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who burns out spider webs with a MAP torch(or similar implement)?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by desertrat67, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. desertrat67

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    Well, for several years I have burned out any spiders, webs and egg sacks that I have found around my house or my motorpool when I was at Ft Bliss. I used to do the aerosol can and lighter method, then I bought a MAP torch for the shop and quickly realized its potential at being a much safer way of doing this.

    That wsa until last Thursday.

    I caught the house on fire. behind the siding. The fire dept took a chainsaw and axe to my wall. The damn thing only smoldered, but it smoldered into the AC intake and filled the house with smoke. Now unfortunately I have to pay for the repairs and have a house that smells a bit like a campfire.

    So, let this be a lesson to you all: Don't do burn out spiders or at least pay closer attention when you do and have an extinguisher ready.
     
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    I just use a vacuum.
     
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    are you from Alabama or have you just become like them?
     
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    If its inside thats what I do. Outside they get a spray with some carb cleaner or brake cleaner. The webs disappear shortly after that.
     
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    Inside I just brush them away. Outside I let em be, Manitoba's provinical bird is the mosquito, and spider eat em.
     
  6. desertrat67

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    NO, I AM NOT FROM ALABAMA!! SoCal here. Everyone is a little red neck inside.
     
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    Yup being a fireman is great! Get to break things at peoples houses when they light it on fire!

    Oh, I have the house sprayed once a month so we don't have any bugs here.

    For the record, I have never had a redneck inside of me. I am sorry you have, sounds like it must have hurt!
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha:Squeel for me boy....
     
  9. desertrat67

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    Hmm, should have seen that comming from you guys.
     
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    Did you get the bill yet? :haha:
     
  12. desertrat67

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    no, but it won't be too much. The housing manager is working with us to make it as cheep as possible. My house will be renovated(down to the frame and additions made) when I leave this summer, so they aren't trying to put a lot of effort into it. Just enough to make it livable until I leave.
     
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    I use one of those little blue hand held torchs at work all the time to do that in our shop, Course everything in there is tin
     
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    Carb cleaner and a lighter works great.
     
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    I used to do that. Then I got this torch and realized how much more control I had. Push the button and BAMM! you have flame.
     
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    Looks like you had a little much flame.

    I only burn the ones on my patio. I smash or vaccuum the ones inside the house.
     
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    it was outside the front door
     
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    This is why I will always have a job!!! :D
     
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    rednecks like myself are great job security for firemen.:haha:
     
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    hehe, me too! I like to burn em too! I think I got the idea when I was a kid and watched one of the James Bond flicks, he used some hairspray and a lighter to dispose of a snake, I think it was...that planted the seed and I had to try it out! Tried harspray, spraypaint, WD40 and eventually carb cleaner and anything else I could lay my hands on!
     

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