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Unread 12-06-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Fire extinguisher

what type to use? A?B?C? what size? Chemical? CO2?

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Unread 12-06-2005, 11:53 PM   #2
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an ABC, and as large as you can fit in the jeep safely and practically
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Unread 12-07-2005, 12:51 AM   #3
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there was a huge post on this a few weeks ago..... i don't know where.
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Unread 12-07-2005, 12:52 AM   #4
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class A is for your upholstry fires, class B is for your chemical fires and class C is for electrical fires.

I have an ABC fire extinguisher, the biggest complaint about these is the intense amount of cleaning you have to do afterwards because the part that puts out upholstry fires will corrode your electrical connections, but I am willing to clean everything with a toothbrush as long as I can save it from a firey doom.
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Unread 12-07-2005, 02:02 AM   #5
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"A" is combustables like wood, cloth, plastic
"B" is liquids like gasoline or oil
"C" is electrical
I was asking this because I was thinking about getting a retired one from work, DOT has set lifespans for them. They are 40# dry chemical A-B-C. I know they work very well and are easily recharged. It "might" be a little over kill but, it can put out diesel spraying out of a "broken" valve at a rate of 15 gallons a minute.

And yes I have used them, boy are they heavy.

I will probaly get a 10# since it is lighter.
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"A" is combustables like wood, cloth, plastic
"B" is liquids like gasoline or oil
"C" is electrical
I was asking this because I was thinking about getting a retired one from work, DOT has set lifespans for them. They are 40# dry chemical A-B-C. I know they work very well and are easily recharged. It "might" be a little over kill but, it can put out diesel spraying out of a "broken" valve at a rate of 15 gallons a minute.

And yes I have used them, boy are they heavy.

I will probaly get a 10# since it is lighter.

Wow, you could put out a small forrest fire with that 40#
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Unread 12-07-2005, 10:14 AM   #7
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I pack around 2 #10ABC and a smaller #5ABC that is attatched to the drivers seat. 3 total for me.
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Unread 12-07-2005, 10:19 AM   #8
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I'd never wheel without at least a 5 lb. ABC extinguisher. Smaller than that just aren't enough.
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This will be helpful:

http://jeepforum.com/forum/showthrea...e+extinguisher
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Unread 12-07-2005, 07:28 PM   #10
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exactly what i was thinking of.... good going rivka.
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Unread 12-08-2005, 01:31 AM   #11
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thanks for all your input. I think I will get 2 a 5# and a 10.
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