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NCC1701 06-17-2015 07:58 PM

Fire extinguishers
 
Tonight I've been shopping online for a fire extinguisher for auto use.

From every unit I've checked out, it seems the maximum storage temperature, even on units sold as for automobile use, is 120°F. Well, I know from actual measurement that 140° is easily reached inside a car in the sun on a hot day.

Are there fire extinguishers I've not stumbled upon which can safely take 140° in storage?

Stretchmobile 06-17-2015 09:48 PM

A big bag of dirt.

NCC1701 06-17-2015 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Stretchmobile (Post 1124434)
A big bag of dirt.

I've been called worse.

coupe1942 06-18-2015 04:02 AM

The temp must not matter all that much to most, as so many street rods, sidecars and vintage autos all have them in them these days. You may check out Speedway or some street rod site to find such, as they do have tons of folk who put them into their cars. Even a local fire station firman may know exactly who supplies such to meet your temp needs best. Good luck on finding what your seeking.

MB DNA 06-18-2015 04:30 AM

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Take a box of doughnuts to your local fire station and ask an expert.

chieftmc 06-18-2015 04:59 AM

I've got one of these Kidde Marine 2lb Marine Fire Extinguisher in my car..........been in there for 4 years with no problem (still says it's good according to the guage !!)

NCC1701 06-18-2015 11:02 AM

They're probably being conservative on their temperature range statement. CYA in case one blows up at 130°. I'd feel better if they were realistic. Doughnuts for the firemen, ya say? LOL.

Chief, what did they give for an upper limit on yours? Probably 120 like the rest I've checked.

jimvw57 06-18-2015 11:12 AM

never looked at mine.. Have not needed to use it either!

MB DNA 06-18-2015 11:36 AM

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Fire Inspector made me change out an extinguisher with plastic nozzle and such on the head - something about when things get hot, metal may still be there . . .

chieftmc 06-18-2015 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by NCC1701 (Post 1124746)
They're probably being conservative on their temperature range statement. CYA in case one blows up at 130°. I'd feel better if they were realistic. Doughnuts for the firemen, ya say? LOL.

Chief, what did they give for an upper limit on yours? Probably 120 like the rest I've checked.

Like Jim, never looked at it :D


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