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#5406814 - 11/08/14 11:22 AM Thinking safety!
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1466
Loc: Fannin and Hall
I know this is off topic somewhat, but will get more views here.
There was a discussion on leaking propane in a trailer on the open forum. I believe with the colder weather coming and the holidays when hunters and families will be on extended stays at the lease, it would be a good time to refresh peoples memories. I am a FF/Paramedic so gonna just give you a simple run down on some safety issues to remember and I am sure people can add to this.
1. Make sure your sure your smoke detectors work in your trailer/cabin
Change the batteries. Batt. Operated detectors only are 100% effective for 5 years or so, you can buy a cheap one at wal-mart.
2. Explosive gas detector for propane. This is different than a carbon monoxide detector, you can buy a combination EGD/CO. A carbon monoxide detector will not detect raw propane.
Mount these no more than 12" from floor.
3. If you use space heaters make sure they have anti tip safety on them, and they are clear from debris or furniture.
4. If you use propane system furnace in RV make sure your outside exhaust vent is clear from debris( wasp nest , mice nest etc.)
5. I know people know this but it happens every year, please do not run a generator indoors!!
6. As much rain as most of the state had, after a good frost the dead grass will be a larger than normal fuel load. So be careful with grills, fire rings, etc .
7. Try and know your location, coordinates, or address, county road. Some way to let emergency services find you, if you ever need them.
I know most every one knows these things, but never hurts to have reminders. Most of all please be safe and good luck hunting.

#5406822 - 11/08/14 11:27 AM Re: Thinking safety! [Re: Jkd106]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 2340
Loc: Houston, Texas
up good reminders!

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB


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