Installing a BlazeCut fire suppression system

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  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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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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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Barry.
     
  3. OSF

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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.
     
  4. cbus

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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?
     
  5. OSF

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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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  6. David H

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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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  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. OSF

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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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  9. Grantus

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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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  10. OSF

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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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  11. Grantus

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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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  12. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Makes it easily transferable between vehicles as well!
     
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  13. OSF

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    I always read the instructions. I just don't like following them.
     
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  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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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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  15. David H

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    Lazy b.....d! I don't think it will work as well with that install;).
    Cheers
     
  16. David H

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    Now that's one of the most interesting phrases:oops:? of gobbledegook I've ever heard.
    Fire not totally extinguished before the tilt tray:(?
    Or did the mechanics not want it back in the depot:rolleyes:.
    Do not fire services go to these bus fire events?
    Cheers
     
  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    We had a recent car fire 12kms south, and the urban Fire service attended to extinguish it at around 8am.

    By 11am, they had another callout for the same vehicle, which was now on a tilt tray 12 kms closer to destination, but had reignited in the breeze on the journey on the tow truck! :D

    I passed the “scene”, on the way to get the mail from the general store.

    The towie parked his truck in clear ground, just 200m away from our local RFS fire shed.....but no one was called, to try and save embarrassment. ;)
     
  18. David H

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    I'm sure if you had attended the call out it would have swum to the next destination;).
    Cheers
     
  19. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    When I’ve attended car fires, it’s just a matter of putting enough wet stuff, on the hot stuff, until it’s not likely to get hot again.....;)
     
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  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Disconnecting the battery is a given, in car fire, or serious accident.......... as long as it’s safely accessible, and not included in the fire.
     

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