It never pays to do things when you're....

Re: It never pays to do things when you're....

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:44 pm

joeq wrote:With all the "near miss" concerns of the "infamous" open ash pan door, has there ever been a "non-human" device, (or non-electrical), that's been manufactured, to warn of impending "doom"? I know Murphys law states "build a fool proof system, and only a "fool" will use it." But I'm wondering if flashing lites, or an irritating beeper might be somewhat beneficial. Then again, those ideas sound electrical, and don't think components such as those would survive the extreme heat conditions associated with a coal stove. And me personally am not a fan of excessive wiring running "amuck", if a mechanical solution is more feasible.


These are common and if properly placed could be effective...

Heat Detectors
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Re: It never pays to do things when you're....

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:05 pm

lots of accessories worth investigating. Thanx for posting.
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Re: It never pays to do things when you're....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:48 am

McGiever wrote:
joeq wrote:With all the "near miss" concerns of the "infamous" open ash pan door, has there ever been a "non-human" device, (or non-electrical), that's been manufactured, to warn of impending "doom"? I know Murphys law states "build a fool proof system, and only a "fool" will use it." But I'm wondering if flashing lites, or an irritating beeper might be somewhat beneficial. Then again, those ideas sound electrical, and don't think components such as those would survive the extreme heat conditions associated with a coal stove. And me personally am not a fan of excessive wiring running "amuck", if a mechanical solution is more feasible.


These are common and if properly placed could be effective...

Heat Detectors


I hate heat detecotors. They are not classified as a life safety device and by the time they go off it's too late. Smoke detectors are a life safety device and go off long before there's fire.
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Re: It never pays to do things when you're....

PostBy: lobsterman On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:59 am

I'm On Fire wrote:I hate heat detecotors. They are not classified as a life safety device and by the time they go off it's too late. Smoke detectors are a life safety device and go off long before there's fire.


Well that would defy the laws of physics. If you have smoke I am pretty sure you have a fire on your hands, maybe not yet leaping flames but you've got something burning...
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Re: It never pays to do things when you're....

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:25 am

Where theres smoke, theres fire.. not always true. A hot wire will smolder and smoke before its hot enough to reach its ignition point. In most cases there is smoldering before the fire unless the fire is caused by an open flame or there is an ignition of vapors like an open gas can beside your wood/coal stove lol...
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:31 pm

No, no. You want to prevent fire? This is definitely the way to go. Residential or Commercial. Just can't beat it.

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Re: It never pays to do things when you're....

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:33 pm

With a system like that I hope there is lifeboats and floats on hand :woot:
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Re: It never pays to do things when you're....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:09 pm

Those are both pre-action systems from the looks of them.
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