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post #1 of 28 Old 03-23-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone carrying a fire extinguisher in the trunk ?

I got one about 13 inches long,just don't want that thing rolling back and forth back there.

Got any ideas ?

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It didnt come with brackets?

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...g#.UU5ULxyA9CI

I would just buy a universal bracket and mount it in the window.

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It didnt come with brackets?

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...g#.UU5ULxyA9CI

I would just buy a universal bracket and mount it in the window.
Window ?

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Yea, on the plastic around the window. I dont have it measured but it's like what...6 inches wide and probably 18 inches tall? Mount either on the part facing the front (C pillar) or part facing rear (D pillar). A 13" one should fit with bracket.

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I will Google to see if I can find some pictures,looks confusing right now.

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Either the vertical part, C/D pillar, or even mount it horizontally between the C and D pillar on the bottom. Horizontally is my plan.

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Fre extiguishers

What chemicals are being used to extinguish the flames? The chemicals can do more damage than the flames to your vehicle.
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What chemicals are being used to extinguish the flames? The chemicals can do more damage than the flames to your vehicle.
Depends on what your e going to just our for. Just interior fabrics or electrical and chemials? Cant go wrong with an ABC dry chem...your typical household extinguisher. There is CO2, water and dry chemical as the most common. Dry Chem is a huge mess but effective my peraonal choice.

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You're more likely to have an under hood fire then in the interior so damage to the interior wouldn't be at the top of my list.

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You're more likely to have an under hood fire then in the interior so damage to the interior wouldn't be at the top of my list.
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They generally come with mounting brackets. I would advise mounting it well and low. In an accident or hard stop it can become a deadly projectile inside the vehicle.

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Depends on what your e going to just our for. Just interior fabrics or electrical and chemials? Cant go wrong with an ABC dry chem...your typical household extinguisher. There is CO2, water and dry chemical as the most common. Dry Chem is a huge mess but effective my peraonal choice.

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Can do serious damage to a vehicle's electrical system and wiring. I would rather let the my car burn to the ground than let the fire department put it out with water and fire extinguishers. Its no fun when an engine inhales this crap either. Even in the interior it can still do damage to the wiring, electrical system and computers. For a vehicle I recommend using a halon since it does the least amount of damage and is the easiest to clean up after. F the environment and ozone layer.
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Can do serious damage to a vehicle's electrical system and wiring. I would rather let the my car burn to the ground than let the fire department put it out with water and fire extinguishers. Its no fun when an engine inhales this crap either. Even in the interior it can still do damage to the wiring, electrical system and computers. For a vehicle I recommend using a halon since it does the least amount of damage and is the easiest to clean up after. F the environment and ozone layer.
And if FD is far off your entire jeep may be destroyed like you said but if you can stop it in time you may have ro replace the engine and other stuff but at least your whole gc won't be a loss. Just me. Most people want to save what they can. That is what I have learned in the fire department over the many years. Halon is also deadly for humans hence not use in commercial settings much.

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In my humble opinion, it makes no sense to risk life & limb in case of a fire. Keep everyone away until the professionals arrive to do their job.

Good insurance will take care of the material loss.

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And if FD is far off your entire jeep may be destroyed like you said but if you can stop it in time you may have ro replace the engine and other stuff but at least your whole gc won't be a loss. Just me. Most people want to save what they can. That is what I have learned in the fire department over the many years. Halon is also deadly for humans hence not use in commercial settings much.

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I thought it was bad for humans as well but when googleing it just now, I found that it isn't. I thought it used to just be an inert gas that displaced oxygen, but it disrupts the fire on a "chemical level" and isn't dangerous to humans.

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