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8 September 9, 2009 Your Hometown Newspaper Bath County News-Outlook Downo L. Cyr and Steven B. Johnson, Ph.D., Univer- sity ol Maine Cooperative Extension Accidents in the handling, use and stora ge of gasoline, gasohol, diesel fuel, LP- gas and other petroleum products (solvents, paint thinners and naphtha) can result in serious fires and explosions. The chances of fire or explosion can be re- duced by following safety precautions and by keeping fuel storage facilities in top condition. 1. Never store fuel in food or drink containers. 2. Locate fuel storage tanks away from buildings. 3. Watch for leaks or de- terioration in fuel storage and delivery equipment. 4. Keep fuels away from children. Flammable Liq- uids and Gases. Gasoline, diesel fuel, LP gas, degreas- ing solvents, paint solvents and certain paints are among flammable materi- als found on most farms. Keep these liquids away from open flames and mo- tors that might spark. Keep all petroleum storage and handling equipment in good condition and out of reach of chi dren Inspect for eaks, deterioration or damage. Never store fuel in food or drink containers. When transferring farm fuels, bond the containers to each other, and ground the one being dispensed from to prevent sparks from static electricity. Clean up spills right away and put oily rags in a tight- ly covered metal container. Change your clothes im- mediately if you get oil or solvents on them. smal amount in a labeled safety can on the floor of the back seat. Roll down the windows so moving air can sweep away vapors. Before cutting or welding a fuel tank, fill it with wa- ter to drive out any linger- ing residue or vapor. Many explosions have resulted from using a torch on a tank that was thought to be empty. Refueling Be cautious during refu- eling. Fires and explosions can happen. Besides being a fire hazard, spilled fuel can cause irritation and discomfort if it contacts the skin. Breathing an excess of fuel vapor often causes diz- ziness and headache. When arriving to refuel, drive up to the fuel pump or storage tank slowly. Be careful not to bump it. Turn off the engine, and extin- guish smoking materials. If the engine is hot, allow it to cool for a few minutes. Position yourself so you can refuel without slipping or becoming fatigued. Re- move the fuel cap slowly and allow the pressure to dissipate. Avoid over filling. Allow any spilled fuel to evapo- rate before starting the engine. After releasing the nozzle valve to shut off fuel flow, keep the nozzle in the filler opening a few mo- ments to allow it to emp- ty. Check vents to be sure they're not clogged, and replace the filler cap. Then lock up the pumps so chil- dren and other unauthor- ized persons cannot pump fuel. Refuel small equipment outside - never "n an en- In for empty containers that held flammable or combus- tible liquids. Vapors might still be present. Store these liquids in approved con- tainers in well-ventilated areas away from heat and sparks. Be sure all containers for flammable and com- bustible liquids are clearly and correctly marked. Read and heed directions on all product containers, not- ing flammability and safety precautions. Do not keep gasoline in- side the home or transport it in the trunks of auto- mobiles or recreation ve- hicles. If gasoline must be transported, carry only a addition, watch out closed area. A funnel will make the job easier when using a safety can. Wipe up spills and allow the excess to evaporate before starting the engine. Before resuming work, put the safety can back into safe storage. Aboveground Tanks An aboveground storage facility is cost effective. The tanks are movable and ground water or limited flooding has little effect on them. Above ground storage tanks must be sturdy and designed for fuel storage. They should be 40 feet or more from buildings. A tank too near a burning building could explode and spread the fire. Mount a tank elevated for gravity dis- charge on sturdy supports placed on a firm, level sur- face. Keep the area clear of weeds and trash to reduce fire risk. Remind machin- ery operators to stay away from the support structure and to not bump it when pulling up to refuel. Unless tanks are located in a shaded spot or have overhead canopies to shield the sun, evaporation losses can be sizable. Use a pressure-vacuum relief valve (rather than the standard vented cap). Salety Cans A labeled safety con- tainer is made of heavy- gauge metal and has a cap that automatically closes to prevent a spill if the can is dropped or tipped over. The squat shape makes a safety can difficult to tip. A