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Old 06-07-2013, 08:33 PM   #31
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That location for the 5 lb. sounds dangerous, you don't want a 5 lb. extinguisher flying around at head-height in an accident.

This is where I installed my 5 lb. in two different TJs... it's down low, easily accessible even if my TJ was upside-down, and won't crack my skull in an accident. It also clears the seat so the seat can slide over the top of it when needed, and neither do my feet ever even come close to it.
Hey Jerry.What mount and extinguisher is that? I like that setup and never thought about carrying one until recently.

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That's a normal 5 lb. ABC extinguisher from the local hardware store. I picked up the spring steel clip mount from a local fire safety firm who specializes in fire equipment for commercial needs.

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I was a county fire fighter here in Central Florida for some years and learned from my experience there. Ive got 2 5lb ABC extinguishers. 1 mounted next to the drivers seat that barely squeezes in/out and 1 mounted in the trunk area just in case I need extra back up or more hands on the situation. They say 2 heads is better than 1.... well I take that to heart.
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Blew a power steering line. Sprayed fluid all over my exhaust, instantly ignited and started a small brush fire. No fire extinguisher, I was able to put the fire under the jeep out with my hat and stomp the brush fire out. Very close call.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #35
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That's a normal 5 lb. ABC extinguisher from the local hardware store. I picked up the spring steel clip mount from a local fire safety firm who specializes in fire equipment for commercial needs.
Do you think any mount will work where you installed yours?
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Do you think any mount will work where you installed yours?
That's a judgement call, I've seen a lot of mounts I wouldn't trust in a moving vehicle.
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That's a judgement call, I've seen a lot of mounts I wouldn't trust in a moving vehicle.
Do you have any info on the mount other than where you picked it up at??? Sounds like the right setup for my jeep. But it looks like if you don't have the right mount then it won't clear the seat. I need it to because when the girlfriend drives the seat needs to go WAYYYYY forward.
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Can't tell if that's sarcasm or not, but thank you.
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That's great, Jerry. I have an extinguisher just like yours sitting on my shelf in the garage. I'm going to take it to get recharged tomorrow. Hopefully the place may have that mount, if not I'll order one and place it in that exact spot.

Thanks to the OP. I'm sorry you lost your Jeep and glad there were no injuries and you made out well. Sure was incentive to me to finally get that extinguisher installed in my Jeep!
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By the way, mounting that mount to a 13"x1"x1/8" piece of steel makes mounting it to the seat base an easy job. And Wondertwin1, no sarcasm at all. I struggled unsuccessfully before trying to find that mount on the internet for similar threads, tonight was the first time I found an online source.
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Fires like that remind me when the Local Police department where I live lost a Dodge Charger in the aftermath of a pursuit. The suspect went into an empty field, got stuck and abandoned his vehicle to flee on foot. The various officers proceeded to stop near the suspects car, and chase him on foot. Upon returning to their vehicles one of the PD officers noticed his car was on fire and called in the Fire Department. The charger was a total loss. Around the same time the town where I work lost a grass fire rig when it got stuck and started a grass fire, not sure how that one happened as the rig was a diesel and didn't have a convertor but then again there are still some other questions from that incident.

Fire extinguishers and a shovel are always on my must haves list. Kinda like brakes, something is better than nothing, but I prefer to have more than I should ever need.
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Fires like that remind me when the Local Police department where I live lost a Dodge Charger in the aftermath of a pursuit. The suspect went into an empty field, got stuck and abandoned his vehicle to flee on foot. The various officers proceeded to stop near the suspects car, and chase him on foot. Upon returning to their vehicles one of the PD officers noticed his car was on fire and called in the Fire Department. The charger was a total loss. Around the same time the town where I work lost a grass fire rig when it got stuck and started a grass fire, not sure how that one happened as the rig was a diesel and didn't have a convertor but then again there are still some other questions from that incident.

