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Old 03-27-2016, 08:27 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, 08:31 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, 08:38 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, 08:43 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, 08:55 AM   #6945
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:14 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, 01:56 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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Old 03-27-2016, 02:49 PM   #6948
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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, 06:38 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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Old 03-27-2016, 06:44 PM   #6950
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Replaced floor heat vent with a new one that can be regulated. Man it got hot in there. Forest river should have called it a sauna.

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Old 03-27-2016, 06:59 PM   #6951
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Replaced floor heat vent with a new one that can be regulated. Man it got hot in there. Forest river should have called it a sauna.
Tried to find the 2"x10" adj. vents while we were in FL, went to at least 5 Lowes and about as many Home Depots and none to be found. Went to Lowes in Concord when we got back and they had 4 big boxes of them. Got 2 to install when I start on the camper when the weather warms up and I get thru with all my naps.

Also have to take the GT3 unit out and take it to a repair shop and see if they can get the dvd to play. Never used it before in 4 yrs. Superb quality.
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:10 PM   #6952
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Today ran all the wiring for my new Tank Edge iSeries tank monitoring system that will be delivered tomorrow. Had to drop most of the underbelly and fish several wires. Took me most of the day but got them all run. Also setting it up to turn the electric water heater element in from inside rather than outside. Should get the project finished in the next week.


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Old 03-27-2016, 07:15 PM   #6953
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:20 PM   #6954
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Got a new one? Getting a new one? Done with camping?
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:27 PM   #6955
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Finally did the sewer hose mod...haven't figured out exactly how I'm gonna mount the caps. Thinking of stainless stings and riveting to tube. I don't know what I will use no.2 for...but it is there when I do.

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Old 03-27-2016, 07:33 PM   #6956
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Hope to get a new one .
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:43 PM   #6957
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Finally did the sewer hose mod...haven't figured out exactly how I'm gonna mount the caps. Thinking of stainless stings and riveting to tube. I don't know what I will use no.2 for...but it is there when I do.

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I just used two small eye screws, one on top, one on bottom. Pack with several in it for about $1 at HD.

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Old 03-27-2016, 07:44 PM   #6958
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This weekend a built a new bed frame for the bunk room in the fifth wheel.

The bottom bunk just has a couple of folding cushions for use as a mattress, and we need more storage for our 8 week summer trip, so I build a bed frame out of 1" square aluminum tube, aluminum angle bars, and some 1x4 wood slats, so we can fit some rolling storage totes under the bed in the bunk room.

I'll post some photos of it installed in the camper within the next couple of days.


Bed frame assembled (sitting on our driveway)


Close-up of one of the center legs. I used a T-braces and angle braces to attach the legs to the side angle bars


The assembled legs (on the garage floor) before being assembled. I cut and sanded the 1" aluminum square tube to size and used angle braces (with #10-24 flat head bolts and lock nuts) to build the leg frames
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I just used two small eye screws, one on top, one on bottom. Pack with several in it for about $1 at HD.

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Thanks for the hint.. I will check it out.


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That's the fun part. Good luck!
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