Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #1
Lieutenant
 
F5MANN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 54
Default Marine Automatic Extinguishing System

I want to have the inboard auto system on my 3700 CSY recharged and tested also there are 8 hand held extinguishers in strategic places within the vessel. I want to have them refilled and tested as well. All the equipment manufacturer is Kidde FyreWatch. I went to their web site but no info on testing and recharging. Any help for who to contact for this service is most appreciated?

Thanks,

MM
__________________

F5MANN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 08:25 PM   #2
Admiral

 
seapuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Everett Wa
Posts: 4,681
Default

contact your local fire dept...they will know who can recharge and inspect a canister....as for the 8 hand helds...if they are dry chem. extinguishers...they can be replaced from west marine....

I'm not in Fla. so I can't give you an address...but the fire depts can....


SP
__________________

__________________
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
------------------------
SSN683 Association member
Par Excellence
------------------------------
2008 Bayliner 340 - "Wild Whim"
--------------------------------------
I live in my own little world....but it's okay-they know me here!!!

Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Tap-Rack-Bang

Anyone that sez "Size doesn't matter" has never owned a boat!
seapuppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
Lieutenant
 
F5MANN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 54
Default

Thanks for the info. I am contacting the fire dept for recharge canister info, and purchasing 8 new fire extinguishers from WM (under $$$ protest)...

Thanks again,
MM
F5MANN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2010, 06:20 AM   #4
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 40
Default

Don't feel to bad about the price in new fire extinguishers from WM. You probably can have the existing ones inspected and recharged but it cost more than replacing them.
__________________
1996 Maxum 2700 SCR
tex'npepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2010, 07:58 PM   #5
Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,744
Default

If the handhelds are less than 10 yrs old and still have a charge, then you should be in full CG compliance. The date should be stamped on the bottom of the canister. Anything older than 10yrs, anything not showing fully charged, or any showing obvious damage should be replaced. Check with your local Fire Dept. for proper disposal. Most local FD's will take them and properly discharge and dispose of them for you.

I believe the engine compartment type need to be certified on a more regular basis. I was told mine should be certified yearly. That should have a tag on it.
shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 02:50 PM   #6
Lt. Commander

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: S.Wales
Posts: 218
Default

I'm not in the US ... but extingushers are pretty cheap to have 'serviced' ... i.e. refilled & restamped.
It's easy to get that done in UK.
Argonaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 05:36 PM   #7
Lieutenant
 
F5MANN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 54
Default

Hi Argonaut,

Thanks for responding. As this may be an issue for other owner/members as soon as I can locate the most cost effective approach to bringing my system into compliance, I will post the "how to"...
__________________

__________________
F5MANN,

2000 3700 SCR "ANDIAMO"
F5MANN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.