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Old 12-19-2017, 10:33 AM
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Fire Ext Recommendations

Looking to put 1 or 2 fire extinguishers in the Rubi. Is there a particular type and brand that's preferred or recommended over another? Looking specifically for 2.5lb to fit the Bartact Extreme holders I ordered.

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Old 12-20-2017, 07:53 PM   #2
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These work well and don't make a mess if you actually have to use it.



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I copied one of the reviews that sums it up pretty well:

Wanted a Halotron or Halon extinguisher for my ALFA Romeo 4C sports car for track days, etc. This is a nice well made extinguisher. If you ever have a engine fire you do NOT want to use a regular extinguisher. At the least you will have one heck of a mess to clean up...and more likely if your engine is hot or God forbid inhales some of that powder you will destroy your engine and/or the electronics. . Halon or Halotron is a gas so doesn't leave any residue. Just make sure that once you use it you get into fresh air quickly as it will replace the oxygen (that is how it puts out the fire).
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Bigger the better, and keep it where you can instantly get to it. I have seen many a vehicle burn to the ground because the extinguisher was in the back, or just plain too small do do any real good.
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And make sure it has metal handles and levers. You never know when a plastic one will break.
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I have a 2.5 lb Halguard (see above) and a 2.5 lb ABC in the Jeep.
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5 LB. ABC minimum big enough to actually put out a fire yet small enough to mount in a number of places in a jeep.
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Bigger the better, and keep it where you can instantly get to it. I have seen many a vehicle burn to the ground because the extinguisher was in the back, or just plain too small do do any real good.
Maybe you're bad luck?



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Ha ha, probably! I was grooving down the interstate a few years back, and a contractors truck had smoke rolling out the back. Got up next to him to let him know, he pulled over and got out his spray bomb extinguisher! Ha ha, diddnt even phase it. Turns out his laborers set a 5 gal steel gas can on top of a deep cycle battery! Got out my extinguisher and put the fire out, then they used a shovel to yank out the can, but it arced again and burned a big ol hole in the can and up it went again. Used what was left in mine to put the fire in the truck out, then we moved the truck and had to use dirt to knock down the fire on the side of the road.
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Also every summer down on OBX we have to put out a few ford explorer fires, because they always seem to cook there transmissions, and always puke on the cats and go up in flames.
So yep I have delt with many a car fire, and bigger is better, always.

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