SoCal BS Thread

How long until Permaban trades in for a full size tow pig?

  • 1-3 months

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • 6-12 months

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Next weekend

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • After the first trip out with the trailer

    Votes: 11 78.6%

  • Total voters
    14

theesotericone

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If anything drag a hose and a sprinkler up there, but don't use it until you absolutely have to. Don't fuck up the water pressure for the FD.
Every truck has a pump on it. Contrary to popular belief higher pressure actually creates less volume. For any given diameter pipe as pressure goes up volume goes down. Friction is the cause of that part of fluid dynamics. Unless everyone on that system opens all hydrants at the sme time the FD will have plenty of pressure to fill tanks.

If water storage for the community system becomes low enough that they are worried about running out of water they will bypass the filtration plants. Then they give everyone a boil water notice until the fire is over.


if it gets wild, for about 200 buck you can run to HD and build a PVC sprinkler system for your roof. we did that a few years ago when we got evacuated for the Sand Canyon fire in 16. best part was after the fire, we left them on and i swear it cooled the house down 20 deg
In a pinch clamping off the end of a garden hose and drilling 1/8" holes every foot give you a pretty good margin of protection. Just leave that fucker on the roof with the water turned on. Anything the stop embers from igniting is better then nothing.


probably voluntary. X2 on the don’t cross the line. They blocked me off last year
That's why I didn't leave during the "mandatory" evac for the Pleasant Fire in 2018. It got within 1/2 mile of my house. I talked to the sheriff and told him I had no intention of leaving and I knew the law. A mandatory evac isn't mandatory. Once you leave they will not let you back in but they can't forcibly remove you from your property. I turned on my lawn sprinklers and got on the roof with a garden hose. I was the only one in my neighborhood for 12 hours. I also had my rig ready to go should the wind switch at all.




@AssBurns Keep updating. Get all your important shit packed in the tow rig and get your rig hooked up to it. If it's still a mile out your probably fine but use the time just in case.
 

AssBurns

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So far it’s heading the opposite direction from me as of the last few hours. Still over 2 miles away at the nearest point from what I am seeing. I’m really not worried about it but it’s still something I need to pay attention to. Luckily wind shifted away from me so smoke isn’t bad at all anymore. It was terrible early this morning.
 

theesotericone

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So far it’s heading the opposite direction from me as of the last few hours. Still over 2 miles away at the nearest point from what I am seeing. I’m really not worried about it but it’s still something I need to pay attention to. Luckily wind shifted away from me so smoke isn’t bad at all anymore. It was terrible early this morning.
I just watched about 30 minutes of fire footage from ABC7 taken a little over an hour ago. It's burning through retardant lines like they don't exist. It's not gonna be slowed anytime soon. CAFire is reporting 385 personal on scene. That's only enough for trying to save homes. It's not even close to what they'll need to get any containment. The winds look like they should keep pushing it away from you but stay safe bro.
 

theesotericone

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Shits huge!! I can see flames from my yard here and there. No smoke smell because wind is blowing away from us.

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Yep. It's gonna get a lot bigger before it's over. Last reports are just over 4000 acres. That's a double in size in less then 8 hours. Let's just hope the winds stay in your favor.
 

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Shits huge!! I can see flames from my yard here and there. No smoke smell because wind is blowing away from us.

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That's crazy. I remember when the hills behind Brea were on fire. Probably about 12 years ago. We could see the flames from my roof and it was a good 10-15 miles away. Little close for comfort where you are. Hopefully the winds stay in your favor, but if they change be ready to move fast. Fire that big isn't gonna stop for anything and it's the ambers that are gonna light the houses on fire before the fire even gets to them.
 
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