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extinguishers

Postby wwwboard » Fri May 10, 2002 2:57 pm

Posted by Bryan P

In the most recent FORZA, there is an excellent article re: fires in Ferraris, but only a brief discussion of dry chemical vs. other extinguishers.  The article also mentions Halon which I thought is now illegal except in certain marine applications.  I currently carry a small dry chemical extinguisher but, as the article points out, it would cause a lot of damage in the engine bay, albeit less than the fire itself.  What are people using out there in lieu of dry chemical?
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Re: extinguishers

Postby wwwboard » Fri May 10, 2002 5:36 pm

Posted by Jonathon

Bryan,

FWIW, Aircraft Spruce lists a variety of sizes of Halon extinguishers:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/nsearch.php?s=Halon

They are one of the larger aviation mail order houses.  I had good service from them in the past.  The Ferrarilist also had a thread on this too recently, which could be found searching in their archives (http://www.ferrarilist.com/).

Cheers,
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Re: extinguishers

Postby wwwboard » Sat May 11, 2002 5:04 pm

Posted by Tom

Hi Bryan,

I'm no expert on fire extinguishers, but have been involved in a gasoline fire in a 308. A dry chemical extingiuisher finally put the fire out after the halon ran out! Halon works without damaging equipment, but I don't know if I would trust one of those baby bottles to save my car! Until you're actually in a fire, will you appreciate something that WORKS, regardless of the cleanup.

Purple K is made for oil, and electrical fires. Is a dry chemical, but more commonly used is the ABC dry chemical.
A quick search on the web shows a halon substitute worth looking into:
http://www.amerex-fire.com/sales/halotron.html

I'm no environmentalist, but why should we knowingly destroy the ozone if there is an alternative?

Tom


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