|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.
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
|CAN I USE WELL
||Yes, BARRICADE can be used with well water.
BARRICADE DANGEROUS? WHAT DO I NEED TO BE CONCERNED
||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
IS THE SHELF LIFE OF BARRICADE
||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.
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
Summer, 1998 -
"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
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
||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
|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.
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.
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