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Old 08-05-2015, 05:46 PM   #1
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Extinguishers

We never think about them until its too late!

My plan is for 6 extinguishers - 2 in the cockpit, two in the galley and two in the bedroom. I'm planning to have one abc water extinguisher in every compartment and one bc flammible liquiudz and electrical extinguisher in every compartment

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Old 08-05-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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abc water extinguisher in every compartment and one bc flammible liquiudz and electrical extinguisher in every compartment

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ABCs are triple rated dry chemical, not water-based, extinguishers. Having all 6 as dry chem would make more sense than multiples of more specialized extinguishers.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:26 PM   #3
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These are my extinguishers. The red one came with the bus.uploadfromtaptalk1438817154896.jpguploadfromtaptalk1438817180500.jpg
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We had a 33 1/2ft Carver Mariner and yes, I know it's a boat & not a bus. The reason I brought it up is such that when we had an inspection by the Coast Guard for certification we were told that due to the size we would be required to have 2 fire extinguishers. I feel if 2 makes the Coast Guard happy then 2 should be sufficient.

I would think that 2 should also cut it for a bus. Ours is a 35 footer. We plan to have 3, only because 1. our engine is inside the bus, 2. Our galley is situated closer to the front than the rear & 3. Our bedroom is isolated from the galley and whoops I guess there's a 4. It would make Momma happy.
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I'm preparing for all eventualities. I just hope I can get to my Noddy suit fast enough
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I have a pair of ABC extinguishers in my ten feet of living space--one in the front and one in the back. I'm most worried about electrically fed fires so I have catastrophic fuses on both my start batteries and my house batteries and circuit breakers on the high voltage side. Even if you can knock down a fire with an ABC or other extinguisher, if the juice is still there for heating things up again that is what will happen and your extinguisher will have been spent. A readily available battery cut off switch will also go a long way towards preventing a secondary fire. Also, make sure that everyone aboard knows what to do in case of fire. They will kid you now and praise you to the skies should there be a fire. Jack
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I figure you can't have too many safety precautions. I do wonder about fastening plastic bags of baking soda on the ceiling of the battery compartments and under the top of the hood.
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I figure you can't have too many safety precautions. I do wonder about fastening plastic bags of baking soda on the ceiling of the battery compartments and under the top of the hood.
Interesting idea. Have you experimented? Does it work?
I had a fuel leak on our last trip. Got me thinking about fires.
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I remember reading that many extinguishers are just baking soda and a propellant. The old fire bomb extinguishers aka fire grenades used apparently to use it too though modern editions use carbon tetrachloride
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Being prepared is always the best course of action. I have one in the rear, one in the midship (galley) and one up front...but I always make sure I tell all my guests...just get out first, I can get another bus, but not another you.
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