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Re: Almost burnt one of my Fords to the ground yesterday

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I'll bet the adrenalin was a pumpin there for awhile. Then after you get going again you start imagining you smell smoke for awhile. You did the right thing by having water along. I get on my soapbox a little too much about it, but I've seen a lot of small combine fires put out by just a splash of water where a chemical one would just blow the embers around. A couple of jugs of water somewhere on the combine can stop a small fire or put out glowing dust before it gets big. The garden sprayer can spray it into crevices if there's a fire inside somewhere.Another thing I didn't know until a couple of years ago is to only use a carbon dioxide extinguisher if electronic boards are in the area. The powder in a dry one might short out the boards when you get the machine going again. They are not cheap. I replaced a $5000 circuit board on a combine a few years ago. Jim

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