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Old 04-14-2008, 10:08 AM
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I''m converting a Wells Cargo 6''x10'' motorcycle trailer to transport giant scale A/C. What size and type of fire extinguisher should I install ?

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:16 AM
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first il say i have no experience in this BUT

Id use what the jet guys do which is a co2 extinguisher the nice thing about the co2 is it displaces the oxygen killing the fire but wont destroy your equipment... (i wouldn''t want to spray water on a regulator or rx...)

As far as size the bigger the better as long as you can carry it

Just my un-educated opinion on the subject..

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I would suggest using the extinguisher that is required at gas stations. Here in Canada, at least (and I believe the US is the same), that''s a 40B:C dry chemical extinguisher. Extinguishing fuel fires would be the primary purpose here. CO2 extinguishers aren''t great outside in open air, if there''s any breeze. In use, the dry chemical extinguishers blanket everything with a fine powder, which can be cleaned from equipment and shouldn''t cause trouble with electronics. A careful cleaning of engines would be required.

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Default RE: fire extinguisher for trailer

ABC types using dry chemical suppresent since you have the potential for electrical, wood, and gas/fuel fires. It won''t have to be super large. Hang one in the nose of the trailer if it has a side door and one at the rear. Sizing for A-B-C fires size II, and B-C fires size 1. That works out to about a 7-1/2 pound extinguisher.

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