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FIREPROOFING CLOTH

Into 3 pints water mix

  • 1 cup ammonium chloride (available from drugstore or chemical suppy house)
  • 1/2 cup ammonium phosphate (available from a garden supply store)

Soak cloth well and let dry.

This preparation can be used for clothing, tents, awnings and other textiles.

FIREPROOFING WOOD

(Important Note: Preparation will not make it impossible for wood to burn, just hard for the wood to catch fire.)

Into 2 quarts water, mix

  • 1/2 cup zinc chloride (available from feed and grain dealer)
  • 1/4 cup ferric chloride (available from chemical supply house)
  • 3 tablespoons boric acid (available from drugstore) and
  • 3 tablespoons ammonium phosphate (available from garden supply store)

Spray or brush on 2 or 3 coats.

This preparation can be used in buildings, for outdoor furniture, camping equipment,etc.

FIREPROOFING CHRISTMAS TREES

Into 1 gallon water mix

  • 1 cup ammonium sulphate (available from garden supply store)
  • 1/2 cup boric acid (available from drugstore) and
  • 2 tablespoons borax (available from grocery or hardware store)

Mix well. Pour into a spray bottle. Spritz on tree and pour the remainder into the tree stand instead of in water.

KEEPING CHIMNEY FLUE FREE OF SOOT

Mix 1 cup salt with 1 cup zinc oxide powder (available at ceramic shop or drugstore) and sprinkle on hot fire. This will help keep the chimney flue clean.

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