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Old 8th November 2006, 06:01   #1
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I am looking at putting in a fire extinguisher in my car. I feel it is an important accessory. Could you guys please suggest:

1) A good brand of car specific extinguisher available.
2) An ideal location for mounting it.
3) Any other useful info?
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Old 8th November 2006, 09:34   #2
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You get good quality extinguishers from any accessories shop. What car is yours? generally it is attached on the left front pillar, but gives the look of a call center vehicle.

It should be attached where it is easily accessible in case of an emergency..!

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I am looking at putting in a fire extinguisher in my car. I feel it is an important accessory. Could you guys please suggest:

1) A good brand of car specific extinguisher available.
2) An ideal location for mounting it.
3) Any other useful info?
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Old 8th November 2006, 13:37   #3
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I got one in the boot. Picked it from Hypercity.
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Old 8th November 2006, 19:13   #4
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Hi,

Best location would be below front passenger seat fitted via a clamp or velcro.

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Old 8th November 2006, 19:17   #5
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in some tourist vehicles i have seen them tied to the front pillar near the windscreen.
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the best place to attach a fire extinguisher would be on thee a pillar towards the passenger side or you can place it below the drivers seat.
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I would prefer the drivers seat since I usually drive alone and the A pillar is always exposed to heat in case the car is parked in the open.

Thanks guys. Has anyone used Cease Fire?
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Speedzak had a sparco unit in his Alto.

@viper & moralfibre, I think under the driver's seat would be a more practicable place too. I'd need immediate access to it in an emergency.
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I think it would be better placed in the Dash. Taking from under the seat can be a hassle at times. Immediate access to it at time of emergency, would be the dashboard draw on the left front passenger side.
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Old 10th November 2006, 12:11   #10
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Many Fire estinguishers have the requirement to be kept always upright, This could be the reason that they are mounted on A piller.

Cease Fire is the best brand I have heard.
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after going through this thread i found that carrying fire extingusher in this way will not actually put off a fire in car engine bay. it can be only used iin someone else requirement. by the time you realize therr is a fire in car best thing to do is get out of it as soon as possible. while doing so if the fire extingusher is used to put off the fire it may save the vehicle. life of peoplle is anyway more important than car. so i have decided on design of installation but what i want to know is the capacity and the type of extingusher to be used. in my design all you have to do id press a switch or pull a knob or handle before exiting the car.
using fire extingusher with closed bonnet will be much more effective in putting out fire fast and spraying out the full content in one go works well. please le me know the best brand to go for.
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how much is sparco fire extinguisher ??? I need one for corolla... under the seat I think will be fine... hanging it will ruin the cars looks
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How about installing it in the door slots..ont he drivers side
It can be upright, unseen to any one and also close enough to reach in an emergency..

Correct me if I am wrong..
But I dont think that you will have that much time to go and extinguish the fire out..
How are you going to open the bonnet when there is fire under it??
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the way i thought of installing it, you will not need to open bonnet. just press the trigger or pull the lever. i have designed installing a thin tube with holes drilled on it and be made to operate with battery power or pure mechanical through a long its length and one end of it connected to the fire extingusher.i thought of installing the fire extingusher in thr place below central console area or below seats. installation will be defined by the size of bottle. the tube , i have selected the one used for lpg piping. once i get the bottle i can start with the project. i need to make this sucessful since i also use lpg kit in my car. i have already made a lpg ventilation system using brushless motor of computer running on 12volts installed in car spare wheel area. lpg being heavier will settle in bottom.
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Old 16th November 2006, 01:05   #15
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these are mandatory for all new cars in dubai from april 2006..and come fixed under the passenger seat as viper has pointed.
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