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Friday, June 15, 2012

The value of the trash hook

For several years I didn't see much use for the trash hook.  I would use it to move trash around after a putting out a dumpster fire, but it didn't really do a good job at that.  The best use I found at the time was to push or pull around debris after a structure fire.

A while back we attended a truck company class put on by TC ESD 11, and learned the huge value of a good trash hook.

 The trash hook is great for sounding a roof.  You can hunch over an axe or you can stand up-right with a trash hook and sound a few feet in front of you.

It can be used to pry.

It can be used to punch ceiling.  If you purchase one with a good solid handle it has two working ends.  The handle can be used to deliver a lot of power and it won't get tangled in wires and duct work.

 This handle will not last long if used to punch ceiling.


If getting tangled is not a concern, the forked end will do major damage to a sheet rock ceiling.

It can also be used to give an additional warning of a roof edge.

If you are not accustom to using your trash hook, go grab it and check it out.

Do you use your trash hook?  What else do you use it for?

1 comment:

  1. I take it whenever we are outside truck it is a tough durable tool