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Installing a BlazeCut fire suppression system

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by jobell, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. steve_4802

    steve_4802 Active Member

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    Further discussions with Shannons confirmed any damage attributable to the deployment of the fire suppression system would absolutely not be covered. Fire damage, still is. Thought this might be of interest to some and closes out all the info I could get from Shannons.

    I agree with many sentiments and I'm installing the system anyway, but it's good to know what to expect from the insurer so as to avoid (further) disappointment following a fire.
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit tough, when you are simply trying to protect an investment that they insure. :(

    I would perhaps understand if they said they would not cover any damage, in the event the accessory system deployed, without any signs of fire.......:rolleyes:



    But hey, they are an insurance company, and like all of them, they'd rather NEVER payout a claim, if they could get out of it.....:mad:
     
  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Steve,
    When the box with blaze cut turns up, & you have a read, I'm sure you'll be happy with the decision you've made as I'm sure Shannons will be also.;). Not saying you want to be around the back when it goes off but it appears they do no damage in activating. Fire out...ventilation needed....relief for owner & Shannons that 'loss' has been minimised.
    They'll have nowhere to go if these things work like manufacturer claims.:rolleyes:.
    These things are in front of what insurers (even specialist insurers) understand & if I was the insurer I would also take their position "any damage attributable to the deployment of the fire suppression system would absolutely not be covered". Old fire suppression systems did cause damage.:(:oops:
    Bet when they finally work out what they are/do that you won't be able to get Kombi insurance with Shannons without a Blaze Cut!;):D Due to VW kombi fire statistics. I've had 3 & only 2 caught fire! First one didn't last long enough to be exposed to risk of fire.
    Cheers
    Devils Advocate: Having advised it's on your bus & after activation caused no further damage & reduced their payout.......will they cover cost of Blaze Cut replacement???:oops:. Try it on pls!! Ask em.:p
     
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  4. ozferret

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    I have ordered a 3m one from buyblazecut.com.au 6 days ago and have yet to hear it has been shipped. Getting a bit nervous, any one else had dealings with this mob?
     
  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Mine took 2 weeks to get here.
    Cheers
     
  6. andrewjdriscoll

    andrewjdriscoll Active Member

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    Ditto that for mine.

    AJD
     
  7. Marlyn

    Marlyn Well-Known Member

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    Groundbreaking solutions in Cardiff ( Newcastle ) on the shelf !
     
  8. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    Is that the fire ball? I saw one the other day.
     
  9. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    No, Groundbreaking Solutions have the Blazecut for sale.
     
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  10. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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  11. Marlyn

    Marlyn Well-Known Member

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  12. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. I have a Blazecut in the camper, if we want another I will contact them.
     
  13. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Any idea ballpark price from them.
    Nothing on website.
     
  14. steve_4802

    steve_4802 Active Member

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    2m is $330 at Indian Automotive and 3m is $380 I believe. I just purchased the 3m and expect it to be delivered in the next day or two.
     
  15. tomhic

    tomhic Active Member

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    I'm still a bit sceptical. Do we have any evidence that they are effective with a running engine as I imagine the suppressant would be drawn through the fan housing and disperse?

    tom
     
  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    & choke the engine that's on fire!! No air no go..that's not the blazecut..that's your engine bay when it 's on fire. Fire consumes oxygen so engine gets no oxygen & stops. Not had an engine bay fire yet:rolleyes:?
    Most engine/bays that are on fire are not runningo_O. Both mine were not running due to fire consuming oxygen. External engine petrol fires eat air quick.;). Esp in a confined space!
    OH... & if it is on fire DON'T open the engine bay lid & let oxygen in:rolleyes:. The oxygen won't help your engine start again:eek:.!!:p
    Cheers
     
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  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit like airbag crash protection..............you hope you never have to find out if they actually work! :eek:
     
  18. David H

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    So say all of us but after 2 fires I'm not leaving this to chance. It's a bugger trying to get an extinguisher from a passing car as your bus burnso_O. Don't really care about the insurance guys but I stand by my previous post that the time will come when you 'won't be able to get Kombi insurance' without one.
    Don't want it to 'go off' but my Plan B looks good as I'm not watching my bus burn whilst trying to beg an extinguisher off a passing car. That makes 'time' frantic.:p:confused:
    Oh.....& I've got the spare extinguisher for that 'frantic Kombi owner' just inside my sliding door.
    Cheers
     
  19. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Agree fully!

    My "airbag" reply was actually directed at "tomhic", not you.........;)
     
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  20. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Do the search & watch the video. I'm sure you'll be impressed.;)
    Oh ....& no toxic residue:).
    Cheers
     

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