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Re: Fire extinguishers...think BIG! (archive)

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Posted by PIERRE² on December 22, 1999 at 22:12:49:

In Reply to: Fire extinguishers posted by mikem on December 22, 1999 at 07:53:31:

Last summer I had to use the extgshrs has a
fire start into the engine compartment while
running on the highway.
The extgshr was in the trunk, and his size is
comparable to a plumber propane bottle.

I did spray the fire with the hood half open,
the fire seem extinct, but as soon as the hood
was full open , the incomming draft restart it.
To late the extgshr was empty,,,, time to take
your valuable..... you feel pretty distress.

Been lucky, the car is saved, but hurt.

My advise, not crucial that the extgshr be in
the cabin, more important it have to be unfasten
rapiddly and easily, don't forget you're pretty nervous .
The bigger the better, maybe you won't be as luc-
ky as me, when a good guy appear running accross
the highway, with this big bottle of water , very
big, and splash the whole thing.
Halon, powder, water the issue is , have plenty.

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