pressure-relief valve opens when vapor pressure in- side the can reaches three to five pounds per square inch. A flash arresting screen in the filler open- ing and pouring spout will reduce the possibility of a spark, which could cause a fire or explosion. Label fuel containers ac- cording to their contents. Do not risk confusing die- sel fuel and gasoline. Paint gasoline cans red and diesel cans green. Store cans in a cool, well-ventilated place, away from living quarters and ignition sources. LP Gas Label fuel containers ac- cording to their contents. The fire or explosion hazard with LP gas usually involves leaks or failures in the sys- tem, improper transfer of liquid from one tank to an- other, or accidents where tanks or lines are ruptured. Also, an LP tank involved in a building, trash or trac- tor fire can greatly inten- sify such a fire or even ex- plode. Large LP storage tanks should be at least 50 feet from the nearest building and 20 or more feet from other aboveground fuel tanks. Provide and maintain solid foundations to support LP-gas tanks so they won't settle or tip and break or damage connections. Equip the storage tank with a liquid-fill hose and a vapor-return hose. If the va- por escapes into the atmo- sphere, a fire or explosive danger is created. There- fore, when you fill your fuel tank, the vapor from the top should be fed back into the storage tank. Be alert for leaks in the LP-gas system. Protect gauges and regulators from weather and dirt. If you smell gas, turn off valve(s) at the tank(s). Open win- dows and doors to venti- late the building, and don't switch on anything electri- cal. Get everyone out, and call a technician to find and fix the leak. More Safety Reminders Keep all equipment used for petroleum storage and handling in good condi- tion. Watch for leaks, dete- rioration or damage. Make needed repairs or replace faulty components immedi- ately. Keep cap vents clean and free, and tank and safe- ty can pressure-relief valves functional. If fuel is spilled on your clothing, go outside, away from any ignition source ORAPmc DF IGNER+ Wa ed / wspaper Offiee I1c in+eres+ea Con+ac+ Melissa Mi+chell P. O. Box 2.-/?_ Carlisle, Iz--3 4-0511 or Email a+ melissae+hecarlislemercur3.com or 859-~89-6q-?_5 and allow the clothing to dry. If more than a little is spilled, remove the gar- ment, and wash the fuel from your skin to avoid ir- ritation. When siphoning fuel, use a pump. Never use your mouth. A mouthful of gasoline or diesel fuel could be fatal, especially if it gets into your lungs. Also avoid excessive inhalation of gas- oline vapor. Each year, sev- eral children are poisoned after accidentally ingesting gasoline or other petroleum products. Protect your fuel facilities so children can- not draw out any fuel. The facility should be off limits. Warn children sternly about playing with matches in fuel areas. Keep gas cans out of their reach, and never store fuel in food or drink con- tainers. When servicing ma- chinery, check the fuel sys- tem for leaks. Double check connections to be sure they are secure and leak-free after changing fuel filters or performing other work requiring disconnecting or removing a fuel line or fuel system component. Turn off oil heaters before refueling. ' Make sure the filler cap is replaced and tightened. Set portable heaters away from combustibles where they cannot be tipped over. Motor oil and grease are considerably less flammable than engine fu- els, but they will burn. Keep them away from ignition sources. Following these safety tips on the handling, use and storage of gasoline and other farm fuels will help to prevent fires and explosions. Gateway Community Action Head Start Program Req uest for Proposal Gateway Community Action's Head Start Program requests proposals from vendo?s interested in the removal of carpeting and the installation of tile and baseboard in a Head Start facility located in Bath County. Vendors interested in receiving a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP), should contact the Head Start Director at 606-743-3133 extension 114 to request a proposal packet. Ga teway Head Start reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. All proposals remain the property of Gateway Head Start. No proposal may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the date October 2, 2009. Proposals, hand delivered or mailed, will be accepted no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 2, 2009. They may be hand delivered or mailed to: PO Box 367, 124 College Street, West Liberty, Ky, 41472. Pleasure Ridge Apartments Sharpsburg, Ky Now Taking Applications for Elderly Rent based