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    Saw a military fuel truck heading out of town. Good to see things are getting done.
    We’ve had tons of army heading to Bairnsdale this week


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    We are down at Wiseleigh this weekend with our daughter. The run down the highway was pretty much empty yesterday on the road, couple of those big army vehicles coming the other way. Its still and smokey with a high alert today - temps circa 39degC and a wind change around 4pm, so thats the danger time. Driving thru Sarsfield which is between Bairnsdale and Bruthen was very sad seeing the decimation of what was a beautiful little community, now mostly gone. I set up a fire pumping system yesterday and long hoses, and we are heading into Bairnsdale this morning before the heat to get some more gear to look at perimeter sprays for the house.
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    Stay safe, Phil. Get Gal or copper for pipes and risers, with brass sprinklers. I know a bloke that used plastic and nearly lost the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    Stay safe, Phil. Get Gal or copper for pipes and risers, with brass sprinklers. I know a bloke that used plastic and nearly lost the house.
    Thanks Craig. I was going to run the under eve ring main in upvc with physical protection from the IR due to the facia board. The sprinkler heads are probably going to be brass as you suggest. I am running thru the details of cellphone remote activation using readily avail devices such as power and water valve devices. I have the challenge that I am a long way away from my daughters home and her husband is not on the same page as I am with this stuff. I will give some thought to the metal ring main, certainly could easily run in either a shed 10 or elec conduit.

    I have just set up an elec pump and 75m of 18mm hose, heaps of flow and pressure gets water up and onto the centre of the roof.
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    When I lived in the bush up on the NSW coast it was the eaves and gutters that were the most common source of problems.
    The embers would land and end up in the rain gutters and the leaf litter and crap would set fire to the eaves and after that it was like a chimney effect.
    One strategy was block the down pipes and fill the gutters with water.
    Thankfully didn't have that problem in the N.T. as no gutters 'cause it rains too much so no ignition source and trusses were steel 'cause of termites.

    In the black christmas fires in Sydney in 2001 a major issue on the Central Coast was loss of water pressure when the placcy sprinkler timers on garden taps melted.
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    Just made a call to 000 for a re-ignition of a log in the burnt out area behind my daughters place. Admittedly the crew station is less than a kilometre from here but we had a fire truck and 5 Delph or old des trucks on site within about 3 minutes of the call, absolutely amazing response, luckily it's pretty quiet here and the rain has just started, greatly reassuring to say the least
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    Quote Originally Posted by the evil twin View Post
    When I lived in the bush up on the NSW coast it was the eaves and gutters that were the most common source of problems.
    The embers would land and end up in the rain gutters and the leaf litter and crap would set fire to the eaves and after that it was like a chimney effect.
    One strategy was block the down pipes and fill the gutters with water.
    Thankfully didn't have that problem in the N.T. as no gutters 'cause it rains too much so no ignition source and trusses were steel 'cause of termites.

    In the black christmas fires in Sydney in 2001 a major issue on the Central Coast was loss of water pressure when the placcy sprinkler timers on garden taps melted.
    Thanks ET, am certainly getting stoppers for the down pipes and taking on board the plastic timer issue. Once again, things like these details can bring a plan unstuck if not addressed. I will push pretty hard for a risk based assessment and appropriate level of protection as I will be funding it, so it should not get too much pushback from the son in law.
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    Hopefully you are getting some decent rain looking at the radar.
    Wife's in-laws live just north west of Swan Reach on the Bruthen-Swan Reach Road, they have been on tender hooks for the last week or so.
    Had about 2 hours of steady rain here in the southern burbs.

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    Bit of lightning, light infrequent rain but with luck this will increase tonight
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    Rained for about 6hrs last night, nice and steady, cleared the air totally and deep soaked the area. Risk level now down to community advice level, everyone in our house feeling a bit happier, but they still need to be vigilant in the coming months.
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