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  • #16
    Originally posted by CountryBoy19 View Post

    I'm on a low recovery well which means practically no water available for a sprinkler system etc. No creek/river nearby except one that only has surface water after heavy rains.

    Yes, primary concern is class A fires but B & C are possible. I have class A/C water mist extinguishers for the house (I would rather have a water mess vs ABC powder and risk of a B fire in the house is slim). Bc I'm rural, on a farm, a B fire would be possible although low risk. The use of a foam type extinguisher would cover A & B for outside farm/shop use.


    They do make tank and pump for NFPA 13D home systems::



    https://h2home.us/?gclid=EAIaIQobChM...iAAEgIJTvD_BwE



    At least do a NFPA 13D and save the people inside, might control the fire till the FD gets there.

    NFPA 13D is mainly for people to get out of the house, and not save the property. There is a possibility working with a good fire sprinkler company to beef up the system and protect every enclosure in the house. The only area that would be unprotected is the attic. If you were in a location that did not freeze, more than likely the attic could be included.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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    • #17
      It looks like a water supply for sprinklers, firefighting, etc. is the big issue. Until you solve the lack of water supply for sprinklers, firefighting, etc. you will be at a disadvantage.

      Is your area subject to freezing? If you could install a water tank with a heater, that may allow you to have a water supply for sprinklers.

      A trailer with a suitable water tank, pump and adequate hose, could be used for exterior firefighting.

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