Fire extinguishers and a shovel are always on my must haves list. Kinda like brakes, something is better than nothing, but I prefer to have more than I should ever need.
I would be confident in saying that diesel exhaust systems near the manifold/after the turbo(down pipe) get almost if not hotter than a cat converter.
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Thanks Jerry. Are all extinguishers pretty much the same.
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Mine is nothing more exotic than a standard 5 lb. ABC extinguisher, about as common of an extinguisher type as you can find.
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By the way to anyone getting a fire extinguisher, if you didn't know, there are different class's of fires the most common being A, B, and C. A being normal wood, paper, ect. B being combustible gases or liquids, and C being electrical. So make sure to get an ABC class fire extinguisher witch works best against those types of fires. Had some firefighters come to our shop the other day and teach us so thought I would share.
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easy to remember for the class of the extinguisher is "a" ash "b" barrel "c" current nice to have one for all three. I dont carry one in my jeep but considering it now.
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thanks for the link Jerry
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The extinguisher is bolted to the seat mounting base that is bolted to the floor, so it doesn't move at all when the seat is moved forward or back. In the position shown, it takes zero foot room, your feet would never come close to touching it. I've had it installed there in two Jeeps and it's completely out of the way, you'd quickly find your feet never touch it.
Thanks for sharing that Jerry. I am going to mount one same place. But I also agree with those who say anything is better than nothing. I caught a motorcycle I was working on on fire and put it out effectively with a kitchen extinguisher when I was a kid. Is there a specific 5 lbs extinguisher you prefer?
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This thread is sweet, there were some similar ones in the past but that link Jerry posted with the bracket is key! Going to order one or two

Jerry, how well does this bracket hold the extinguisher in, do you need an extra zip tie or worm clamp? I see something on the center of the extinguisher in the photo you posted
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This thread is sweet, there were some similar ones in the past but that link Jerry posted with the bracket is key! Going to order one or two

Jerry, how well does this bracket hold the extinguisher in, do you need an extra zip tie or worm clamp? I see something on the center of the extinguisher in the photo you posted
Looks like that's what's holding the hose to the extinguisher.
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This thread is sweet, there were some similar ones in the past but that link Jerry posted with the bracket is key! Going to order one or two

Jerry, how well does this bracket hold the extinguisher in, do you need an extra zip tie or worm clamp? I see something on the center of the extinguisher in the photo you posted
The bracket is made from spring steel so it has a very good secure grip on the extinguisher. You push the extinguisher into the bracket & it snaps into place. It takes a pretty good pull to remove it. That band in the center holds a clip for the hose as Wondertwin1 figured out.
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Buddy was on his way to my house earlier today in his TJ. Just got done replacing his cracked exhaust manifold with a new banks header and tied up some other loose ends under the good while he was in there. Well on the way over his transmission line blew spewing ATF all over that nice new hot header. Fire. Just like when I blew a power steering hose. He got it out before any damage. We drove to Pensacola to get the line fixed and we're good to go now.
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Hey Jerry. Thanks for your insight. I agree with the practical logic behind your location for the extinguisher (and also your mag light). Would you be willing to direct the rest of us toward the clamps you used to mount both and where we might find them? Thanks.
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The flashlight holder is made by Maglite purchased from my local Maglite dealer (hardware store). The fire extinguisher holder source info is covered above in post # 38.
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Thanks and sorry I didn't read carefully enough.
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Jerry. Thanks. I've located the bracket and will be ordering one today for the extinguisher. If you don't mind my simple mind asking: how did you mount the bracket to the floor of the Jeep? I hesitate screwing stuff into my TJ because of future rust concerns. Appreciate the info.
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Man that's my worst nightmare. I carry a small 1lb extinguisher, but I'm considering a larger one atm. Also, somone mentioned using a cO2 extinguisher which, and correct me if I'm wrong, is not rated for oil and fuel fires. The extinguisher I use is dry chemical. From what I remember in my coast guard classes, dry chemical is good for engine fires. Can somone post the chart? Im on a cell and my signal sucks.
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Jerry. Thanks. I've located the bracket and will be ordering one today for the extinguisher. If you don't mind my simple mind asking: how did you mount the bracket to the floor of the Jeep? I hesitate screwing stuff into my TJ because of future rust concerns. Appreciate the info.
I attached mine to a 13"x1"x1/8" piece of steel bolted to the front of the seat bases, not to the floor.
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My fire extinguisher came in real handy this winter but not in my Jeep. The pipe in my wood stove came popped off in the middle of a nice warm fire. I used up my one home extinguisher and had to run into the Jeep to grab the second. Luckily no damage in the house, but could have been a whole lot worse.

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