Universal vehicle brackets for 5 lb (2.27 kg) dry chemical portable fire extinguishers of a diameter of more or less 4 ½ inches.
Albeit the manufacturer’s notice that his product was designed for 5 lb dry chemical powder portable fire extinguishers, the thing to remember is that as long as the cylinder of the extinguisher fits right once hooked, you’re on the right track. In this instance, as long as your extinguisher has a diameter of approximately 4 ½ inches, this bracket will do. Moreover, whenever one says something about pounds, they meant about the content, not the total weight of the extinguisher. Brackets are designed accordingly to the gross weight of the extinguishers. There are several types of powder. In a vehicle, the standard is an ABC dry chemical (Class A fires sparked by common combustible matter such as wood, paper, and cloth; Class B fires sparked by flammable liquids and gases; and Class C fire commonly known as electrical fires), or more seldomly a BC dry chemical (Class B fires and Class C fires).
One of the greatest advantages of this bracket is that it can handle a number of different portable fire extinguisher models from many different manufacturers. You can thus change fire extinguisher brand without being concerned with changing brackets. Not only does this feature helps you save money on equipment, but it also allows you to save time and effort since no new holes have to be drilled whenever you change brands. Aesthetically speaking, your trucks won’t look like the back wall of a shooting range. Further thinking also demonstrates that such brackets enable you to keep your truck safe whenever you get spares while your extinguishers are being serviced. This bracket may welcome any similar extinguishers lent; it will fit like a glove.
According to the NFPA 10 standard for portable fire extinguishers, the operational readiness of these pieces of equipment is crucial. Placing strategically such an important piece of equipment is the sensible thing to do. At last, a portable fire extinguisher shall never be left standing on the floor.
First, ensure that you have the right type of bracket for your fire extinguisher. Dry chemical extinguishers are sensitive to vibrations which pack up the powder rock solid, thus preventing it from discharging properly. A slightly too loose bracket allows your extinguisher to vibrate more. A portable fire extinguisher shall always be installed on a bracket intended for the said-extinguisher. The bracket shall be firmly screwed onto the inner wall of the vehicle. Of course, a vehicle imposes space limitations which may drive you to place your dry chemical extinguisher in a horizontal position to save space. Montreal fire department asserts, however, that it is best to choose an upright position for your powder extinguisher. Moreover, in theory, one lays down an empty extinguisher to make sure it’s easily spotted for refilling.
It is crucial to use flat screws to fix your bracket in order to avoid cutting notches on the cylinder of your extinguishers. More often than not, fire extinguishers are nicked by round-head screws. Also, note that no clothing or any other object shall ever be suspended on the bracket or the fire extinguisher.
|Type of product||Safety equipment|
|Main category||Fire protection|
|Sub category||Hooks for portable fire extinguisher|
|Height (in/cm)||4 in / 10.1 cm|
|Length (in/cm)||10 in / 25.4 cm|
|Width (in/cm)||4 in / 10.16 cm|
|Weight (lb/kg)||0.5 lb / 0.22 Kg|
|Return conditions||No returnable if used. For more information about our return policy, please refer to the "Orders and Returns" link on the home page|