07-08-2007, 02:57 AM #1
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- Jul 2007
F500 from HCT - does it really work ?
I've heard about F500 liquid from HCT.
Is it really working as well as people say ?
Is there anyone there that have actually used it ?
How much does one gallon cost ?
How to get it ?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
07-13-2007, 01:24 AM #2
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- Jan 2006
- Houston, Texas
I assume the lack of replies speaks for itself.
Austin Texas tried it in one truck, but they said that in one year, it completely destroyed the brass valves in a new Pierce pumper.
I saw what they claimed was damage, and it looked like someone took a sledge hammer and busted to brass into pieces no bigger than a half dollar.
Hard to believe it if I hadn't seen it.
I have heard that it works great on coal mine fires, though. It apparently penetrates the coal seams underground nicely.
Other than that, I have no personal knowledge.
07-13-2007, 05:36 AM #3
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- May 2000
- Ga. Power Co./ Juliette Ga
I work at a Power Plant and we have used it for several years. We keep it in 5 gallon buckets and totes. The product allows the water to penatrate deeper into the coal.
My FD used 2000 gallons of their product 1 month ago at a tire shredding business. Fire was out about 3-4 hours after F-500 arrived on site.
The cost per gallon is around $18-$20. per gallon.
HCT has a web site. There web site will probably show local dealers.
I do not know of it being corrosive in metal.
hope this info helps
07-13-2007, 01:32 PM #4
At the risk of sounding rude (I'm not intending it to be), if you do a search for F-500 you're likely to come up with several threads where this has been discussed.
F-500 is an excellent penetrating agent - but then, so is wetter water and dish washing detergent. To some extent it depends on your application as to whether or not your expense is worth it.ullrichk
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