spark arrester


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spark arrester

n.
1. A device designed to keep sparks from escaping, as at a chimney opening.
2. A device used to control electric sparking at a point where a circuit is made or broken.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spark arrester - electrical device to reduce sparking when electrical contacts are opened or closed
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
2.spark arrester - a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack
meshwork, meshing, network, mesh, net - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
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The home inspector who checked my house recommended installing a spark arrester on the chimney top.
Afterwards a spokesman said: "Residents with thatched roofs are advised to ensure their property has appropriate chimney insulation, to have the chimney inspected by a qualified chimney engineer and consider a chimney spark arrester. It is also important to have smoke alarms throughout the home with an interlinked alarm in the loft space."
Cover the chimney with a mesh screen spark arrester, in order to stop stray sparks.
With the boat still in the water, remove the spark arrester from the carburetor and fog the engine (Photo 2).
Imagine, however, that the company can reduce the likelihood of fire from 30% to 10% per tide if it installs a spark arrester at a cost of $201.
Turn the key, stomp the starter button on the floor, adjust the spark arrester, mash the left pedal down, move the throttle lever down, and youAAEre off.
The 18-year-old was cited for operating an off-road vehicle without a spark arrester, Forests & People magazine said.
Walker Engineering, manufacturer of the Walker AirSep closed crankcase system, has introduced a new spark arrester package for Caterpillar 3520 gas-fired gen-sets.
* Add a spark arrester. Chimneytop units trap and break up embers.
Because the fireplace has been converted from wood burning to gas logs, is a spark arrester really necessary?
Be sure the spark arrester on motorcycles and ATVs is functioning properly.
Westinghouse steam engines of the era had vertical boilers, the tapered top of which was designed to be "the nearest to a perfect spark arrester of all the many plans and devices that have been brought to our notice." The engine was said to have a short, quick stroke to make it lighter, while the cylinder, steam chest, cross-head guide, and the boxes for the crank shaft bearings were all cast in a single piece to assure mechanical exactness and perfect alignment of piston and crank.