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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    Try to burn your house down

    This morning I went out to burn trash in my burn barrel. There was a strong wind and even with a grate covering the top of the barrel, I managed to set my yard on fire. Keep in mind that my yard is 40 acres of woodland.

    The volunteer fire department responded and did their thing. Within 5 minutes after a call to 911 there were a dozen neighbors fighting the fire.
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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    wow!!!!

    and spring is in the air!


    gonna a hot fiery summer by the sounds of it

    hope everything is fine now
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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    The area that burned probably helped. It burned undergrowth and downed trees.

    The wind was carrying the fire away from my house. There are two neighbors in the general direction that the fire was burning.
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    did you take any pictures



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    WoW!, maybe I should do that to melt the snow.

    Hey I hope everthing is ok and the fire department doesn't charge as much as they do in Michigan....

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    I burn in the open and have to call for a permit.If it is too windy out, there is a message not to burn today.Your lucky that the fire could be controlled.Anyway you will be more popular in your neigborhood now efc.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    yeah pictures would be nice. My house burned when I was a kid. It was strange. My dad had just gotten a LOT of insurance for our home. And then a few months later, someone put a cigarette in the garbage can that wasn't completely extinguished.. and voila, our house burnt to the ground while we were gone.

    Couple months later we had a brand new cape cod built on site

    true story.

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    Near Life Experienced TZ Veteran zipp51's Avatar
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    Hey BB you should submit your story to the Soprano's series.Your Dad could be Tony Soprano taking his family for a ride and announcing that he is buying a new house soon.Then he turns to you and asks if your still smoking cigaretts behinds his back.Just joking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    did you take any pictures
    No pictures. The fire swept through the underbrush. If you are close enough to see the chared wood, it is a small area. If you are back far enough to see the whole area, none of the chared wood is visible.
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    So you were the firebug in the colorado and SD bushfires!!

    j/k You were lucky though.

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    Talking

    No, but my son was living in Grand Junction at the time.
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    I used to live in grand junction. I loved that place. sometimes I wish my house would burn down, and I could collect the huge insurance settlement. Seems everything in my house is going to shit. Just spent 1100 dollars on plumbing. :-S

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    I built my house. I hired a couple of carpenters, contracted the electrical, plumbing, well and septic and proceeded with the project. I spent every day of construction, on site with hammer, saw and power screw driver in hand.

    Living in as rural an area as this is, prompted me to design a structure that would be resistant to fire. The house is steel framed and bricked on three sides. The result was better than I would have believed possible. Here are a few photo's of early construction.

    http://www.cox-internet.com/lickingfrogs/efc/scene.JPG

    http://www.cox-internet.com/lickingfrogs/efc/house3.JPG

    http://www.cox-internet.com/lickingfrogs/efc/house2.JPG

    http://www.cox-internet.com/lickingfrogs/efc/scene1.JPG

    http://www.cox-internet.com/lickingfrogs/efc/house4.JPG
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    Looking good EFC!

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