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Offline cus

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Fire Ball!!!
« on: 23.03. 2012 21:40 »
G'day Everyone,
Had a very strange & frightening experience the other day,
was cleaning the side covers with a ball of very fine steel wool,
giving it a good o'l rub, just touched the horn & within a milli second
had a hand full of flames. The steel wool burst into flames, must
have picked up the neg. on the horn to complete the circuit, &
with the rubbing, off it went. Not the greatest thing to happen so
close to the fuel lines & carby, I instinctively  through it, & it went
out straight away. One to be aware of though, could of been very
nasty, had visions of a bigger fire ball!

regards, Cus
56 G/Flash project

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Re: Fire Ball!!!
« Reply #1 on: 23.03. 2012 22:27 »
Steel wool is one of the survival items you sometimes see on the TV shows for getting fires started. Put it across even a small battery and you've got a glow, at least. (Hmmm, was it Bear Grylls, or Survivorman?)

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Re: Fire Ball!!!
« Reply #2 on: 23.03. 2012 23:09 »
Cus I hope you have a good quality fire extinguisher in your shed, its very important.

I know all about shed fires ! Here is a link back to what happened to me, and as it turned out, others.

http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,3462.0.html

Everybody should have a fire extinguisher, if you dont, get one.

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Re: Fire Ball!!!
« Reply #3 on: 23.03. 2012 23:56 »
Good Advice Brian,
I have one in the car & house, but will get one for the shed,
after that little Poltegeist encounter!

Cus
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