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Old 10-02-2007, 07:05 PM
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Fire Extinguishers ?

who here has one in their car?
what I want to know is, what is the best?

most of us has seen those useless chome $10 models that I'm pretty sure give a false sence of security...

i have been told that the Halon type is the best...
what do you guys think?

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:23 PM
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A neighbor of mine is in the fire extinguisher business so yes, I have a small Halon bottle in my truck.
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I thought that halon was pretty much illegal nowadays... it would deplete the ozone layer like nothing else.
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I thought that halon was pretty much illegal nowadays... it would deplete the ozone layer like nothing else.
No, that is the fault of George Bush . Halon has been discouraged, but it is still around. There is nothing better for protecting computer equipment.

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No, that is the fault of George Bush . Halon has been discouraged, but it is still around. There is nothing better for protecting computer equipment.

Vince
ya but is there anything better to protect our hot rods?
THAT'S the question...

AND...wheres the best place to get one?
yes...i will be scouring the internet...

it can't get much worse than to be standing beside the road watching helplessly while your pride and joy burns to the ground...
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ya but is there anything better to protect our hot rods?
THAT'S the question...

AND...wheres the best place to get one?
yes...i will be scouring the internet...

it can't get much worse than to be standing beside the road watching helplessly while your pride and joy burns to the ground...
Halon is the preferred fire chemical/gas by most all racing organizations. Halon leaves no residue, dry chemical extinguishers make a huge mess.

Do a search for "hand held halon fire extinguishers", they’re out there.
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No, that is the fault of George Bush . Halon has been discouraged, but it is still around. There is nothing better for protecting computer equipment.

Vince
GB's......fault yeah right!, I would not want to be in the room with Halon extinguishing a fire , but you sound like the perfect candidate
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GB's......fault yeah right!, I would not want to be in the room with Halon extinguishing a fire , but you sound like the perfect candidate
Lighten up dude, it was tongue in cheek. Just about everything nowadays is blamed on Bush.

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CO2 is OK for some fires, ABC dry chemical is better tho messy/somewhat corrosive but Halon is best (but a bit dangerous physically) - that is if you can find a small extinguisher at a reasonable price. I have one but used it to put out a fire in some idiots burning Caddy - (and got no thanks for it nor even the offer for refill )

And the squawk about depleting the ozone layer started long before GW Bush, actually while dad, GHW Bush was in office, it became a problem, which most likely put it into either Reagan or Carter's reign. We had them on our 1986 garbage burning plant design in Maine and when they dumped, the refill price went from reasonable when we first started the plant up to outrageous a year later.

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Lighten up dude, it was tongue in cheek. Just about everything nowadays is blamed on Bush.

Vince
Ok I could not tell from here how it was ment. I am just getting a little worn out and the one song bands, kindly accept my apology.

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Ok I could not tell from here how it was ment. I am just getting a little worn out and the one song bands, kindly accept my apology.

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No prob, I am also growing tired of it that is why I must joke about it .

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No prob, I am also growing tired of it that is why I must joke about it .

Vince
thanx for the info & opinions guys!
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Call your local FD they will know for sure.

I have several old Halon extinguishers but I was told by 2 different places that Halon was no longer available and one of these places was the Fire Department. The local FD told me that there are still some Halon extinguishers out there and it is not illegal to refill them but once used they can not be refilled unless you just happen to find someone with some Halon left over which is unlikely because it has been out of production for years. It is not illegal to posses or sell Halon but it is illegal to make any more of it.
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Call your local FD they will know for sure.

I have several old Halon extinguishers but I was told by 2 different places that Halon was no longer available and one of these places was the Fire Department. The local FD told me that there are still some Halon extinguishers out there and it is not illegal to refill them but once used they can not be refilled unless you just happen to find someone with some Halon left over which is unlikely because it has been out of production for years. It is not illegal to posses or sell Halon but it is illegal to make any more of it.
that's exactly what I have read...thanx!
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