Fire blanket

  1. lee4206 Member

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    Hope this will help someone.
    Homebase are selling fire blankets for £1.20 they're on clearance but my local store had 10+. They're 1.2x1.8m.
    Thought they would come in handy for use as a welding blanket ect.
    Lee
     
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  2. james butler

    james butler Member

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    ooooo thanks
    i need some of those
     
  3. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask.

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    Good news.

    But read their safe use.

    Most of the cheep ones are rubbish if they get contaminated.
     
  4. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Nope

    They are rubbish as fire blankets as they let embers sit in and smoulder
     
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  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask.

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    Why my day job is great for fire protection.
     
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  8. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask.

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    Fire blankets are great for.
    Chip pan fires, or similar.

    Example, when a neighbour reheated poperdom's and forgot about them.
    Or putting out a burning human.
    Please do not wrap and forget.
     
  9. lee4206 Member

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    Ahh OK. I thought/assumed they were similar. I stand corrected.
    Still for £1.20 it would be handy to have one around.

    Lee
     
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  10. james butler

    james butler Member

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    i use them as covers over shelves and things in the shed and as curtains over my windows just to stop flying sparks and what not hitting the glass.
    like has been said be carefull what you use them for.
     
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  11. lee4206 Member

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    That's kinda what I was going to use it for,
    Protecting glass /car interior but after reading they're not very good maybe I'll just keep it for putting out fires.
     
  12. rory1

    rory1 Member

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    I use mine for covering up hydraulic components to protect from sparks / spatter. They do smoulder a bit if you fill them up with dross when burning but ive not managed to catch one alight with the grinder.
     
  13. james butler

    james butler Member

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    they do work ok for that, i dampen them lightly with water before i use them for that purpose but yeah if hot stuff lands on them and stays there then yeah it will burn through but for veritcal surfaces and whatnot theyre still good.
     
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