General Fire Extinguisher Mounting

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General Fire Extinguisher Mounting

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I've gone and bought a small fire extinguisher for the car, but I have no idea where or how to mount it.

I was thinking of putting it down by the lower corner of the passenger door, but is it flat metal behind there?

I dont want to go pulling carpet up without having a vague idea whats behind it :p

Or are there any ideal places where it should go?
 
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nah, dont want to go drilling into the dash, also plastic isnt the most secure.
 

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Being a fire extingusher you'd want it some where you can grat it quickly.

I was about to say the flat bit next to passenger speaker but someone beat me to it.
 

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but i dont have a rollcage, so have nothing to bolt it to there. Also, blocks the vent and the speaker, which I use :p
 
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i did think of that, but then what if your hit up the chuff? Your fuel tank could go and your without the extinguisher :chin:
 

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You'll want to mount it somewhere accessible, as mentioned before along the ridged area of the console is good place and you'd use a backing plate behind the dash. Another good place is under the front of passenger, or possibly drivers, seat loads of room there.
 
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If the fuel tank was leaking fuel , The fire extinguisher would be the last thing on my mind.......... RUN!!! :eek:
To rupture a fuel tank on these cars would take some serious impact and you would be in a non thinking state.:sleep:
 

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Also if you got hit THAT hard you'd probably rupture the extinguisher too.
 
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who knows, freak accidents happen.

Maybe the love of your life is stuck unconscious in the passenger seat, with the flames creeping closer. You might be able to get a few moments to get them out rather then getting beaten by the flames.
 
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who knows, freak accidents happen.

Maybe the love of your life is stuck unconscious in the passenger seat, with the flames creeping closer. You might be able to get a few moments to get them out rather then getting beaten by the flames.

True!!
But don't mount it in any place that if you did have a bad smash the fire extinquisher would come loose and finish you off on a rebound.....:eek:
 
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true, but its also gotta be easily accesible, hence why i thought of the footwell
 

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True!!
But don't mount it in any place that if you did have a bad smash the fire extinquisher would come loose and finish you off on a rebound.....:eek:

Yea,as with any pressurised cylinder(dont know how much extingushers are pumped up to tho) knock the neck off and it'll take your head off,aswell as go throught the car,and a couple of brick walls,and then land a mile off:rolleyes:
 
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:chin: its a shame its so heavy, id rather velcro the bastard to be honest :p
 
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Yea,as with any pressurised cylinder(dont know how much extingushers are pumped up to tho) knock the neck off and it'll take your head off,aswell as go throught the car,and a couple of brick walls,and then land a mile off:rolleyes:

It's not the pressure inside, which is low, It's the kinnetic energy that the thing can carry when on the loose. I would not want that thing in with me unless it's bolted down as secure as my seat belt anchor.

Tie wrapping to a roll cage is not a good idea as they are not strong enough.
 
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yea, the zip ties did make me wonder, as your not gonna have a set of pliers at hadn to cut them when you need the extinguisher.

My one comes with a quick release mounting. One clip and your done. but its tight enough so that it isnt going anywhere (unless the mounting goes with it :p)
 

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yea, the zip ties did make me wonder, as your not gonna have a set of pliers at hadn to cut them when you need the extinguisher.

My one comes with a quick release mounting. One clip and your done. but its tight enough so that it isnt going anywhere (unless the mounting goes with it :p)


if you look. brooky's is quick release, you just pull it out the holder ;)

put it down in the passenger footwell :)
 
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