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Thursday August 02, 2007

 

 


DO YOU HAVE A VIDEO THAT SHOWS HOW TO USE THE HOME FIRE DEFENSE SYSTEM, THE QUIK ATAK SYSTEM AND THE ATAK PAK SYSTEM? 
   Yes we have developed an instructional video for all of   the above.  The video is included when you place your order.  You may view the video if you have RealPlayer installed, by clicking on your choice to the right.  
WHERE SHOULD I SPRAY THE BARRICADE® WHEN A FIRE IS COMING?
BARRICADE can be used on houses, shake roofs, decks, doors, windows, eaves, fences, outbuildings, sheds, dog houses, log piles, brush, shrubbery, trees, haystacks, cars, boats, grilles, LP and propane tanks.  Remember, it is not so important to completely encase your home in gel.  The eaves, windows, doors, decks and wood shake roofs are most important to coat.  Asphalt shingles do not need to be coated unless a tree or so other exposure is nearby.

Note: Defensible space is very important. 30 feet around the structure is recommended.

HOW MUCH  BARRICADE DO I NEED? 
This will require a little calculating on your part.  Each 1¼ gallon container of  BARRICADE concentrate will coat 500-700 square feet of area.  The area you cover depends on how thickly you apply the product.  A ¼ inch covering is recommended. The average home will take between three and five 1¼ gallon containers of BARRICADE concentrate.

Note: When coating brush, trees and plants or creating fire-breaks, the 500-700 square feet of coverage area will not apply.
CAN I USE WELL WATER? 
Yes, BARRICADE can be used with well water.
IS  BARRICADE DANGEROUS?  WHAT DO I NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT? 
BARRICADE is a very safe product.  It will not harm you or the environment.   it states that the concentrate can be irritating to the skin and eyes.  If it does get on your skin or in your eyes, simply flush with water.

Note: BARRICADE  is very slippery.  The potential for slips and falls are significant.  Use the utmost care when applying BARRICADE.  If you are applying BARRICADE to your roof, we recommend that you apply it from the safety of a ladder.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF BARRICADE  CONCENTRATE? 
BARRICADE can be stored safely for a maximum of 3 years.  BARRICADE is very similar to paint as some of the product will settle to the bottom.  We recommend that you shake it every three to four months.  BARRICADE should be shaken vigorously for a minimum of two minutes before use.
DOES IT HURT THE BARRICADE CONCENTRATE IF IT FREEZES OR GETS TOO HOT DURING STORAGE? 
We do not recommend allowing the concentrate to freeze or get to temperatures above 120° Fahrenheit.  Repeated exposure to these temperatures could have a negative effect on our product.

 

Summer, 1998 - Florida

       "Elvis" was too scared to come out of his doghouse as wildfire approached, so his doghouse and the surrounding area was sprayed with BARRICADE.  As you can see, the doghouse was saved from the fire, and so was "Elvis"!

ONCE I APPLY  BARRICADE HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT IT TO LAST? 
Depending on weather conditions such as sunlight, wind and humidity, BARRICADE can be expected to last from a minimum of 6-8 hours to a maximum of 24-36 hours. The thicker you apply the gel the longer it will last.  We recommend that after its initial application, you lightly mist the gel with water.  The applied gel is under-hydrated and it will continue to swell and offer additional protection.  
Note: If the BARRICADE gel begins to dry out it can become re-hydrated by misting it lightly with water.

HOW MUCH WATER PRESSURE (PSI) DO I NEED TO USE THE HOME FIRE DEFENSE SYSTEM? 
The BARRICADE Home Fire Defense System requires a minimum of 30 PSI at the nozzle to operate properly.  Homeowners who have a private well should adjust their pumps to achieve this pressure.  

HOW MUCH REACH DO I HAVE WITH THE NOZZLE ON THE HOME FIRE DEFENSE KIT? 
This depends on how much water pressure you have.  A pump supplying 30 PSI will give you about ten feet of reach.  A pump supplying 50 PSI will provide 15-20 feet of reach.

HOW THICK SHOULD THE GEL BE APPLIED? 
We recommend coating the object until it is white.  This usually means a coating of about ¼" thick.

HOW DO I CLEAN UP AFTER USING BARRICADE? 
When the danger has passed, rinse the BARRICADE gel off with plain water and a pressure nozzle.  It will take a while to rinse off the BARRICADE, especially if you have applied a very thick coating.  Basically what you are doing is over hydrating the product until it breaks down.  If the BARRICADE® gel has been left on for an extended period of time re-wet the gel and let it re-hydrate.  This will make it easier to clean off.  In a worse case scenario it may have to be pressure cleaned.

WILL THE BARRICADE GEL HURT THE PAINT ON MY HOUSE?
On a well maintained home the BARRICADE gel will not affect the paint.  On a home or object that has not been painted in many years, the BARRICADE gel will actually clean the painted surface.  This may cause it to look different than the rest of the painted surface.

HOW DO I CLEAN MY HOME FIRE DEFENSE SYSTEM AFTER EACH USE?
Once you have completed using the Home Fire Defense System, the entire unit should be disassembled.  Each component should be flushed thoroughly with water until all BARRICADE residue is gone.  NOTE:  Soaking the components in warm or hot water will make the cleanup easier.  P

 

 

 

 

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