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    Default OT-FS One Serious Fire Extinguisher

    Amerex 630 for Class A and B fires. Shoots 33 gallons of premix foam through a 1 inch hose for 60 seconds. Not for electrical fires. More info here:

    Foam Wheeled Extinguisher | Amerex Fire



    This one was last serviced in 2001. Price is $2300 as-is or $3300 with fresh certification. I've always thought these were cool looking (besides being handy around a fire) and kind of wanted one for the hangar. I got a deal on two, so one is for sale. Now if I just had a P-51 to put it next to...

    Located near Mckinney, Tx, just north of Dallas.

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    You should keep it and wish for a P-38 to go with the pair of them, since P-38 is twice the plane, you can justify having both extinguishers

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    Wonder if the foam has Fluorine in it, aka PFAS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glug View Post
    Wonder if the foam has Fluorine in it, aka PFAS?
    I think you can service it with any liquid extinguishing agent. If you are interested, I can check with the company I'm going to get to do the re-cert.

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    Here's the info from Amerex's web site...

    33 GALLON DIRECT PRESSURE PRE-MIX AFFF ATC FOAM

    The Model 630 contains a premixed alcohol resistant AFFF ATC foam which is highly effective on Class B fuel fires and a penetrating and wetting agent on fires involving Class A materials. Excellent when used as a vapor suppressant on fuel spills to prevent ignition. Quality hardware throughout including the unique agent cylinder fabricated entirely of stainless steel – no interior coatings are necessary. Model 630 meets NFPA 418 requirements for H-1 category helicopter pad protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerholz View Post
    Here's the info from Amerex's web site...

    33 GALLON DIRECT PRESSURE PRE-MIX AFFF ATC FOAM

    The Model 630 contains a premixed alcohol resistant AFFF ATC foam which is highly effective on Class B fuel fires and a penetrating and wetting agent on fires involving Class A materials. Excellent when used as a vapor suppressant on fuel spills to prevent ignition. Quality hardware throughout including the unique agent cylinder fabricated entirely of stainless steel – no interior coatings are necessary. Model 630 meets NFPA 418 requirements for H-1 category helicopter pad protection.
    Used A triple F on a trash fire tonight, works well. I set the truck to 3% and let it roll. Use it on every car fire too.

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    I do not have a use for it, but am curious what you DO have in the hangar, even if it's not a P-51

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrHook View Post
    I do not have a use for it, but am curious what you DO have in the hangar, even if it's not a P-51
    I've got an S-1 Pitts and a 1946 J-3 which is currently in kit form. The two fire extinguishers together out-weigh either airplane.




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    Way cool! Pitts are neat planes, and so are Cubs.
    The reason I asked is because I am a checkride away from PPL, almost 3 years into, and 50 years behind, my dream to fly. LOL.

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    I’d love to have a Cub, I got my PPL 18 years ago, single engine airplanes and helicopters. I was close to finishing up my CFL , but things came to an all-stop when my son was born. I have done nothing since , too expensive
    Im envious of that hanger space, I could fill it up quick


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    $1000 to re-certify a fire extinguisher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jancollc View Post
    $1000 to re-certify a fire extinguisher?
    Quote was $800 + whatever they find that needs replacing. They have to hydrostatic test the agent tank and the nitrogen propellant tank. The agent has to be replaced, and I gather that's not cheap. It sounded pretty reasonable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerholz View Post
    Quote was $800 + whatever they find that needs replacing. They have to hydrostatic test the agent tank and the nitrogen propellant tank. The agent has to be replaced, and I gather that's not cheap. It sounded pretty reasonable to me.

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    I didn't intend to sound critical. Just a little shocked at the cost. I think about the annuals for all the extinguishers in my shop- $50 and they swap them out if they need a 5-year, and they come to me.

    If you have the need for that kind of extinguisher, you have the need- and you pays the cost.

    Like your planes btw, I used to do a little flying back in the day...

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    Pull
    Aim
    Squeeze
    Shoot

    For a while lol

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    I bought one at HGR very similar (used purple K) and it was much newer.

    Paid $30 for it.

    Emptied it out, and am re purposing as a tire bead seater.


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