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If a fire-extinguishing bomb of sorts could be engineered or if a huge fire cover could be used, would they work better than the dumping of water?

In several regions of the world, fires rage through hundreds and even thousands of acres, and there is effectively little response that stops the fire, especially coupled with bad winds and extreme ...
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What is the minimum height of a chimney needed in a camper?

Like a lot of people nowadays, I'm fitting a log fire into the back of a camper van but can't find the minimum height above the roof for the chimney. Ideally, it should be as low as possible for ...
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What is the test procedures for a flame arrester?

A flame arrester is basically a heat exchanger in front of the tubulure. It conducts the heat of flame to some other place (to the liquid and/or the container especially if the container is built from ...
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Static electricity in PE foam rolling

In a PE (polyethylene) foam factory there have been some incidents with static electricity that have created minor fires. Fire is a concern in such a factory, as PE is highly flammable, and even more ...
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What are the possible implications of the heating of the structural stonework of Notre-Dame cathedral during the fire?

Yesterday, Notre Dame cathedral caught fire. The roof and the central spire were destroyed and some of the stonework was subjected to high temperatures for an extended period. What are the likely ...
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Protecting heat-sensitive media from fire: fire-safe + Thermos?

Protecting paper documents from fire is quite straightforward with, for example, a Sentry fire chest. This product has been tested hold the inside temperature under 177°C (350F) for 1 hour. This is ...
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How can I keep a Zippo lighter from losing fluid to evaporation or leaks?

Zippo lighters are notorious for needing regular refilling. The fuel evaporates from the cotton regularly. Some people put a bit of rubber around the seal. What atmospheric conditions keep fuel from ...
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Will deodorant flamethrower ever explode? [closed]

Yes, the one where you put lighter close to nozzle of deodorant, light it up and start to spray out the deodorant. I suppose that this is simillar to how gas stoves work, so it shouldn't explode. Even ...
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Why not use fire-retardant plastics everywhere?

Some plastics will sustain a flame. Others won't. Not spreading a fire is obviously preferable in almost every circumstance. What advantages do combustible plastics have over non-combustible plastics, ...