on 30% of income Contact: 606-247-2254 September 10, 2009 We do not discriminate against I~bl a~+icants on the basis of race +f COlOr. sex sexual orientation or preference, disability, age, veteran statue, aatlona ongln, relg+on, or political efliliatior AUCTION NOTICE Rt. 52 Ripley, Oh. 45167 Sun. Sept. 13th 10:00 New Building Supplies Plus Over 40,000 Sq. Ft. of Flooring Beautiful Hardwood Flooring Ceramic Tile - Laminate Carpet & Pad - Vinyl Great Selection of Kitchen Cabinets - Ext. & Int. Doors - Several Matching Sets of Windows - Comp. Decking - Treated & Dimensional Lumber - Trim Scratch & Dent Appliances Lg. Asst. of Concrete Access. - Material Spreader '01 Lincoln LS Loaded & More Call or See Web for Complete List & Terms Towler's Auction Service Inc. Mike Towler - Auctioneer 513-309-7779 www.towlersauctioninc.com www.auctionzip.com #12784 Saturday, September 12th @ 10:30 a.m. Located between Mt. Sterling and Owingsville, Ky on US 60. From 1-64 Exit 113 in Mt. Sterling take Hwy 60 East 5.5 miles to the farm. SO minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park. 346.64 ACRES Trailers & Tractors Large contiguous tract on productive rolling land with a good cover of mixed grasses. Located near the well known Flat Creek area of Bath County. Plenty of shade for livestock. Several ponds and natural springs throughout the farm, as well as public waterline. Hunters take note of the abundance of wildlife and privacy. IMPROVEMENTS: New 300' x 40' clear span metal sided horse barn with a 16' attached shed. 55 to 57 stall capacity. 20' wide hallway and a 2 bedroom unfinished apartment. A 7 Bent tobacco or stock barn currently used to work livestock. A 2" waterline runs back to the 2nd barn. Some new fencing, all fencing is in above average condition. Cross fenced for pasture rotation. HORSE TRAILERS & TRACI'O RS: 1995 Sundowner 4 horse slantload with dressing room and roof air. 1991 4 Star 28 foot aluminum dual tandem with 2 cut gates, can be double decker. 2140 John Deere 4WD with C.H.A. 4000 Ford gas tractor. Could be more on day of sale. Terms: Property sold in its AS-IS, WHERE-IS condition. 10% Down payment day of sale. Balance on or before 30 days. Possession by or before 60 days from closing. 2009 Property taxes paid by seller. Anouncements day of sale take precedence over any previous advertisements. Paul Stamper, Owner SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TM AT 10:00 AM LOCATED: 780 Hart Pike. From 1-64 in Owingsville Exit 123, take Hwy 60 East 2 miles, tum right on'Hart Pike and continue to sale. REAL ESTATE: Consists of a vinyl sided frame house with 3 bedrooms, living, kitchen-dining combination and bathroom all on one level. Also, 1989 Clayton Mobile Home, 14"x56' with a 14'x32' room addition. LP Gas Heat and window air units. Large garage or shop with attached shed and other out buildings all situated on approximately .68 acres. 250' of road frontage. Public water and Fleming-Meson Electric. FURNITURE: 3 piece bedroom suite, 3 drawer chest, t~rary table, kitchen hutch, table & 4 chairs, kitchen shelf, love seat, china cabinet, dresser, sofa, end tables, entertainment center, gun cabinet, 2 gliders and picnic tables. Amana refrigerator, Tappan refrigerator, chest freezer, 2 electric cook stoves, 2 Microwaves, Frigidaire washer, GE dryer, console TV, treadmill (new). Dishes, pots, pans, pictures, mirrors, lamps, blankets, quilts, misc. whatnots, 2 bows and arrows and much more! TOOLS: Wrenches, socket sets, saws, ddlls, hammers, bench grinder, vise & stand, Craftsman table saw, chain saws, 60 gallon 5 HP upright air compressor, air tools, saws-all, garden tiller, Murray riding mower, weed eaters, 3 Murray push mowers, rakes, hoes, shovels, diggers, car ramps, jump box, kerosene heater, saw horses, aluminum extension ladders, extension cords, tools boxes, filing cabinets, log chains, boomers, blowers, bolt cutters, Coleman tantems, fishing equipment, 14' Jon boat w 7 HP motor & trailer, Bass Master boat, wheel barrows, building supplies, tires, wheels, wagon running gear and too much more to list! TERMS: Real Estate 10% down Payment Day of Sale. Balance on or before 30 days and possession with deed. 2009 Property Tax Paid by Sellers. Potential Bidders wilt have 10 days prior to Auction to conduct any inspections including lead base paint test. Buyer will sign a waiver to any Post Auction Tests Selling AS -IS, WHERE - IS. ANNOUNCEMENTS DAY OF SALE TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY PREVIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. I I [o ',|d=ltl.$=iAl,z= tl;l z:wtm l.],[mmlat.].hti A,[ li=l;t:+l jt.nmi l .t' - . . . 1 ;!