Packing a fire extinguisher

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Packing a fire extinguisher

Postby Kbel » Wed May 05, 2010 11:04 pm

Just watched a Youtube vid of a group of lads setting off car camping and the car wheel rim caught fire. ::()

Guess I'll have to find space for the small fire extinguisher as well as the fire blanket recommended by titch.

When your camping list goes onto the third page ... maybe it's time to reduce the 'I might need it' list. :$

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Re: Packing a fire extinguisher

Postby Lin » Wed May 05, 2010 11:37 pm

You just reminded me to check my car one. I think they have an expiry date, is that right? I've had mine in the cars for years and years now.
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Re: Packing a fire extinguisher

Postby Titch » Thu May 06, 2010 6:40 am

If its a powder one, and the pressure is ok,turn it upside down and tap with a rubber hammer.
Loosens the powder up, all the Chubb fire testers do it.
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Re: Packing a fire extinguisher

Postby GypsyLady » Thu May 06, 2010 8:00 am

I have both fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen of my CT as well as one in the vehicle.
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Re: Packing a fire extinguisher

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu May 06, 2010 12:48 pm

We have a fire extinguisher in the tool box of the CT but must also remember to get a fire blanket too.

Do you need both?
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Re: Packing a fire extinguisher

Postby GypsyLady » Thu May 06, 2010 3:52 pm

xmasbaby67 wrote:Do you need both?


I have ALWAYS carried both XB.....just never know.
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Re: Packing a fire extinguisher

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu May 06, 2010 3:53 pm

Fire blanket is good for pot/pan fires and if a person catches fire.

How did the rim catch fire? :?
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Re: Packing a fire extinguisher

Postby Kbel » Thu May 06, 2010 4:21 pm

It's not really clear how it caught fire, but it was a section about a foot square inside the wheel rim with yellow flames coming out.

What is clear is that the four idiots should probably not have;

a) All stood within 1 metre of it jumping up and down and panicking

b) Open the boot and try to unpack their gear, and

c) Run into the nearest building and grabbed a water bottle and crawl right next to the fire flicking bits of water at it.

::()

(Eventually one of them blew it out with breath.)

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