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Fire [message #326770] Tue, 05 December 2017 18:06 Go to next message
tphipps is currently offline  tphipps   United States
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Everyone's fun subject - Fire!
Returning from a small trip today, we saw a UPS truck that had it's driver side inner tire just merrily blazing away. Looked like the rear brake locked up to the drum and the massive heat eventually set the inner tire on fire.
We stopped, all my vehicles have fire extinguishers inside. GMC had five. One attempted helper had completely exhausted his typical A-B-C fire extinguisher without affecting the fire and it's progress.
I pulled out my Kiddie B-C fire extinguisher and it extinguished the fire very quickly. I was amazed.
Saved someone's Christmas.
Lesson is have the correct type of extinguisher for the fire you plan on fighting. The B-C type actually lowers the fire temp which helps to put it out. Marine fire extinguishers are very good for vehicle fires.
Tom, time to buy another B-C type


2012 Phoenix Cruiser model 2552 KA4CSG
Re: Fire [message #326772 is a reply to message #326770] Tue, 05 December 2017 20:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GMC Jimmy is currently offline  GMC Jimmy   Canada
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Thanks for sharing Tom, nice save.
Re: Fire [message #326780 is a reply to message #326770] Tue, 05 December 2017 22:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GeorgeRud is currently offline  GeorgeRud   United States
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Great job in helping prevent a worse fire! Check your Kidde fire extinguishers as many have been recalled. The Kidde website has all the affected models listed. We had one in our home kitchen that we bought in 1980, and it was replaced with a new one under the recall.

George Rudawsky
Chicago, IL
75 Palm Beach
Re: [GMCnet] Fire [message #326781 is a reply to message #326780] Tue, 05 December 2017 22:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jimk is currently offline  jimk   United States
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I'll say again that there are differances in the extinguishers.
On areas where there are wires, it is imparative to have the ones that will
not cause corrosion.
We had one coach pulled in and since he had the Fire Fight unit we sold
him, the repairs were done with minimal labor. The Insurance claim adjuster
was surprised at how little the bill was.

On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 8:08 PM, George Rudawsky
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> Great job in helping prevent a worse fire! Check your Kidde fire
> extinguishers as many have been recalled. The Kidde website has all the
> affected
> models listed. We had one in our home kitchen that we bought in 1980, and
> it was replaced with a new one under the recall.
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> George Rudawsky
> Chicago, IL
> 75 Palm Beach
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Re: [GMCnet] Fire [message #326784 is a reply to message #326770] Tue, 05 December 2017 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
USAussie is currently offline  USAussie   United States
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G'day,

AFFF extinguishers are the way to go!

See: http://www.gmceast.com/technical/Mueller_GMCer-Fire-Guide.pdf

Regards,
Rob M.
The Pedantic Mechanic
Sydney, Australia
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Re: Fire [message #326786 is a reply to message #326770] Wed, 06 December 2017 00:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ken Burton is currently offline  Ken Burton   United States
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Tom,

Those Kidde fire extinguishers are rechargable. All that is in them is 94% to 97% water, 3% to 6% AFFF or AR-AFFF concentrate and air pressure. The local fire extinguisher place here uses nitrogen. Sometimes they also add antifreeze in place of some of the water. I believe the Kidde was originally charged with 20%. I could be wrong on the percentage.


Ken Burton - N9KB
76 Palm Beach
Hebron, Indiana
Re: Fire [message #326837 is a reply to message #326772] Thu, 07 December 2017 09:25 Go to previous message
Ray Erspamer is currently offline  Ray Erspamer   United States
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Great information. Thanks for sharing. I will be checking what type of extinguisher I have.

Ray Erspamer 78 GMC Royale 414-484-9431
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