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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fire Extinguisher Mounting Options...

Fire Extinguisher Mounting Options...

Would you mount the fire extinguisher under the hood?
I have an old '73 CJ 5 that I'm trying to find a good out of the way, BUT accessible location for the fire extinguisher.
Keep in mind that my -5 rarely has anything other than a bikini top on it, and we have LOTS of kids in the neighborhood which freely use any and all yards... (and I don't mind one bit!)
So I'd rather it not be on top in plain sight so the pin doesn't get pulled or worse.
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I have exhausted options for my 5 pound dry chemical in the interior, it's either in the way or too hard to get at...
I'm thinking under the hood...

Anyone know how hot you can get one of these 'Kiddie' brand 5 lb. shooters before the top melts off or the thing splits?
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Anyone got an option for mounting out of the direct line of sight I might be missing?

Under the seats is out, it's too big for the passenger seat, and the drives seat is fixed so you can't get at it...
It sticks up too far if in mount it upright in the bed on a wheel hump or tail gate.
If I mount it standing up or lying down on the wheel humps it's too easy for nosey little kiddy fingers...

Not that I mind kid in the neighborhood, but kids will be kids, and I figure if I mount it in direct line of sight, it's MY fault when I find the contents exhausted all over the jeep and yard...

I'm also not too fond of the five fingered thieves that seem to be everywhere these days...
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It probably does not help you, but I have a small halon extinguisher mounted on the tranny tunnel up against the firewall. I also have a bigger dry powder extinguisher mounted on one of the rear wheel humps.

I would hesitate to put one under the hood. I just don't think that you could get to it fast enough. I would opt to take the extinguisher inside if you were concerned about it, or its contents, disappearing on you.

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I would not put it under the hood. Thats were most fires start and sometimes you cant open them. The flames and heat is to much when opend. So hiting it from the fender wells is the only way at first.

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What about laying down between the driver's seat bracket and the tub under the door opening?

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my little 2 pounder has been on the roll bar for 8 years now and nobody has touched it ('cept me to check it out and stir it up every few months)

mount it wherever you want, most folks dont mess with stuff like that
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If I had a small Halon, I could find a spot for it, but I have a large dry powder...

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"What about laying down between the driver's seat bracket and the tub under the door opening?"
Don't have a seat opening on a '73, my seat bracket starts at the lower door frame and continues across to nearly the passenger seat.

I've got in the compartment under the drivers seat for now, but I'd like a good spot for the bracket and all...
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I keep a 5lb on my rollbar like Jeepnut but on the drivers side. been there for about 5 yrs now.

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Don't know what Volume my Extinguisher is, but it's a Large Dry one too. Probably 6" diameter and 18" long. I hang it on the down side of my Diagonal Factory Roll Bar. I used quick release Dog Collars to hold it to the bar. I can jump out and have it unclipped and ready in about 6-8 seconds.

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What about on the passengers side of the top of the windshield? It's out of your way, but still within quick reach if needed.

As for the kids, well, you got a BB or paintball gun?

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What about on the passengers side of the top of the windshield? It's out of your way, but still within quick reach if needed.
... in a wreck, that extinguisher becomes a serious hazard to any head in the front seats.

IMHO, keep it mounted as low as possible. If you've got a full cage, you'll have plenty of places that it can be mounted and reached in an emergency, and if it breaks loose in an accident it doesn't kill you by battering your head.
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