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Fire Extinguishers -- What kind? Help :)

Postby itsthedavidshow » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:00 pm

Hey everyone! Our registered and approved art car this year has flame effects, and the one thing we can't find are exactly what kind of fire extinguishers are required.

Two years ago, we needed two very specific types of fire extinguishers, and they had to be fresh. We had one that was older and it wasn't up to snuff and we had to hunt around for a different one.

Does anyone know? I've poured through all the online documentation and there doesn't seem to be any info on this topic.
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Postby itsthedavidshow » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:51 pm

I should have specified, they are propane flame effects.
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Postby CrispyDave » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:57 pm

itsthedavidshow wrote:I should have specified, they are propane flame effects.


Class B FIre Extinguishers for Propane.. Not sure what size though
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Postby Jackass » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:14 pm

I think Class C covers all fires including electrical and everybody's favorite grease/oil fire
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Postby CrispyDave » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:42 pm

Clarity...
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Postby Jackass » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:45 pm

Jackass wrote:I think Class C covers all fires including electrical and everybody's favorite grease/oil fire



I stand corrected...again
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Postby CrispyDave » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:11 pm

Jackass wrote:
Jackass wrote:I think Class C covers all fires including electrical and everybody's favorite grease/oil fire



I stand corrected...again


There are a lot of extinguishers that are multiple class, unlike me with no class at all...
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Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:18 pm

Based on that info, I'd recommend class C. Covers you for the propane effects, as well as any tricksy electrical problems you might encounter.
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Postby CrispyDave » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:26 pm

itsthedavidshow

I sent you a PM with a class B&C Auto/Marine extinguisher. They are inexpensive and you can 3 or 4 to cover your needs...
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Postby Drawingablank » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:20 pm

From what I understand class C (which is a dry chemical extinguisher) covers A and B as well the C specifics.
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:03 am

Drawingablank wrote:From what I understand class C (which is a dry chemical extinguisher) covers A and B as well the C specifics.


Class C is electrical fires, dosen't necessarily mean it's dry chemical. Look for something that's Class A, B, C.
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Postby lemur » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:31 am

fire extinguishers can save yer ass.

after a horrible incident involving an old CRT monitor that totally burst in to flames.. which i was able to put out with an extinguisher intended for electrical only stuff (hooray, no mess!) i wouldnt feel too safe without one ..at home.. and especially when messing with fire effects..

shit can get out of hand real fast!!


(i got two fire extinguishers within about 25 feet and 4 in the house... get one!! keep one in yer bedroom... use em for the purpose of getting out of a burning house.... or .. maybe to put out a small fire that you dont want to turn into a huge one...)

you should have some extinguishers around even if you dont plan to have any propane effects on yer mutant vehicle..
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Postby gyre » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:24 pm

You can also hook up a hose in place for small fires.

As you said, getting out is key.

A panic switch for fire can be configured to kill electric power and even gas, as well as an alarm.
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Postby Jackass » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:24 pm

lemur wrote:fire extinguishers can save yer ass.

after a horrible incident involving an old CRT monitor that totally burst in to flames.. which i was able to put out with an extinguisher intended for electrical only stuff (hooray, no mess!) i wouldnt feel too safe without one ..at home.. and especially when messing with fire effects..

shit can get out of hand real fast!!


(i got two fire extinguishers within about 25 feet and 4 in the house... get one!! keep one in yer bedroom... use em for the purpose of getting out of a burning house.... or .. maybe to put out a small fire that you dont want to turn into a huge one...)

you should have some extinguishers around even if you dont plan to have any propane effects on yer mutant vehicle..


I bought one two days before leaving to the burn, just for shits and giggles because I have a deepcycle battery and inverter on my tent trailer.

I ended up putting out my neighbor's propane/electrical almost gasoline RV fire at about 6am Sunday morning with my brand spanking new extinguisher type ABC. One more minute of fire and the extinguisher wouldn't have stopped that fire, and dude wouldn't have too much RV left. The moral of this story kids is, have one even if you think you don't need one. You never know when your weird neighbor's rig or set up may burst into flame, perhaps even engulfing you.I had done my good deed for the day, I was just getting back to camp, I went to sleep after that.

Like Lemur said,"Shit can get out of hand real fast!!!" That's for sure.
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