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    Quote Originally Posted by IGotTheJumpSeat

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    Honest, i've never heard of putting soap in a 2.5 Gal. water. Our station puts AFFF in with the water. We have more foam than we'd use in 15 years so we're really not wasting it.
    If you have a gas station, then you may need all of that foam. It's not just for structure fires ya know.
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    not ff here but my guess is i would not drink anti freeze i herd use rv anti freeze but i guess would need to find one that is non flammable of course.

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    We just add a small amount. Couple of tablespoons. Never really had a problem.

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    Thumbs up OK, Here's The Deal.......................

    Go to any Store like WalMart, Find RV Antifreeze, READ THE LABEL. After reading the label, go home and put 2.5 Gallons of RV Antifreeze into your Water Extingusher. Add a cup of liquid dish soap or a half cup of class A Foam, pressurize with air, put it in your vehicle. Live happily ever after.

    I have an RV, and temps get down to Zero f. a few nights each winter here. I have never had a problem with RV Antifreeze, it does not corrode, rust, dust, crack, chip, or peel. It also stays in a liquid state, down to about -30f. It can be ingested by humans and animals with no ill effects, it is not flammable. We use RV Antifreeze at my shop for winterizing our Brush Trucks and other pumps. Never had a problem there either. So, as far as I'm concerned, go for it.
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    Default anti freeze

    i thought i read certain ones were flammable any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdulcroft
    i thought i read certain ones were flammable any ideas?
    Like I said above - Read the Label. RV Antifreeze, by law, must be capable of being ingested by humans and animals without harming them. This means that you can drink it. I don't like the taste though. Only flammable liquid that you can drink is Alcohol, and to be of any use as an antifreeze, the alcohol content would be so high that the RV folks would be buying it by the fifth, not a gallon.
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    I have a better solution. My chiefs car has a thermometer that kicks the remote starter on once the cab temp gets below 25 degrees. No can-cicles yet.

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    I've got one of them fancy car starters too.Blonde and not only can she start the car,she's a pretty good dinner date too.Hehe T.C.

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    Thats Great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101
    I've got one of them fancy car starters too.Blonde and not only can she start the car,she's a pretty good dinner date too.Hehe T.C.
    Me Too. Mine's a Swedish Import.
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    i dont know about over pressurization but note that water is one of the few things that expands 10% when frozen

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFDNJFF View Post
    Soap?? I have put a cup full of Class A foam in water cans but never heard of soap.
    Dish soap vastly increases the effectiveness of the can.

    A can holds 320 fluid ounces. 1/2 cup = 4 fl ounces.
    Add 1/2 cup and you've got about a 1% mixture, which is quite strong for Class A fires.

    If you want more add a full cup. It surely won't hurt the extinguisher.

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    The RV antifreeze works fine. We use it in our pump cans, PWE and all discharge caps when heavier freezing conditions exist.

    Actually to comply with clean water standards you should use RV antifreeze and food safe grease for any connections to the domestic water supply.

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    We use soap.

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    You guys realize this is a three + year old thread, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    You guys realize this is a three + year old thread, don't you?

    Yeah, but it's a Dark and Stormy Night, and....................
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Yeah, but it's a Dark and Stormy Night, and....................
    Hey, wait a minute...Ive seen this before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    Oh man, that was bad!

    Yes it was. Shame shame...No soup for you.
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