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Re: Fire Extinguishers in cabin

Wild Bill, kudos on the post. He nailed it, the only thing I would add is most mountable commercial fire extinguishers for vehicles are designed to allow you to create more time for egress. A good vehicle far will cough for a few seconds at 5 lb'er allowing you time to get out. And just to add to other's credit call the fire dept, then the Insurance Co and order your new FJ.

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Here's some more knowledge. There are different types of extinguishers A,B,C,D,K,Halon, Wet.
Class A Fire= ancipiant, woods, papers
Class B Fire= Flammable Liquids
Class C Fire= Electrical Fires
Class D Fire= Flammable Metal
Class K Fire ext.= For grease fires, you'll see these in Hood systems in Kitchens
Halon=Stay Away From Them YOU CAN DIE FROM ASORBTION OF HALON! They're mainly used in big computer rooms for servers and in plants but are being phased out due to the dangers of it's use.
Wet extinguishers= "Pump Cans" or water extinguishers really self explanitory.

I'd mount a 5lb. ABC ext. if needed. But remember even though it has a "C" on it for electrical fire it will still carry a charge. It uses a "broken" pattern of dry powder type ABC Chemical (which is also HIGHLY corrosive too!) but the problem is that is discharges so fast it will give you a little jolt. It won't hurt to bad, just enough to let you know it's there and you stop. But you can kick it back up again.

Stay at least 5 ft away and sweep DO NOT GOUGE ANY FUEL and be mindfull of people around you.

Also I'm with the other guy on here. LET THAT SUCKER BURN! Call the FD and your insurance company, that's why you've got it! But for now if you want to have one the best to buy is called a "Purple K". It's best on vehicle fires.http://www.smokesign.com/purkfirex.html

That's the one's the military carries in all of they're vehicles, even tanks and choppers.

Oh yeah forgot about Co2 Extinguishers, but don't worry about those in a vehicle. WAAAAaaayy TO HEAVY!
Great guidance and important info. I now know which one to buy...Thank You!

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Re: Fire Extinguishers in cabin

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Hope it can help the unlucky few that may have this happen to them in the future. Was dead serious about that Halon stuff though. It can hurt you just as much as the fire will. Good luck guys and I hope ya'll never have to use it!
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Hope it can help the unlucky few that may have this happen to them in the future. Was dead serious about that Halon stuff though. It can hurt you just as much as the fire will. Good luck guys and I hope ya'll never have to use it!
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Re: Fire Extinguishers in cabin

Good post WildBill
I had to use my extinguisher once on a guys truck that had an engine fire. Turned out to be an electrical fire (battery cables). That was about 15 years ago. Haven't had to use one since and hopefully that was the last time! But just in case I have a extinguisher in the back of the FJ and my 4runner.

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I'm just glad I'm not having to show you guys this.



Way to hot for that now. But we'll kick it up agian in Sept.

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Thanks,


Hope it can help the unlucky few that may have this happen to them in the future. Was dead serious about that Halon stuff though. It can hurt you just as much as the fire will. Good luck guys and I hope ya'll never have to use it!

Isn't Halon being used extensively in race cars? I've recently heard of someone who races a 4Runner in timed events (closed road) and they were saying everyone uses Halon, both inside the cabin and in the engine bay.

I know I used to have Halon in the engine bay of my 911 and that was mainly to avoid the mess of cleanup if a fire was to occur leading to the use of a suppression system.

Your thoughts appreciated.

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I would rant about this thread but why even bother!!!!! A freakin fire extinguisher...sheeeesh give me a friggin break!!!!!
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I would rant about this thread but why even bother!!!!! A freakin fire extinguisher...sheeeesh give me a friggin break!!!!!
A) That is a rant, so make up your mind.
B) Oregon requires an extinguisher in a Class II vehicle while in OHV areas.

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I would rant about this thread but why even bother!!!!! A freakin fire extinguisher...sheeeesh give me a friggin break!!!!!

What do you mean? Your point (if there is one) is unclear. If you don't like the subject why are you posting into it?

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