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Old 10-20-2020, 02:04 PM   #21
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One of my jobs at the dealer ship I worked at, ever month to shake rock and roll every extinguisher there and mark on the card with date.
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:07 PM   #22
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Do they even sell Halon extinguishers anymore? I have a Halotron in my trunk. Marked and easily accessible. I also carry a First Aid Kit.
No, you re correct. Halon was deemed to destroy the ozone layer, so now you buy Halotron, a slightly different gas. It works the same way. I'm in the habit of calling them all Halon. Do not use in an enclosed area or you will suffocate.

I have my 2nd back-up 5# Halotron in my trunk, but my primary 5 lb. is fastened to the floor of the car in the front seat, right behind my feet. If I need it, I do not want a delay while I go back and mess with the trunk. This one can exit the car with me as I head to the fire.

That little Halotron you have in your trunk will not go very far on a car fire.

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Old 10-20-2020, 05:28 PM   #23
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Carry one in all my 5 cars, also 1st aid kit. Never had to us either yet, better save then sorry!!
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:53 PM   #24
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I have one in the A, An Element style fire extinguisher, I also have one in each one of my cars, not only for me but also for anyone that might need help on the side of the road that might need help putting out a fire. You can check them out on YouTube, just put in Element fire extinguishers and you’ll get a video. Their small and compact and last longer than a co2 extinguisher...

Thank you - I hadn't heard of these before; I particularly like the "no expiration date" aspect of them
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:11 PM   #25
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In 1976, my ex-wife's VW bug caught fire on I-75 in Florida.
Fortunately a passer-by had an extinguisher and put it out with very minor damage.
Since then I have always carried an extinguisher in every vehicle but have never needed it.....
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:38 AM   #26
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We were on tour a few years ago in Yellowstone Park when a fire started in a Model A. The foot starter rod did not have a jam nut attached holding the rod into the starter . The rod came loose dropped down and caused a direct short to the battery which turned red hot causing the carpet to catch fire.
The owner now has a jam nut installed and a fire extinguisher.
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