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Old 03-27-2016, 09:27 AM   #6941
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I have a large (10 pound) unused Halon extinguisher that is showing low pressure (out of green; top of red).

I went to have it recharged and was shocked at what my Fire Supply place placed wanted to charge me to do it. The counter guy said it would still work and recommended just keeping it "as is" and use it first if needed; then CO2 or dry chemical as a backup.

Something to consider when using Halon in an enclosed area like inside the camper. Halon binds oxygen (which is how it extinguishes fires). Excess Halon will quickly fill the camper after use and basically remove all the O2 from it.

Since it is CO2 that triggers respiration and not oxygen, you can be breathing normally (you think) but experience hypoxia from lack of oxygen after you put out any fire in the camper (like a grease fire on the stove).
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:31 AM   #6942
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Just trying to clear up the myths about halon. Glad to see that you had something constructive to add.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:38 AM   #6943
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A Dry chemical EX that has NOT been Maintained Properly,is a Very Bad Item! Just think "Packed Powder" when going down our "Smooth Roads"! When was the last time you "Removed and Checked your Dry Chem Extinguisner"? Youroo!!
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:43 AM   #6944
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A Dry chemical EX that has NOT been Maintained Properly,is a Very Bad Item! Just think "Packed Powder" when going down our "Smooth Roads"! When was the last time you "Removed and Checked your Dry Chem Extinguisner"? Youroo!!
Thanks for the reminder everyone. Time to round up all the fire extinguishers that can be recharged and take them in to be redone. Since they reuse the powder it is fairly cheap. Not all extinguishers can be recharged so I use the small disposable ones for "family refresher training day".

Youroo is right; they should be flipped and shaken every couple of months and recharged (if possible) every 2-3 years.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:55 AM   #6945
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:14 AM   #6946
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Not today, but last week I replace all the tires with Maxxis 10 ply load E which was an upgrade from load D. Installed TST507RV with flow through sensors to include the spare. Washed the roof, and inspected closely, and found a couple spots that look sketchy, so I have a couple tubes of dicor and a roll of eternabond on the way. I was told by the service department where I purchased the TT that wheel bearings should be repacked every 2 years. Come to find out here that it should be done yearly, so I have new seals and bearings with grease on the way since its been nearly 2 years (approximately 4500 miles) since purchase. My next couple of days off are scheduled.
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Old 03-27-2016, 02:56 PM   #6947
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Remember that the term "safe" almost impossible to define and is relative, both with regards to other products and with regards to different people's perceptions. Safe to me may not be safe to you.

Halon is used in nuclear plant control rooms and upper cable spreading rooms because it's "safer" to the operators than CO2. But like anything else (including water!), too much CAN kill you.

If I had a halon extinguisher, I would have no qualms about using it. These days, however, it's become too darn expensive.
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Remember that the term "safe" almost impossible to define and is relative, both with regards to other products and with regards to different people's perceptions. Safe to me may not be safe to you.

Halon is used in nuclear plant control rooms and upper cable spreading rooms because it's "safer" to the operators than CO2. But like anything else (including water!), too much CAN kill you.

If I had a halon extinguisher, I would have no qualms about using it. These days, however, it's become too darn expensive.
Yep...getting expensive. Best price I've found for the 2.5 pound bottles (standard size in our RVs) is about $200. Halotron is almost as good as halon but is still much better than the powder or chemical extinguisher and about half the price.
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:38 PM   #6949
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Just trying to clear up the myths about halon. Glad to see that you had something constructive to add.
Why thank you!

I'll unsubscribe from this thread so I won't bother anyone else.

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