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6a296e No.7604427

If there was a fire nearby and I wanted to protect my house from being burned down, would this work?

6a296e No.7604715

bump


05b532 No.7604719

Probably not


e1b69d No.7604726

the best firebreak to protect a home is a 50+ foot track of well trimmed grass surrounding the house where no larger vegetation is allowed to grow.


5264de No.7604727

>>7604726

this

t. enviromentalist


6a296e No.7604735

>>7604726

but grass is vegetation, which is flammable


e1b69d No.7604737

>>7604735

>where no larger vegetation is allowed to grow

>larger

don't plant trees or shrubs next to your house dumbass


6a296e No.7604743

File: 5b37acf0949e92a⋯.png (49.66 KB, 800x600, 4:3, Untitled.png)

>>7604737

the grass would carry the fire to the house, then set the house on fire


e1b69d No.7604745

>>7604743

set your lawn on fire and post the results


f72302 No.7604748

sir


0a54a8 No.7604756

>tarp

>fireproof

That shit'll melt and cover your whole house in what is essentially napalm.


417d03 No.7604767

>>7604427

is the tarp not burnig, or oes it not conduct heat? Cuz is a difference between throwing a potato wrapped in a tin foil into a fire, or a potato wrapped in asbestos into the fire


23eac1 No.7604847

>>7604726

Good fucking luck getting 50ft of lawn in anywhere populated in California.


883d68 No.7604926

File: ae45ad2e9f4172b⋯.jpeg (92.32 KB, 650x433, 650:433, flametard.jpeg)

well quick search reveals they do in fact make flame retardant tarps… the firebreak idea is sound, but you cant have anything flammable w/i 50 ft… my idea for a wildfire proof (or at least resistant) home is as follows;

>have house with pool

>install a commercial fire sprinkler system, but on the outside of the house

>connect sprinkler to pool via a high powered pump (like, diesel powered…)

>when the fire comes, hit the button and create my artificial rainstorm and cross my fingers…


91475c No.7604954

>>7604726

No, the best firebreak is a barrier made of alternating layers of gold foil and vacuum, plus possibly a few feet of osmium if you expect to be dealing with very hot fires.


f52ecb No.7605118

>>7604954

No, the best firebreak is a Trump Wall.


75c52c No.7605170

as long as it doesn't melt, not only does it prevent from the house catching on fire, but it also prevents oxygen from getting into a potential fire inside your house

>>7604954

>osmium

what the fuck


75c52c No.7605173

>>7605170

also, of osman doesn't protect a house, why would osmium?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbDuBTWrU-o


6a296e No.7605324

>>7604756

>>7604767

>>7604926

The tarp idea was imaginary, I was just saying I should be able to buy a tarp made of anti-flammable material and just throw it over my house


224e3f No.7605364

>>7605324

You'd be better to set a sprinkler on the side of your house where the fire is, radiating heat will pass right through the tarp and could ignite any poly-based siding/insulation.

Active cooling is the only answer to exposure protection.

t.firefighter


5c7373 No.7605574

or

you can make your house in something that is not flamable

like concrete

or even stone

instead of plywood, cardboard and plastic like the retarded construction method you've got in merica


3742ff No.7605623

if the house is made of something not flammable, you might just get baked to death inside the house, even if it doesn't burn.


e1b69d No.7605649

>>7605574

If you don't build with plywood & plastic, the building inspectors make your life hell.


6766ae No.7605751

File: fc6849e9b97d205⋯.jpg (143.5 KB, 780x438, 130:73, 161027095927-06-italy-eart….jpg)

hey guise build with stone lmao


a5c874 No.7605758

The best way to fight fire is with fire so instead of the tarp just set your lawn on fire to act as a barrier from the forest fire


19be01 No.7605761

>>7605758

This! Build your house out of fire, then it cant burn down.


e7505b No.7605878

>>7604427

Gotta reinforce any vents or holes that embers can get through. You dont really need to worry about the outside as it wont catch as badly as the fire will when it gets inside tbh.


a91846 No.7605962

>>7604427

Depends on the speed of the fire and the fuel load. If the fire is moving quickly and there isn't anything right next to your house to burn (i.e., your neighbor's house) than yeah, this would probably cause the fire to pass over the house and spare it. But if the fire is moving more slowly or adjacent houses are on fire, the heat will probably overwhelm the tarp–if it stays intact it may prevent actual combustion, but it won't stop the shingles, the siding, plastic window components, etc. from melting. Smokejumpers carry portable shelters which are a similar concept, but again, they will let a fast-racing fire front move over you, but they won't keep you from being roasted like a turkey in an oven if you're in the flames for more than a couple of minutes.


a91846 No.7605965

>>7604427

Depends on the speed of the fire and the fuel load. If the fire is moving quickly and there isn't anything right next to your house to burn (i.e., your neighbor's house) than yeah, this would probably cause the fire to pass over the house and spare it. But if the fire is moving more slowly or adjacent houses are on fire, the heat will probably overwhelm the tarp–if it stays intact it may prevent actual combustion, but it won't stop the shingles, the siding, plastic window components, etc. from melting. Smoke jumpers carry portable shelters which are a similar concept, but again, they will let a fast-racing fire front move over you, but they won't keep you from being roasted like a turkey in an oven if you're in the flames for more than a couple of minutes.


04ac36 No.7605986

>>7605574

This. House should be concrete dome structure, or a series of them. As a bonus, it will also resist hurricanes and tornados.


04ac36 No.7605991

>>7605761

build it out of water tbh




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