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Old 10-23-2014, 04:13 PM   #15
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Sorry for the mishap. A word of caution, those dry chemical FE's are generally very corrosive. Make sure you clean it up well and, if it were me, I might consider getting a Serv Pro or similar company to professionally clean the rig.
I'll 2nd this. If it was an ABC (Ammonia Base) it can destroy your electronics. If it was BC ( Sodium Bicarb) your much better off.

That was the first thing I took out of our motorhome. I have a couple of Halotron's in ours. Another good product out is called ColdFire, I believe Home Depot/ Lowes carries them, much better than Dry Chemical.

I've owned a Fire Extinguisher Service Company for over 27 years.
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Sorry, but I got lost in there somewhere; what caused the original white cloud?
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #17
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I thought you had to hold down the lever to make the extinguisher work. If you release the lever it stops. I wonder how this happened.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:56 PM   #18
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It could be worse........

More or less the same story.. Trooper cleaning guns used a fire extinguisher to prop open the door to the armory (Nitro Solvent is nasty stuff after all, and yes the fumes can kill you if they are concentrated)

Extinguisher he used the pin was pulled,, So when it fell over, and the lever got pressed... With the exception of the Radio Room (Door was closed) and the front desk (likewise) the entire post turned..... PURPLE

That building is an ENTIRE block and the post was about 1/4 of that, all the halls, all the rooms with open doors, were purple

Extinguisher was filled with Purple K

(By the way, if you ever need to put out a gas/oil fire.. That stuff is IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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I thought you had to hold down the lever to make the extinguisher work. If you release the lever it stops. I wonder how this happened.
It was one of those small Kiddie Ones and the Paper tape that holds the trigger was already loosened . I have a bad back so I kind of slide out and down,over the front tire and I must of been too close to the extinguisher its right next to the door frame, an I hit the trigger with my big Darer-are Its a 82 so I have a drivers door to get out instead of the side door.
Just like the guy I escorted around campus did is too turn them over and tap lightly with a rubber dead blow to loosen the powder.
I will say I'll have a nice clean interior to head south this winter...
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A big cloud of white smoke can also occur when a small propane cylinder for a Coleman grill somehow works its way behind the kitchen slide. All was well until the slide was extended. Don't ask me how I know. Oh, the upside is that we know all our detectors work.
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What a bummer, I just moved mine to one of the basement's.
I hope all is well with you and the MH.
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