Installing a BlazeCut fire suppression system

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  1. splitbus

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  2. melissa

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    I asked again just the other week and he said that the distributor has still not got back to him. He said it had to do with the chemical retardant being the issue.
     
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    Just ordered the 3m BlazeCut online from Deering Autronics.
    My order went through AOK, so I'm assuming all is good and it will be on it's way to me shortly.

    I'm happy to install myself and get it in there protecting my DC till such time as someone tells me it's illegal or I can't.
    $324.85 (inc. postage) seems a small price to pay for piece of mind, even if this ends up just being a temporary measure and I am forced to replace it with something else down the track.

    I'll let you know if there are any issues actually getting it.

    Cheers
     
  5. Barry

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    That is to do with PFOS and PFOA chemicals

    I am currently working at Williamtown and had big lectures on the stuff

    http://olymsafety.com/wp-content/uploads/woocommerce_uploads/2017/05/BlazeCut-C-Series-Catalogue.pdf



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    These systems are the Blazecut T
    https://www.blazecutusa.com/pages/t-series

    Both the C and T use HFC-227ea or HFC-236fa
    https://www.chemours.com/Refrigerants/en_US/assets/downloads/h77974_hfc236fa_push.pdf

    and seems to get the good stuff tick of approval
     
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    Thanks Barry.
     
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    Deering Autronics got back to me this afternoon. They don't have the 3m BlazeCut in stock, but offered me the 4m one at the same price so I went with it. Apparently it will go out in the mail tonight. I assume the 4m is going to be a bit harder to fit, but hopefully it's still doable in a neat way.

    Has anyone fitted a 4m and if so do you have any installation tips/suggestions?

    P.S. If it doesn't fit I'll have a 4m BlazeCut for sale shortly.
     
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    People fitting 3m have said its s bit more of a task than a 2m but ok so interesting to see how you go.

    Did you discuss s 2m at all?
    ie, wondering if they stock them?
     
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    Nahhh ... didn't ask about 2m. Told the guy it was for a Kombi and he just laughed and said yeah we have sold a lot for Kombi's. I queried if the 4m would be to big for a Kombi and he indicated it would fit and he had sold a number of 4m ones to people with Kombis. He didn't seem like he was just trying to flog it but you never know.
     
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    No, I used the 3m but my tips would include thinking of whether you want a "S' pattern or an 'M' pattern. I went with M so I could get above the cold start injector twice as it's been naughty before!http://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/76-sopru-resto.54261/page-11Post 214
    Some wide S could also cover above battery/ies & the spare back into centre between carbs;) with gauge facing outwards.
    I'm sure you'll be very pleased & have peace of mind.
    Cheers
     
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    Their pricing increase between longer models is not much so no big deal.
    Guy I spoke to was helpful and easy to talk to.
     
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    4m BlaeCut turned up this afternoon. Ordered it yesterday from Perth and it's at my house in Sydney when I get home this afternoon. I'm impressed.
     
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    Another metre of added protection. ;)

    Either loop it tighter in the install as a 3 metre one, or just space the same and use the extra around the sides....:)




    Like insurance - I hope it’s an investment that’s never actually needed to be activated. :cool:
     
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    It's all nicely coiled up in a 430mm x 430mm box. I might just chuck the box in there on top of my engine and close the lid. Surely a bit of cardboard burning before the thing goes off won't do too much damage.
     
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    That’s one way to do it, I guess..........:rolleyes:

    Bought it, delivered and “installed”, in record time......:cool:


    Does anyone ever read instructions?........o_O
     
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    Makes it easily transferable between vehicles as well!
     
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    I always read the instructions. I just don't like following them.
     
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    Or easily sold “as new, never used, still in the box”, if you decide the install is too difficult, and you no longer want it! :D
     
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    Lazy b.....d! I don't think it will work as well with that install;).
    Cheers
     
  20. Sahara Hilton

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    Elsewhere, it was said that 2 metre BlazeCut was too little length for a Kombi engine compartment's cubic volume.
    3 metres long was specifically recommended.
    Arguably, 4 metres could do no harm, apart from being somewhat more of a task to install.
    Sounds like even better potential protection.
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    [& just jesting .. ]
    As heat rises, shouldn't that cardboard-box be tied up higher somehow (? no doubt with Hemp twine), with the box-flap open ..
    Or, allowing for the two handy vents down the back in Kombis, maybe hanging a big 4m BlazeCut 'U' partially going up each Flue, could do it .. ? !!
    Singing - "with one eye on the pot, an' t'other up t'chimney .."
     
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