Installing a BlazeCut fire suppression system

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  1. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    Hello again,

    Having decided that I'm going to keep Miss D rather than sell her this meant I had to action all the things I told a buyer I would do if I was keeping her. One was reaching deep into my pockets and splashing out on a BlazeCut. I'm not so sure "splashing out" is the right term as I am starting to think that they are pretty much essential accessories for a kombi and will be saving up for one for our DC ute as well. Meanwhile, I was wondering if anyone else who has installed one can perhaps provide some guidance and/or photos of the installation to give me some clues as to what to cable tie this thing to. I had a look and there doesn't seem to be many obvious locations that would suit short of using that wood looking material that works to hold the insulation in place. The only problem is that I'm not sure that material will support anything else attached to it at this time. Should I be adding a few little eyelet hooks? I'd have to drill some holes....

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    is this any help?

    seems cable ties are the go

     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think Brad (68Bus) and Mark (oldman) have bought the Blazecut and installed them :rolleyes: ;)
     
  4. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    Thanks that's really helpful... this bloke uses some sort of clamp clips though at the back and sides... can anyone see what they are? I might have to go and peruse the stick on clip aisle at Bunnings a bit more closely. I have a small challenge in that the supplier was out of 3m BlazeCut so kindly provided a 4m for the same price. Bonus extra fire suppression but downside is I have more of the thing to somehow accommodate in there.
     
  5. melissa

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  6. betsy

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    your blaze cut system comes with special cable ties...
    thats all you need
    mine is cabled tied to the masonite board
    its easy peasy
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  7. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    x2.....same way I did mine.....everything you need should have been supplied with the Blazecut.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  8. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Splits don't have the masonite board.
     
  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nor do they have the engine cover to make access for install easier ..... most of the "perforated boards" in bay window kombis are pretty well knackered anyway.

    Seems the essence of installation is pressure on what ever you use - cable tie or clamp - that it is holding it in place and not moving ....... no idea on what the tube is made from & expect heat from the cool area of the engine would still react with whatever used and require initial annual check and maintenance ;)
     
  10. betsy

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    the tube is really light ...if you dont have a masonite board or a you have a splitty ...you must have some thing else you can zip tie it too.

    as long as you keep it out of the way of any moving bits.

    the manufacturer says no maintenance required....i check my engine bay all the time anyway...make sure nothing has come loose and oil in the motor etc.

    lets hope never have to use the blaze cut
    if required...it works
     
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  11. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We did the same as Jerome & Mark. Easy install.
     
  12. melissa

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    What about Blue Bus? How did you mount it in him?
     
  13. Marlyn

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    I cable tied ours to the ceiling of the engine bay metal mesh (73 model no engine lid )
    Make sure the gauge end is visible once secured in place .
    The only other considerations I thought of were
    Surrounding the carbys and placing the tube where a "slipping spanner " was less likely to damage the tube
    Good luck
     
  14. cbus

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    Good idea re " slipping spanner"
    Wouldnt want to be near it if it punctured.
     
  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Folks,
    Never heard of these before.o_O
    Had a carb 2lt burn (okay ..the piston did knock the carb off it's mount!!) & a F/i burn cos' the 5th injector (plastic crimped s**t) 'let go' & spurted 30 psi fuel at distributor 2" away.:mad:
    Bought one today.:)
    3 metre one.
    $360 of perfect security.
    Thanks for your knowledge.;)

    Cheers,
    David H
     
  16. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

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    A photo of mine installed is about half way down this page.
    http://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/evie-1966-aussie-delivered-11-window-kombi.46533/page-12
    I got the 2m one as I imported them myself prior to them being available here. Next time I will go 3m to cover both batteries.
    It is cable tied about engine with return run above the fuel tank and tail above the primary battery.
    You may just see black rubber caps on the carb air filter bolts. I fitted mine when I had the single carb motor. So it was in the wrong place for the dual carb. There is minor risk of rubbing on the bolts so I fitted the caps because I did not feel like contorting myself to change the location of the blazecut.
     
  17. DanSA

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    Who did you go thru David? Should really put one in ours, like you say, cheap insurance..
     
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  19. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    BuyBlazeCut.com.au
     
  20. Tangles

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    But you would contort so well .......
     
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