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Old 03-22-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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Fire suppression

Just (had) installed an automatic AFFF Foam fire suppression system in the engine compartment and one in the generator compartment. Also got two 2 liter manual AFFF extinguishers for front and bedroom to replace the little dry extinguisher at the door. Just didn't feel the stock extinguisher would really do a lot. DW and myself felt the piece of mind was worth the expense which turned out a little less then I first anticipated.
Got the systems from Fire Fight Products in Orlando and installed at Eagles Pride at TGO.
I think were done doing things for the coach, at least for a little while.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:11 AM   #2
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Keep in mind AFFF will freeze, as it is water-based. Storage in freezing weather requires some thought. You will find such a warning on the label. Mine comes inside the house during winter storage.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #3
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Keep in mind AFFF will freeze, as it is water-based. Storage in freezing weather requires some thought. You will find such a warning on the label. Mine comes inside the house during winter storage.

Is there any system out there that is not water based? Are there a number of different systems out there?

It would seem like a system should reduce insurance costs.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:32 AM   #4
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There are a few that do not freeze. Purple K is dry powder. Halon is a gas. Carbon Dioxide/ CO2, is a gas, and like Halon is best used in a confined space. A drawback is, they are the heaviest of extinguishers. Another drawback is, if the source of ignition and fuel is still present a re-ignition can occur after it dissipates. The short of it is, if it contains water it will freeze.
That may not be current, as I have been out of the fire service for 35 years.
This is another that will freeze Cold Fire. Mac the Fire Guy sells an extinguisher that works just as well IMO, and I highly recommend him for advice, education, and products.
Of course the key to using any extinguisher is education.
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Thanks Ray. With the occasional RV fire, it is doubly important that we are prepared and I'd be willing to bet that a lot of RVers are not prepared.
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I would think the refrigerator area would be more important than those area's. I have seen so many refer fires! But you probably have a residential.
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