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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have this little guy. It is about 7" tall and 1.5" in diameter.
I don't know how effective it was, but it's kinda neat little thing.
Loren

 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Probably put a fire out in a cigarette
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Change the sticker to say Harley-Davidson and you made a ten dollar extinguisher a fifty dollar one. They even have a small bracket for that size. Pretty neat !
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Carbon tet.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it is charged, do not use it ever. If it is discharged, it is just a neat brass container. Carbon tetrachloride It contents are non flammable when in its container, it does put out small fires, but (and a big but) is its extreme toxicity when heated. The following information is valid. My father had a friend that was in a coma fro 6 months and then died from putting out a kitchen fire with one of them. Phosgene gas was used as a WMD in WW2. It has no flash point, it is not flammable. However, when heated to decomposition, it will emit fumes of extremely toxic phosgene and of hydrogen chloride. Forms explosive mixtures with chlorine trifluoride, calcium hypochlorite, decaborane, dinitrogen tetraoxide, fluorine. Forms impact-sensitive explosive mixtures with particles of many metals: lithium, sodium, potassium, beryllium, zinc, aluminum, barium. Vigorous exothermic reaction with allyl alcohol, boron trifluoride, diborane, disilane, aluminum chloride, dibenzoyl peroxide, potassium tert-butoxide, liquid oxygen, zirconium. [Bretherick, 5th ed., 1995, p. 666]. Potentially dangerous reaction with dimethylformamide or dimethylacetamide in presence of iron.
Nice container if empty. If full take it to a hasmat disposal facility.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My parents had the same extinguisher in the Tool Tray above the gas tank in the cab of their new 1951 Ford I/2 ton.

Truck ...V-8...Three speed on the floor........$1,800.00 New delivered.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've got one of those laying around here somewhere. I just don't remember where it is. Maybe I'll find it laying in the ashes some day. lol
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

See my post it is a real hazzard!!!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Janickolson has you covered. They will put out a fire, but the fumes from the hot carbon tet are a carcinogen.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Neighbor kid sold one to my dad in about 1960. Sales talk emphasized "carbon tetrachloride"....like we would know what that was. Hung in the barn for years. More recently, the hazard warnings came out on it.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It is empty, valve open since I have had it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When we were cleaning out the in-law's farmhouse we came across several glass spheres about 3 inch diameter filled with a brownish liquid. I had no idea what they were until someone told me they were for putting out stove fires. Just throw them in. I don't remember what we did with them.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I remember the glass spheres, but I thought the liquid was red. Been 60 years since I've seen them though. I worked at a peach/apple orchard, and they had them mounted on the posts in the packing shed and the barn. A little cone-shaped tin bracket was nailed to the post, and the glass sphere sat about half way down into the cone. Never saw one used on a fire though.

Thanks for the reminder.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had one of those in the glove compartment of my car for years, one day at a fast food place I saw the hood of another car turn brown in the center and start to smoke. The owner got the hood opened and I grabbed my extinguisher and aimed it at the flames...nothing, not even a squirt. Fortunately the fire put itself out.
 
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