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Offline Diana Alan

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Which fire extinguisher did the MK3 have?
« on: May 02, 2013, 09:54:42 AM »
I currently have a 1 Kg dry powder extinguisher for my Mk3 but am wondering what was the original type/size?

Also given that the land Rovers used a BCF type, did the Inters ever have a BCF extinguisher?  I have an inert BCF 5Kg and was considering fitting it If its appropriate and I can acquire a bracket.
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Re: Which fire extinguisher did the MK3 have?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 10:31:57 AM »
the technical manual says 1.3kg BCF,  (bromochlorodifluromethane) ;D

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Re: Which fire extinguisher did the MK3 have?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 12:36:24 PM »
http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=633

Recycling old or discarded portable fire extinguishers

    Yellow extinguishers are illegal to possess or use on a fire as they contain emissions that affect the ozone layer.
    Return to local fire stations for accredited disposal.

Halon Extinguisher Recycling

    For all yellow BCF/halon extinguishers, please return to your local fire station.
    These will be sent to the National Halon Bank for appropriate recycling and disposal.
    Do not use these extinguishers or release their contents into the atmosphere.


Last firefighting course I did (in NSW) made it pretty clear not to own a yellow/BCF extinguisher as the fines were huge. No idea about other states, or its 'inert' status
I'm not completely useless.. I'm missing some of the pieces
110-415 'Agro' 1959 88" CR              111-676 'Pickles II' 1959 88" CR
114-270 'Maya' 1967 109" GS/WS      113-368 'Castrol' 1964 88" GS
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Re: Which fire extinguisher did the MK3 have?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 01:21:42 PM »
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Also given that the Land Rovers used a BCF type, did the Inters ever have a BCF extinguisher?  I have an inert BCF 5Kg and was considering fitting it If its appropriate and I can acquire a bracket.
http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=633

Recycling old or discarded portable fire extinguishers

    Yellow extinguishers are illegal to possess or use on a fire as they contain emissions that affect the ozone layer.
...
Thanks for that information, but won't be acting on recycling an empty bottle.

I find it amusing that because of CFC's potential Ozone depleting effects, we have converted to CFC alternatives for refrigerants that have 1000 times the Global Warming Potential when compared to LPG (Propane/Isobutane) refrigerants and QANTAS and other airlines are still permitted to have and use large volume BCF extinguishers.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2013, 01:25:01 PM by Diana Alan »
REMLR 240.
Perentie FFR 50-422, SIII FFR 30-146, SIIA GunBuggy 112-726, Mk3 Inter 170-437, ex-SADF SIIB/SIII Radio Relay,
Army Trailers: No5 x 2, W/S x 2, PT1-1.2, Horndraulic ATR dog trailer.
Civilian: MY85 RRc HiLine 4.6, MY51 ex-RACQ 80", MY91 Defender/Reynolds Boughton 6x6, MY12 D4 SDV6

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Re: Which fire extinguisher did the MK3 have?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 02:37:12 PM »
Im guessing finding a bcf extinguisher would be a hard task if there so illegal.

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Re: Which fire extinguisher did the MK3 have?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 08:05:16 PM »
The original extinguisher was  a cabontetrachloride, but was later replaced by the BCF. The question of legality is interesting, because the Constitution says that Government must  "ffer" fair compensation when resuming property. No compo was ever offered  for these, so it could be argued that the laws are invalid... I wouldn't like to take m on though

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Re: Which fire extinguisher did the MK3 have?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 06:19:51 PM »
What about getting a dry powder extinguisher and painting the top and bottom yellow, leaving the white band?

How often have you seen shiny stainless steel stored pressure water extinguishers.