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mrteeshot
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted April 29, 2004 09:36 PM  
what is the proper way to mount my ext hand held type 2 lbs
had 2 diff tech guys tell me 2 diff ways what are some suggestions thanks guys

Darkside1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted April 29, 2004 10:00 PM  
Is this to mount in the car? I usually mount it to my right directly behind the shifter. you want to make sure you can unhook it easily. I never really thought about it until last year when my car went up in a ball of flames after a hard hit with the wall. I had the fire out before the safety crew ever got there, and i was still strapped in. No matter what you do, just make sure you can get to it quickly

mrteeshot
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted April 29, 2004 10:09 PM  
I shoulda explained more 1 tech says use a bungee cord and strap 2 roll bar other tech says to use a large hose clamp and mount to roll bar so that in impact it cant come loose but if it wont budge then how the heck am I gonna get to it if I need it ?
see my dilema ??????

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 283
posted April 30, 2004 02:39 AM  
Use one with a metal bracket clamp. That way it is secure yet accessable.

NJantz
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Total posts: 755
posted April 30, 2004 07:02 AM  
I use the vehicle/marine style mounted just to the left of my seat.
Here's the link: http://www.lhrservices.com/fire_fighting_equipment/extinguisher_brackets.htm

WesternAuto17
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Total posts: 569
posted April 30, 2004 07:08 AM  
What you have to remember is that if you don't mount it secure, it will become a missile bouncing around if you roll the car. The guy who told you to bungee cord it to a cage bar is just goofy.

One line of reasoning that makes sense to me is to clamp it down and point it at yourself or the engine. The perfect set up would be to clamp it down and plumb a line up to the carb area and point one at yourself so when you pull the pin, it will spray at both.

eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted April 30, 2004 07:30 AM  
You can buy those brackets at Home Depot or probably Lowes too.

Darkside1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted April 30, 2004 07:49 AM  
honestly, I used 2 zip ties. They are strong enough to hold it down, but when you need the thing they rip out easy enough.

harome1xc
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted April 30, 2004 11:00 AM  
If there is a fire in the drivers compartment, do people really mess around with putting it out? Seems like id wanna B-line straight to the infield and get out.

Flatlander
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 355
posted April 30, 2004 12:10 PM  
do just like western auto says mount it on your lower body this is usually where a fire will come in doesn't hurt to have two but aim them and mount them where you can pull the pin and trigger

Ego Racing
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posted April 30, 2004 12:29 PM  
We have used a tube that the ext fits into. We mount the tube upright with two tabs welded to it and use the factory type latch from the bracket to go over the tup to hold it in and aim it at the driver. We close the bottom with exanded netal to hold it. In a fire you can flip the lever and pull it out or pull the pin and smash it if the fire gets to you just keep it from your face or it can make it impossable to see and hard to breath.
Cable ties are all different strengths and I have seen some that were less than 1/8 inch wide that were black and had a steel band in them, they would hold over #150 each and you could not tell them apart from the others without cutting them.
The plastic and metal mounts can give up if they are in a HARD wreck. Try to mount it upright if possable with the mount against something facing forward so in a hard front end impact when you are shaken up it will still be where you left it.

mrteeshot
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted May 01, 2004 12:25 AM  
thanks much guys

    

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