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    Default LOL...old fashion gas meter...

    Found this on the ytmag.com (Yesterday's Tractors)

    Fill it up. It is a liability you don't want. You probably know this, but cisterns can have a lethal gas in them so going down in there without checking it out is dangerous. Dad said that in the old days they would hang a chicken down there before they went in to clean it out. If the chicken came back up dead they knew they had better not go down there.
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    What if the chicken is good at holding his breath?

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    Around here we just look to see if the cops who rushed in are still conscious.
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    Hmmm...

    Dal contemplates creating an EKG for chickens.

    Then putting chickens in a box with a supply of food & water.

    Then selling the whole contraption to Homeland Security as a poison gas detector. Chicken flat-lines, you get an alarm.

    Of course, we'd periodically rotate the chickens. After all, it's the maintenance contracts that are really lucrative
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    Originally posted by IACOJRev
    Around here we just look to see if the cops who rushed in are still conscious.
    AHAHAAHH funny/not funny, but thats about how we assess our HAZMAT situations here too. In fact this very topic was discussed in last nights training. It ran along the lines of the "fellows with the yellow stripe down their pant legs: If the stripe is still vertical, it's ok for us to work. If it is horizontal, time for a BA."
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    Originally posted by Dalmatian90
    Hmmm...

    Dal contemplates creating an EKG for chickens.

    Then putting chickens in a box with a supply of food & water.

    Then selling the whole contraption to Homeland Security as a poison gas detector. Chicken flat-lines, you get an alarm.

    Of course, we'd periodically rotate the chickens. After all, it's the maintenance contracts that are really lucrative
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    Originally posted by IACOJRev
    Around here we just look to see if the cops who rushed in are still conscious.
    We call them "Copometers" out here
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    Dal, how many chickens did it take before your Dad etc, would decide it was safe to go in? Especially in view of Nozz's question, about the chicken being good at "holding its breath"? Was there a back up plan just in case?
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    We call them "Copometers" out here
    No, no...they're "copological indicators".

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    Originally posted by ThNozzleman

    No, no...they're "copological indicators".
    That's the way I learned it.
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    How exactly would I write a grant narrative to get money for chickens?

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    Jim Perdue might be able to help!
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    Isn't he dead? Or is Jim the son?
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