Fire Extinguisher Mount For Trailer

Discussion in 'Tools, Procedures, and Testing trouble shooting' started by Indycars, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Getting ready to head out again to Chicago ..... Yea towing a trailer in Chicago is got to be
    the ultimate fun!!! Not taking the car, but moving my son back home so he can work on his
    masters degree. It will be a good time to make sure the Fire Extinguisher (FE) mount is up
    to the task. I don't want to find out it's not with the car inside and the FE bouncing around.

    Amerex 322, 5lb Carbon Dioxide Class B C Fire Extinguisher
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F5CJHFW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    First I had to design the mount in FreeCAD and then I printed several test prints to check
    for fit. The test prints were only 1/4" high not the full height of 11/16" for the top mount
    and 3.0" for the floor mount.

    Top Mount Below

    FireExtinguisherMount03.jpg
    FireExtinguisherMount02.JPG

    Floor Mount Below

    FloorMountDimensions.jpg
    FloorMount.jpg

    I have some more felt coming, the felt in the photo below is too thick for easy removal of the
    FE. Why don't I just print another floor mount you say, well it took 25 hours to print what you
    see below.

    FP01_FloorMountInstalled_02810.jpg
    If I'm not happy with how secure the FE is in transit, then I have also incorporated a hole for a
    Pull Pin (See Photo Below). The top mount also SNAPS over the FE neck and seems to be a
    good snap if you know what I mean. To remove the FE you would lean the top away from the
    top mount until it's free and then pull it up out of the floor mount.

    FP01_PullPinView_02811.jpg
    The completed installation for now is below, I will probably change to some thinner felt in the floor
    mount once I return home from Chicago. Not sure if it's obvious, but the photos are of the FE just
    inside the side door.

    Of course I had to polish the SS fasteners, really makes the RED mount pop don't you think ? :cool:

    FP01_CompletedInstallationFireExtinguisher_02813.jpg
     
  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    yes impressive, and lets hope never needed
     
  3. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    The fire extinguisher stayed put on my trip from Oklahoma to Michigan and back. But it
    was too hard to remove from the mount, it would not lean out at the top far enough because
    of the floor mount was too high.

    I could have printed another floor mount, but it was easy to just modify it like you see in
    the photo below. I cut most of the material out with a hack saw and then used my air dye
    grinder with a aluminum bit to get the rest. Now it's easy and anyone should be able to
    get it free in an emergency.

    Project Complete !

    FP02_ModifiedFloorMount_02819.jpg
     
  4. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    thanks for the update, on the brackets use!
    and making it more user friendly/practical.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2021
  5. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    No problem !
     
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven solid fixture here in the forum

    All that way and you did not stop in? o_Oo_O:D
     
  7. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Just got back from Lake Texoma.

    It was a fast trip to move my son from Chicago back home so he can work on his Masters degree. Sorry you didn't get to see me ! :rolleyes:

    I know you have told me, but where do you live in Michigan ?
     
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven solid fixture here in the forum


    10 minutes west of Marysville.
     
  9. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Wow, can't get much further east in Michigan can you !
     
  10. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven solid fixture here in the forum

    I can go 10 minutes before I get wet ! :D
     
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