Fire Extinguisher Location

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:21 am

Yes you have be quick it really is sobering how quick they go!
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:16 am

Major_Tom wrote:
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Sure, but if I come across an upside down vehicle with somebody stuck in it and it's started to go up, it'd be nice to try and save the poor fuckers, rather than watching them die in one of the worst ways imaginable.
Well yeah ........maybe, Id hate to waist a extinguisher on a suicide bomber ,or a paedophile ,.........or a lawyer :xd:
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by pbar » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:04 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:25 pm
the little fire extinguishers we all have only last 10 secs top and that’s not going to put out a fag .
You only use an extinguisher in short bursts of a second or so. I would have thought they are more than adequate. Where did you get that info from Jason?

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:20 am

pbar wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:04 am
Jasonmarie wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:25 pm
the little fire extinguishers we all have only last 10 secs top and that’s not going to put out a fag .
You only use an extinguisher in short bursts of a second or so. I would have thought they are more than adequate. Where did you get that info from Jason?
I watched a you tube video and they tested fire extinguishers, also watch out fir the date .
I will have a look and find the video . :cool:
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:42 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:16 am
Well yeah ........maybe, Id hate to waist a extinguisher on a suicide bomber ,or a paedophile ,.........or a lawyer :xd:
You'd have to charge the lawyer £1250 for the use of your fingers, as they do when charging for a signature.
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:20 pm

The you tube one that does a test I can not find . But this is madness I did catch this test .
Go forward 15mins



I am waiting for Andrew to comment as he has watched all the series of London burning in the 80s/90s :lol:
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Arya2.0S » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:30 pm

I'll be fitting mine just infront of the front seat.

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by pbar » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:04 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:20 pm
The you tube one that does a test I can not find . But this is madness I did catch this test .
Thanks for taking the time to look for that Jason.

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by STEVEW » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:03 am

Some of you may be interested in this article that I’ve found on the net.

https://www.firesafetystore.co.uk/blog/ ... gK6ePD_BwE

What I think is important is that if you choose to carry an extinguisher, it should be securely fastened in an appropriate holder and, of course, easy to get at.
The forces exerted on a car that is involved in an accident, especially when it stops suddenly or rolls, can easily dislodge a “wedged” extinguisher.

As for location I would locate one at the front of the passenger seat and not the driver’s side. Although highly unlikely you don’t want to run the risk of a loose article ending up under the brake pedal at a critical moment.
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by pbar » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:37 am

All good points. I hadn't really thought about a fire due to crash/accident, more so just the spontaneous fires which old cars can have due to a fault.

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:58 am

So long as you dont put it where this guy has it you'll be ok! Seriously look at the pictures and see if you can work out the logic problem of his chosen mounting location :lol:

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by pbar » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:00 pm

I guess he thinks that if he should lift the bonnet and there's a fire, the extinguisher is right there ready. Although it's unlikely that he would be able to pick it up!

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:38 pm

Maybe there were others stashed about the vehicle , who knows what she was thinking.
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by STEVEW » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:25 pm

Morning Major!

I think his extinguisher location is the dog's bollocks.

He smells burning.
Jumps out in panic.
Lifts the bonnet.
And the whole lot goes "WOOF"

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:08 pm

Years ago when I did a bit of fire training, I was told that you should never fully open the bonnet when something in the engine bay is on fire as it feeds the fire with a fresh supply of oxygen. Just pop the bonnet open and point the extinguisher in the gap.

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:40 pm

STEVEW wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Morning Major!

I think his extinguisher location is the dog's bollocks.

He smells burning.
Jumps out in panic.
Lifts the bonnet.
And the whole lot goes "WOOF"
Haha yes. It's right underneath the fuel filter too.
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by andyd » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:30 am

Just found this on Facebook if any help?

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Major_Tom » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:44 am

I want a little handle like that.
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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by andyd » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:57 am

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:44 am
I want a little handle like that.
Not keen on them personally, and not sure what purpose that handle has as only fitted to the Ghia :headscratch:

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Re: Fire Extinguisher Location

Post by Major_Tom » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:00 pm

andyd wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:57 am
Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:44 am
I want a little handle like that.
Not keen on them personally, and not sure what purpose that handle has as only fitted to the Ghia :headscratch:
Ahhh the famously smooth lines of the fine Italian Ghia styling.
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