Jump to content

Element fire extinguisher mounting


Recommended Posts

I bought one of these

 

https://elementfire.com/collections/allproducts/products/element-e50

 

which I plan to mount in my seven. Trying to determine the best location to mount it. I'd rather not drill any holes.

 

Best I've come up with is to cable tie the mounting bracket to one of the verticals or the diagonal on the roll bar, and then wrap with a velcro strap or two for extra security. Sound good? Any other ideas?

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I bought one of those for the new Cat - they look a great piece of kit based on the video demonstrations.  

 

I have always preferred to mount my fire extinguisher on the passenger side footwell, gearbox tunnel side.  That way I can unbuckle, single handedly grab it then exit car ready to act.   Also, it is hidden when parked as the tonneau would be over it.   I would suggest you try a few places where you practice grabbing it in a hurry.  

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

If the mount is good, you should not need extra securement, Velcro or otherwise.  Seconds count if you need to use it.  Mine is on the roll bar vertical, on my side of car.  In case of a problem, my thought is: switch off, exit car, then the extinguisher is right at hand.  Probably 20 ways.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. I think roll bar on driver's side of the car makes sense for me.

 

One thing I've thought about is if there's a fire around the engine taking the bonnet off quickly and safely might be a challenge. Run around to undo all for latches, and then when I take it off I have to lean in towards the center of the car. Might be a pretty hazardous thing to do with flames under the bonnet...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Generally, opening a hood on any car with a fire is dangerous because of the great influx of air to the fire.  If you can see where the fire is and have a body opening, shoot there first, maybe through vents on top, gap around intake/exhaust.  Since the hood does need to be opened, it should be with 2 people, so one can aim the extinguisher immediately.  Help!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...