№ 001E: Kitchen Fire Extinguishers

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Yet, only an estimated 25 percent of U.S. households have a kitchen fire extinguisher on hand to help contain or extinguish a small fire. A study published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that 75 percent of range or stove… Read more »

№ 001C: Calling 911 Without a Landline

https://www.fcc.gov/general/9-1-1-master-psap-registry https://www.nena.org/?page=911Statistics https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/911-wireless-services As of August 2017, the United States has 5,806 primary and secondary PSAPs and 3,135 counties, which include parishes, independent cities, boroughs, and Census areas. https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2009/05/update-about-911-and-disconnected-landlines/index.htm http://blog.obihai.com/2014/08/easy-emergency-911-calling-service-with.html

№ 001B: 911 Address Sign

Making it easy for fire fighters and paramedics to find your house is very important, and because 911 porch light flashers are now very difficult to find, we need a reliable, low-tech method of helping them. Enter the reflective house number sign. These use retroreflective sheeting applied to a metal base, with numbers also made from retroreflective sheeting applied on… Read more »

№ 000E: Metric Kitchen Installation Tools

Wiha MagicSpring

Before I can talk about the first very important topic (kitchen safety), there is one last getting-ready-to-get-started topic I need to cover—installation tools for the safety equipment. For now, I’m only going to include the bare minimum things needed to install fire extinguishers. As I continue building the ultimate geek kitchen, I will occasionally update this post with the additional tools… Read more »

№ 000C: The Right Screw for Mounting Life-Safety Equipment

GRK cabinet screw

In building my kit of metric measuring and installation tools, I set about finding the right type of screw for mounting the life safety equipment (fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, etc.). And ran smack into the Invisible Metric Embargo, again. Situation: Most Screws in Your Toolbox are Wrong for This There is no ISO standard for wood screws, similar to ANSI/ASME… Read more »

№ 000B: The Metric Mulligan & The Metric Maven

Early on in my mulling over how to start this cooking blog, I decided to switch to the metric system. Not just a little bit, when it was easy, but completely metric, and 100% SI (the International System of units, the official name for the metric system since 1960). And using methods that are now known to be superior to… Read more »

№ 000A: The Foundation of Cooking For One Geek

I am a geek, and proud of it. That means that I’ve spent most of my life operating as if things such as sleeping, eating, and cooking were tasks to be minimized, because they took away productive hours that could instead be spent researching, writing, testing, and building. Cooking, in particular, seemed the least productive of the necessities, because it… Read more »