rule 1. Never user sprays even remotely near open flame
Rule 2. Pay attention to your surroundings
Rule 3. Always have fire extinguisher in your garage Very important!
Rule 4. Don't panic
Rule 5. Use sweeping motions to put out fire
Rule 6. Open doors and don't breathe in cloud of powder
Rule 7. Drink, drink and drink some more till you could laugh about it.
Rule 8. Tell people about it and prepare to be laughed at and lectured.
Rule 9. Buy new larger fire extinguisher

Rules to live by after i caught some parts on fire as I was cleaning them with brake cleaner. Highly flammable stuff. I was spraying down an oil pan, intake and fuel rail on my garage floor w/ a kerosene heater about 10 ft away. Well I watched the flame travel across the floor just like in the movies and explode in a fire ball when it reached the parts. All happened in slow motion. I jump up and move the heater, burning myself in the process. Step back compose myself and grab the extinguisher. Proceed to put out the raging 5ft H w/ a 6ft diameter flame and coat half my garage in powder and I wasn't even drinking yet. Afterwards I did though. Then I realized I had my 5gal full gas can right next to the flame. Lucky me. Not funny at the moment but hilarious now. So please fellow RFers Safety First!
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Glad you weren't hurt man. Sounds like an epic story to be looked back on laugh out since you made it out safe.
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Glad no one was hurt or killed. Had very similar happen in my garage with a Dakota I was working on next to my Ranger. Fuel line must have cracked and sprayed near dizzy cap . . . we had JUST enough extinguishers to put it out. We stocked up heavy after that.

Speaking of which, I was going to go get a couple small ones for my F350 this weekend, thanks for the reminder!
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god dam lol good thing your ok. guna make me think twice everytime i use my heaters in my garage.
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god dam lol good thing your ok. guna make me think twice everytime i use my heaters in my garage.
Never thought I'd need mine so I only had a small extinguisher. It was just enough to put it out. Now I have a much larger one. Powder is a pain to clean up but at least I have my garage, tools and life still. Scary situation. I planned on changing my heater valve that day, i'm lucky I decided not to and my truck was parked out front. Would of made it a lot more difficult. Changing the valve now, without kerosene since I ran out and its friggin 16F.
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Lucky!!! I've also had brake cleaner on my pants and then went to weld and lit myself up, not a good feeling when you can't put out a fire going up your leg. At least I got rid of that pesky leg hair!!
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since i can't get it to embed.
YouTube - Jim Carrey As Fire Marshall Bill

that remids me of the Jim Carey sketch. Fire Marshall BIll.
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RULE #1: NEVER SPRAY ANYTHING FLAMMABLE NEAR FIRE!!!!
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RULE #1: NEVER SPRAY ANYTHING FLAMMABLE NEAR FIRE!!!!
Or a source of heat.
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Rule 10: keep an extra pair of underwear handy

Glad you didn't get hurt
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Rule 10: keep an extra pair of underwear handy

Glad you didn't get hurt
you can always just turn 'em inside out.
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Something else to consider, while the topic is alive....

My garage has a small room which contains the gas water heater. Although it's "to code" and raised 24" off the floor, it still has a CONSTANT open flame (pilot light). Never store gasoline, spray flammable chemicals, or store flammable chemicals near a propane or gas appliance. This includes the attic, basement, and garage!

And just for the fun of it, here is a picture of my water heater with very visible warning labels. Notice how high it sits compared to the work bench (one of two in my garage).
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You needed that on video.. Glad you were not hurt or anything
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Rule 10: keep an extra pair of underwear handy

Glad you didn't get hurt
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you can always just turn 'em inside out.
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