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Old 10-29-2007, 06:57 PM
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Its a good thing I love beer!

A very good thing.... but imagine my surprise a little while ago when I decided to go out to my garage fridge and grab a cold one... I open the door and my garage is FULL OF SMOKE! I look down on the bottom step and immediately see the source. See, my wife smokes, and she just so happens to smoke in the garage, and when she's done, she puts her cigarette butts in the "ashtray", in which this case is an old plastic garbage can setting beside the steps leading in to my garage... So I open the garage door, grab the dam "ashtray" and its so darn hot in it the bottom falls out dropping hot plastic and red hot cig butts all over the place. Alright, so now I'm pissed... Lucky for me I have a handy dandy fire extiguisher about 3 feet away over my work bench, and quickly douse the flaming embers in a hail of some really nasty smelling (and tasting) powdery chit! Went in the house, grabbed a bucket of water and proceeded to douse everything down real good for good measure. Ok, tragedy averted... But it really pissed me off, it was right next to my recycle containers, there was a phone book on the step above it.... and only about a foot and a half from the front of my truck!!! And to think, if I didn't love to drink beer it would have been much worse. God, I love beer Don't think the wife will be smokin' in the garage much anymore... or at least she'd better figure out a better place to dispose of her butts!
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Glad that ya caught it quick. Beer is always the lifesaver. I wish I could smoke in the garage. Always outside for me.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:06 PM
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only rule I have is no smoking in the house, I hate that. Don't care about in the garage, but if she can't keep her butts picked up she can smoke outside from now on... Hell, I'm just mad. I'm sure she'll take better care of them from now on, especially now that I woke her up right afterwards and told her she started a fire... She wasn't sure to believe me at first until I said go out in the garage and have a look! Stinks like hell out there now with all the soggy butts and ABC extinguisher powder. I suppose I'd better go clean it up before I go to bed.
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glad it didnt end up being worse buddy....and as i take a sip of mine....god bless beer!!!
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only rule I have is no smoking in the house, I hate that. Don't care about in the garage, but if she can't keep her butts picked up she can smoke outside from now on... Hell, I'm just mad. I'm sure she'll take better care of them from now on, especially now that I woke her up right afterwards and told her she started a fire... She wasn't sure to believe me at first until I said go out in the garage and have a look! Stinks like hell out there now with all the soggy butts and ABC extinguisher powder. I suppose I'd better go clean it up before I go to bed.
ABC powder smells like goat butt. Smoldering butts smell worse. I have a problem with not emptying my butt kits (coffee cans). In the summer I routinely try to catch the yard on fire. It is usually the smell of the smoldering butts that get my attention. Just glad ya caught it before it got bad.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:32 PM
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Dang Bud..........Glad you made that trip to tha garage! Could have been bad!!
Glad my bride and I don't have that habit!!
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I have a steel 5 gal can 1/2 full of sand for buts in my garage..I dont smoke but alot of my friends do and so does my other 1/2.. you cant catch a steel can or sand on fire... just a thought..
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:22 PM
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I have a steel 5 gal can 1/2 full of sand for buts in my garage..I dont smoke but alot of my friends do and so does my other 1/2.. you cant catch a steel can or sand on fire... just a thought..
What he said! Throw some sand in there!

Hooray for beer!
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:12 PM
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I have a steel 5 gal can 1/2 full of sand for buts in my garage..I dont smoke but alot of my friends do and so does my other 1/2.. you cant catch a steel can or sand on fire... just a thought..
Yeah, Today I took an old paint can and filled it up with some cat litter for the ashtray.... I also went to walmart and bought another smoke alarm and installed it out there. Don't know why in the heck I didn't have one before. If I had one last night, being I was awake I'm sure I would have heard it. And I'm sooooo glad it wasn't any worse. Another 5 or 10 minutes would have been a different story.
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Glad you caught it!!! Smoldering "butts" are def a smell you can't ignore!!! Even with amount of rain we get there are times in the winter and fall the coffee cans catch on "fire" and I can smell them. ICK! I'm kinda a smart a$$ but I won't tell you what my initial thought was.....
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