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Paul G.

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Posted: 02/12/10 02:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I didn't want to hijack the threat on the 2003 Monaco fire posted by "Hold On" so I started a new threat.

Is there any type of fire extinguisher that can be installed in the refrigerator compartment that will automatically go off if there is a fire.

If so where can a person get one?

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Here ya go





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deleted... the one that Larry&Linda posted is better...


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Posted: 02/12/10 02:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We bought ours from Mac McCoy It's the non-Halon Cold Fire system. Go to one of his seminars and learn the differences in the chemicals and products out there.


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I agree that the Cold Fire system is good, but at $470+ not sure. What temp (150,170,or 250) do you pick to go behind the refer? At home where I store the MH inside my house I have a 155 degree fire sprinkler head on a SS hose that I put in the bottom of the outside vent area of the refer as a just in case if I do not turn it off. Being on the frugal side how about putting two of these (one above the other) under the vent on the roof so the flames melt the plastic bottles and put the fire out??? Or for $45 I could put four of them in there or better yet put two in the engine area.
Nice comments please as I'm serious.
This has made me think about adding a smoke detector (remote audio) in there and tying it into the system in the MH bay that sounds off inside the rest of the house.


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Posted: 02/13/10 09:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Aqua-Hot is just below the residential refrigerator (when slide closed). I worry about fires in both locations and for peace of mind would welcome a good system.


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Ivylog wrote:

I agree that the Cold Fire system is good, but at $470+ not sure. What temp (150,170,or 250) do you pick to go behind the refer? At home where I store the MH inside my house I have a 155 degree fire sprinkler head on a SS hose that I put in the bottom of the outside vent area of the refer as a just in case if I do not turn it off. Being on the frugal side how about putting two of these (one above the other) under the vent on the roof so the flames melt the plastic bottles and put the fire out??? Or for $45 I could put four of them in there or better yet put two in the engine area.
Nice comments please as I'm serious.
This has made me think about adding a smoke detector (remote audio) in there and tying it into the system in the MH bay that sounds off inside the rest of the house.


Forget about it. Get the right tool for the right job. You are trying to protect a major investment from burning up and you are worried about a couple of hundred bucks? The unit that "Larry & Linda" posted will do the job. It's only about 80 bucks more thaen the hokey setup you are thinking of ad it gives a positive response.

IMHO, I would go with the the 170 degree head, I don't think the ambient temp would get over that even on the hottest day. The 250 head might delay the discharge a little to long and let the fire over run it.


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Does these fires start at the back of refrig?

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Yes, it starts at the back.

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Posted: 02/14/10 09:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Two other things will help.

1. Line your fridge compartment with metal.

2. Perform regular maintenance on the burner and flue. Keep your burner and flue clean.

Many fridges have a twisted strip of metal inside the flue that drops rust flakes down onto the burner. If a flake gets in the slot, the flame may not go where it is supposed to. It happened to us once, and made a blowtorch-like sound that scared us, but no fire.

I cut the bottom inch off my twisted diffusor. It it gets flaky again, I will make a stainless steel replacement.


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