The Fireman's Insulation Vacuum:
Product of J. L. McGuire and Associates Inc.
Have you ever been on the fire scene and have a hot spot
in or near an attic and something is smoldering in the
The attic is hard to access and it contains smoke.
It might be in an area near a chimney or above a light
fixture. There may or may not be a problem in the attic
but you need to make sure before you leave the scene.
The attic needs to be vented and the insulation removed
until the problem is solved. The normal method is to
pull down the ceiling with the messy insulation, cut
vent holes in the roof, cut an opening in the end,
and/or shovel with buckets in a confined area. This job
is always a firefighter's and homeowner's dread.
We have developed, used, and have a patent pending on
the "Fireman's Insulation Vac".
The unit is capable of:
The unit is:
Self contained and ready to go to work.
Quiet in the attic area. It is easy to talk and
discuss the situation while working in the attic
area. The blower is loud but it is 50' from the area
where the firemen are working.
Small enough so the hose can be easily manipulated
in confined space areas.
Small enough to be stored as a complete unit on a
truck or at the station.
Computer designed for as much vacuum and air
transfer as practical with a 20 amp. 110 volt
Supplied with 100 feet of 2 ½" diameter hose; 50
feet of suction and 50 feet of pressure. The blower
can easily be carried in one hand inside a building.
The suction line should be positioned in the attic
access hole and the pressure hose inserted into a
bag for containment of the material. The hose can
travel through doors or windows.
Supplied with (4) 75 cubic feet cloth bags. The bags
are approximately 6 ft. diameter and 8 ft. long. The
bags are designed to fit onto a pick-up truck. The
bags are porous to contain the solid insulation and
allow the air to escape. Some dust does escape with
Not dusty where the insulation is being removed.
When the insulation is being removed, the unit
improves conditions by removing smoke, removing dust
and removing the loose insulation. The unit is
supplied complete with dust goggles and paper dust
masts in the event that the problem is solved and
you want to blow the insulation back into the attic.
Supplied complete with wheels to be operated like a
two wheel cart. Under reasonable conditions one
person can transport the unit to the scene, set-up
and start using in less than two minutes.
Designed and constructed for very little
familiarization or training required to operate. We
want to make a point, not just a disclaimer. Firemen
are competent. We believe this machine will assist
firemen to do their job better. The machine is
simple enough to operate so firemen can concentrate
on assessing situations for danger. Like any machine
it should not be depended on for life security.
Designed and constructed of materials that will not
corrode and deteriorate. The housing is made of
aluminum with stainless steel hardware. The blower
is made of rugged cast aluminum. The hose is
plastic, rugged and heat resistant. Rugged and heat
resistant are relative terms. We tried over twenty
different hoses from different manufactures. We
concluded that all hoses burn and will crush. The
higher temperature rating and/or more crush
resistant a hose, the more expensive and less
flexible it is. The material travels at a high
velocity; A particle enters and discharges from the
100 ft. system in less than two seconds. We have
tested the unit by cleaning up hot ashes from a camp
type fire without damage to the blower or hose. The
purpose of the system is not to remove the fire from
the scene, the unit will remove a small amount of
hot, smoldering insulation without damage. If
damaged, the hose can be completely replaced for
less than $200.
The unit has been designed and tested by a Professional
Engineer who is also an active Volunteer Fireman. He saw
a need and helped produce a product that is useful and
affordable. We offer a money back guarantee for a
complete refund if you are not satisfied during the
first 30 days that you have the unit. We also welcome
any criticism or suggestions that you may have. We will
replace any component free of charge for a period of one
year if it was not misused. The blower motor does have
brushes and they will need to be replaced after
approximately 400 hours of use; (we will replace the
brushes free of charge, if needed in the first year).
We have been in business assisting industry for more
than 18 years. We respect our clients and consider
integrity an integral part of our business. We will do
our best to satisfy you and it is our mission to
continually improve the products and services that we
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