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Unread 07-08-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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fire extinguisher

has anyone done a homemade mount?

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Unread 07-12-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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I havent used it, since I bought a velcro mount, but some thick zip ties, and a 1" piece of aluminum angle at the bottom to keep it from slipping out... Just zip tie the aluminum angle down, then rest the bottle and Ziptie the bottle down tight enough to where you can still slip it out. That how my friend does it.
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Unread 07-13-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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thanks....
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Unread 07-31-2008, 05:03 PM   #4
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water bottle holder from a bike !!!
works great with small ones
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Unread 01-22-2009, 07:34 AM   #5
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some large zip ties and velcro straps from hardware store.
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Unread 01-22-2009, 09:51 AM   #6
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For roll bar extinguisher mounts I just hose clamp the plastic mount that comes with the extinguisher to the roll bar.
Mine currently resides in the plastic mount screwed to the floor beside the driver's seat.
I have also used Velcro "Onewrap" (great stuff!) to secure the extinguisher to the driver's seat floor mounting angle.

Enjoy!
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Unread 01-22-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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Unread 01-22-2009, 08:07 PM   #8
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guys!!!!!

Please don't use a mount designed for a house, or plastic ties, or water bottle mount!!!

In even a relatively low speed collision that extinguisher becomes a lethal weapon. Use a mount designed for a vehicle (or make one equivalently strong).
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Unread 01-22-2009, 10:31 PM   #9
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guys!!!!!

Please don't use a mount designed for a house, or plastic ties, or water bottle mount!!!

In even a relatively low speed collision that extinguisher becomes a lethal weapon. Use a mount designed for a vehicle (or make one equivalently strong).
AGREED!!!!!! From a firefighter who has seen a fare share of accidents, the last thing you need is another projectile during an accident. The same goes for cheap extinguishers (ones with the plastic pin/head assembly), steer clear, too many can be easily activated once the pin is dislodged or the head is snapped.

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Unread 01-22-2009, 11:00 PM   #10
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guys!!!!!

Please don't use a mount designed for a house, or plastic ties, or water bottle mount!!!

In even a relatively low speed collision that extinguisher becomes a lethal weapon. Use a mount designed for a vehicle (or make one equivalently strong).
X3 additionally, I have read a number of posts about extinguishers and the general consensus is you need at least a 5 pound bottle to do any good at all in a vehicle fire. This is from those that have actually put out fires and professional fire fighters. The size of a 5 pound bottle pretty much dictates a bottle/vehicle specific mount.
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Unread 01-23-2009, 08:39 AM   #11
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Coming from a firefighter, any small extinguisher that you will be able to easily mount and is probably a dry chemical extinguisher will just make a mess and not really do much. If there is smoke coming from the hood, leave the hood closed and get away from the car. The hood will restrict the airflow to the fire and slow the extension down a little.

I have a 2 1/2 pound dry chem extinguisher in the house mount that has been reinforced with much stronger metal.
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Unread 01-23-2009, 11:09 AM   #12
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Contrary to the above posts; I have successfully used small extinguishers to put out small fires (use your intelligence when dealing with fire and flammables, as well as at all other times).

"Run away" is not valid advice for most circumstances in life. Instead; evaluate the circumstances and assess your chances of success versus the possible risk to yourself and others.

I have also been in several collisions with extinguishers in the vehicle and not one has not come loose; mounted to the floor, my current extinguisher is unlikely to cause a problem if it did. I do agree that the extinguisher should be accessible and securely mounted; though. Again, use your intelligence.

If you want to live in a rubber padded world and helplessly depend on others for your life and well being; go ahead, but simple precautions will work, at least part of the time.

Just my $.02.

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Unread 01-23-2009, 05:40 PM   #13
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Right on Happy joe.
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Unread 01-23-2009, 06:42 PM   #14
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right on x2 . notice the newer jeepers comments from the older jeepers
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Unread 02-01-2009, 07:53 AM   #15
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Coming from a firefighter, any small extinguisher that you will be able to easily mount and is probably a dry chemical extinguisher will just make a mess and not really do much. If there is smoke coming from the hood, leave the hood closed and get away from the car. The hood will restrict the airflow to the fire and slow the extension down a little.

I have a 2 1/2 pound dry chem extinguisher in the house mount that has been reinforced with much stronger metal.
So what your saying is I should stand there on the trail and watch my vehicle slowly burn to the ground instead putting it out with a fire extinguisher? Seriously folks 99% of the time when you detect a vehicle fire it's still very small and can easily be put out with a small extinguisher. Where as maybe 1% of the time the fire department will be able to put it out in time to still be able to recognize what your vehicle was. I for one have never seen a fire truck on any of the trails I have run.
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