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My wife booked a little vacation first couple of nights in Rancho Mirage and then now a couple of nights in La Quinta. I accidentally forgot a DVD in a DVD player in the car, and was worried it had melted in the heat. Went out at around 5 am and it ejected just fine. The car was parked next to a tree and has some shade, plus have a windshield sunshade.

I think 120 F seems enough. Pretty darn close to 120, read 117 on the outside temp gauge when we changed cities yesterday...
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That is just too hot for me!!
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Well, as an update. I'm afraid I may have been mistaken about 120 F being enough. Spoke to a 40+ yr. resident, (all her life,) and she said it gets into the 120s late July or early August. At those temps I wouldn't mind if the fire extinguisher just blew and took me with it!

Hopefully, though, on a more serious note. I would hope that the enclosure of the vehicle shell would provide some sort of protection from the ambient temps and prevent exposure to such high temps. Any type of shade has been a blessing when we were outside!!!!
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I would hope that the enclosure of the vehicle shell would provide some sort of protection from the ambient temps and prevent exposure to such high temps. Any type of shade has been a blessing when we were outside!!!!
The greenhouse effect. It's not something invented by environmental wackos. The interior temperature of a vehicle in sunlight can be expected to be much higher than the ambient temperature, whether that be 20 or 120. I have had plastic objects literally deform in an enclosed vehicle.

Thus, the reason for this thread.
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I've heard from various reliable sources that fire extinguishers should be whacked with a wooden or rubber mallet on the sides near the bottom.
Apparently the powder cakes up and then the extinguisher's performance is compromised.
It's a cheap insurance because even when the gauge shows that there's plenty of pressure it may not mean much.
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I've heard from various reliable sources that fire extinguishers should be whacked with a wooden or rubber mallet on the sides near the bottom.
I'm quite sure that wouldn't be wise when the contents of that extinguisher were at 140+
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I'm quite sure that wouldn't be wise when the contents of that extinguisher were at 140+
I agree that's obviously not the time to whack it.
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Couldn't find high temp limit on Kidde auto extinguisher for some reason, but did find this thread:

http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=214191
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Couldn't find high temp limit on Kidde auto extinguisher for some reason
No need to resort to survivalist extremes. Kidde gives you the answer for their recommendation, it is 120F
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Okay, just trying to be helpful:

http://articles.latimes.com/1998/nov/26/news/hw-48106

175 degrees for 7 days seems enough. Look for UL label.
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