My state is on FIRE!!!!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    According to Wunderground, we have had 2.59" of precip in 2012. Average to date is 7.08". This is worse than '02 when we had the huge Hayman fire. Average temp for today is 82, today it hit 100. I believe we have hit over 100 only a handful of times in recorded history.
    http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KCOS/2012/6/23/DailyHistory.html

    And my customers are wondering WHY their grass is dry :dizzy: Oh, I can make it green. And their wallet will carry a lot less green.
     
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    have a good trip

    good for you
     
  3. My sisters house that you might remember from my butchered manifold is in the middle of that high park fire. It will be another month before they are even allowed to see if it's still standing.
     
  4. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seeing as this is posted by the sprinkler guys, what do you guys think about systems designed to protect buildings.

    We just had a fire near our cabin in the UP of Michigan.

    I have read before of companies that specialize in forest fire protection, and part of their packages was a sprinkler system of sorts, that wets the roof of the building, and a distance around the structure.

    I am thinking of designing one for my cabin. I am thinking of finding a impact type sprinkler that is made of brass on all 4 corners of the cabin, with one in the center.
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  5. 1idejim

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    http://roofsaversprinklers.com/

    http://www.onestopfire.com/
     
  6. Wet_Boots

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    the nice folks at Rain Jet made a roof sprinkler - it looked like any other of the brass heads they made, but it delivered a full-circle pattern in a flat spray
     
  7. My sister in Bozeman has fire protected her house. Remove all trees within 40 yards and establish an irrigated turf around it as well. No irrigation for the roof though. I doubt roof top irrigation would have done much good for my sister in the high park fire. Once power got cut off then nothing was going to run the pump. The trees came right up to her house and it was an intense fire as well. They used a metal roof and adobe exterior walls. It will be interesting to see what survived.
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  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I remember living in a California house that had wood roof shingles - great material choice
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    in the great state of jefferson or in that other part with all the people?
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    http://www.onestopfire.com/

    where these come in pete. either a cas powered pump or a generator to power the well for fire only. generators for fire are test started monthly. :)
     

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