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Old Apr 27th 2005, 10:43 am   #1
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Daft question - I just read that Victoria has imposed a Total Fire Ban. Does that just mean camp fires etc or does it even mean BBQ's (coals and/or gas)?
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Old Apr 27th 2005, 11:28 am   #2
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Not a Daft question at all.


General Advice on a Day of Total Fire Ban

Tools and Equipment

Tools and equipment that use a naked flame or generate sparks such as welding or grinding, must not be used in the open air.

If essential works are required to be done a special permit may be issued, after a thorough investigation of each application. Apply to your CFA Regional Office.

All barbecues which use solid fuel such as wood, charcoal or briquettes are banned. This includes closed oven or kettle-type appliances.

Gas and electric barbecues provided in public reserves/campsites may be used providing:

the barbecue is electric or gas fired
the barbecue is fixed permanent structure
the area for 3 metres around and above the barbeque is completely cleared of flammable material
an adult is in attendance at all times
a hose connected to a reticulated water supply or vessel containing at least 10 litres of water is on hand.


Portable gas and electric barbecues may be used provided:
the barbecue is located within 20 metres of a permanent dwelling (mobile homes, caravans or tents are not classified as permanent dwellings)
the area for 3 metres around and above the barbeque is completely cleared of flammable material
an adult is in attendance at all times
a hose connected to a reticulated water supply or vessel containing at least 10 litres of water is on hand.
 
Old Apr 27th 2005, 11:30 am   #3
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http://cfaonline.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycf...cTotalFireBans
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All barbecues which use solid fuel such as wood, charcoal or briquettes are banned. This includes closed oven or kettle-type appliances.

Gas and electric barbecues provided in public reserves/campsites may be used providing:

the barbecue is electric or gas fired
the barbecue is fixed permanent structure
the area for 3 metres around and above the barbeque is completely cleared of flammable material
an adult is in attendance at all times
a hose connected to a reticulated water supply or vessel containing at least 10 litres of water is on hand.
Portable gas and electric barbecues may be used provided:

the barbecue is located within 20 metres of a permanent dwelling (mobile homes, caravans or tents are not classified as permanent dwellings)
the area for 3 metres around and above the barbeque is completely cleared of flammable material
an adult is in attendance at all times
a hose connected to a reticulated water supply or vessel containing at least 10 litres of water is on hand.
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Old Apr 27th 2005, 11:38 am   #4
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Old Apr 27th 2005, 12:10 pm   #5
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Old Apr 27th 2005, 12:14 pm   #6
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but some great minds are quicker than others
Wouldn't that mean one is Great and the other just medioca ( Not sure how to spell it)
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Not a Daft question at all.


General Advice on a Day of Total Fire Ban

Tools and Equipment

Tools and equipment that use a naked flame or generate sparks such as welding or grinding, must not be used in the open air.

If essential works are required to be done a special permit may be issued, after a thorough investigation of each application. Apply to your CFA Regional Office.

All barbecues which use solid fuel such as wood, charcoal or briquettes are banned. This includes closed oven or kettle-type appliances.

Gas and electric barbecues provided in public reserves/campsites may be used providing:

the barbecue is electric or gas fired
the barbecue is fixed permanent structure
the area for 3 metres around and above the barbeque is completely cleared of flammable material
an adult is in attendance at all times
a hose connected to a reticulated water supply or vessel containing at least 10 litres of water is on hand.


Portable gas and electric barbecues may be used provided:
the barbecue is located within 20 metres of a permanent dwelling (mobile homes, caravans or tents are not classified as permanent dwellings)
the area for 3 metres around and above the barbeque is completely cleared of flammable material
an adult is in attendance at all times
a hose connected to a reticulated water supply or vessel containing at least 10 litres of water is on hand.
So, would that mean that you could not use a BBQ in your back yard, if it was a charcoal or briquettes one
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Wouldn't that mean one is Great and the other just medioca ( Not sure how to spell it)
Hmm, might do, but then again it might just mean that one is on broadband and the other on dial-up!!!!
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So, would that mean that you could not use a BBQ in your back yard, if it was a charcoal or briquettes one
I'd say so, from that.
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So, would that mean that you could not use a BBQ in your back yard, if it was a charcoal or briquettes one
Yeah thats exactly what it means. If we ever get a total fire ban on Xmas day its gonna knock a lot of peoples plans up in the air.
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Hmm, might do, but then again it might just mean that one is on broadband and the other on dial-up!!!!
and 1.5Mb broadband connection at that

I will bow to Pollys superior fire knowledge anyday though.
 
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Yeah thats exactly what it means. If we ever get a total fire ban on Xmas day its gonna knock a lot of peoples plans up in the air.
Has anyone guessed why Gas BBQ's are really popular in this country ? (almost every house has one)
 
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Has anyone guessed why Gas BBQ's are really popular in this country ? (almost every house has one)
My thoughts as well. Great alternative to using a hob and oven if you live in a house.
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My thoughts as well. Great alternative to using a hob and oven if you live in a house.
My wife uses ours for most of her cooking in the summer, as it doesn't heat the inside of the house up whilst cooking.

But that's using one of those 6 burner ones with Hood, and side burner ring.
 
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My wife uses ours for most of her cooking in the summer, as it doesn't heat the inside of the house up whilst cooking.

But that's using one of those 6 burner ones with Hood, and side burner ring.
Careful! This may turn into a "my BBQ is bigger than yours thread".

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