FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICING

FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICING

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BAZZ69

Original Poster:

64 posts

117 months

Monday 11th March
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Hi folks, I am sure this topic has been seen before.
My Lifeline 2000 is due its first service. I am just about to have my company fire extinguishers checked and serviced. they say they can service my race car extinguisher and label it. Or do i have to pay 3 times the price and have a life line dealer do it. I feel sure it must be the same process. Or is so that the Msa receive some of the proceeds.
Bazz

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1,231 posts

59 months

Monday 11th March
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BAZZ69 said:
Hi folks, I am sure this topic has been seen before.
My Lifeline 2000 is due its first service. I am just about to have my company fire extinguishers checked and serviced. they say they can service my race car extinguisher and label it. Or do i have to pay 3 times the price and have a life line dealer do it. I feel sure it must be the same process. Or is so that the Msa receive some of the proceeds.
Bazz
It is now Motorsport UK and they make no money from Lifeline or any one else for that matter regarding competitor safety.

"All extinguishers must be serviced in accordance with
the manufacturers guidelines, or every 24 months,
whichever is sooner." From the MUK blue book, that I am sure you could have found.

BAZZ69

Original Poster:

64 posts

117 months

Monday 11th March
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Sorry. I thought this was a forum where you could ask questions.

Altrezia

8,342 posts

150 months

Monday 11th March
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Merlin will service it for you.

I need to buy a new one as they won't do mine as it's too old now. Must be well un-safe....


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1,231 posts

59 months

Monday 11th March
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BAZZ69 said:
Sorry. I thought this was a forum where you could ask questions.
You did ask a question which I answered and pointed out that you could just as easily found it yourself. You know like competitors are supposed to do. Sorry if you think that is wrong, but so many drivers clearly don't know rules, is there any wonder some of us who have to deal with drivers not knowing what they are supposed to be doing get miffed off.

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visitinglondon

49 posts

128 months

Monday 11th March
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Drumroll said:
BAZZ69 said:
Sorry. I thought this was a forum where you could ask questions.
You did ask a question which I answered and pointed out that you could just as easily found it yourself. You know like competitors are supposed to do. Sorry if you think that is wrong, but so many drivers clearly don't know rules, is there any wonder some of us who have to deal with drivers not knowing what they are supposed to be doing get miffed off.
While that may be so, you did come across as a bit of a cock.

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1,231 posts

59 months

Monday 11th March
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visitinglondon said:
While that may be so, you did come across as a bit of a cock.
Happy to help smile

BertBert

12,413 posts

150 months

Friday 15th March
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Drumroll said:
You did ask a question which I answered and pointed out that you could just as easily found it yourself. You know like competitors are supposed to do. Sorry if you think that is wrong, but so many drivers clearly don't know rules, is there any wonder some of us who have to deal with drivers not knowing what they are supposed to be doing get miffed off.
And classically didn't quite answer the question, but just quoted the rules. Unhelpful officials, just what motorsport needs more of biggrin

ribiero

341 posts

105 months

Friday 15th March
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BAZZ69 said:
Hi folks, I am sure this topic has been seen before.
My Lifeline 2000 is due its first service. I am just about to have my company fire extinguishers checked and serviced. they say they can service my race car extinguisher and label it. Or do i have to pay 3 times the price and have a life line dealer do it. I feel sure it must be the same process. Or is so that the Msa receive some of the proceeds.
Bazz
i'm in almost same boat, I did search around on PH but couldnt find a recentish post, but I found a lifeline place at Donny that'll do it for £56, but Merlin @ combe were also a good alternative.

rallycross

9,691 posts

176 months

Friday 15th March
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I've used quite a few places for this, prices vary by huge amounts, it does not have to be a m/sport place that does the inspection.

For anyone in Surrey/West london the place I recommend is the guys based at Dunsfold airfield, really nice folk and prices are way too low (less than £10) compared to others, you have to take it there yourself and arrange with them a day in advance.

Its quite good fun taking a trip to Dunsfold but you dont get to go on the top gear circuit.

http://www.1stdefensefire.co.uk/fire-extinguishers



Kraken

782 posts

139 months

Saturday 16th March
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BertBert said:
And classically didn't quite answer the question, but just quoted the rules. Unhelpful officials, just what motorsport needs more of biggrin
I thought he answered the question 100% by quoting the rules. The rules clearly state that the extinguisher must be serviced in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines.

Was it easier to type a question on here and wait for replies rather than read those guidelines? If they, as some guidelines do, say the extinguisher can only be serviced by an authorised agent then I don't see why that should be confusing.

BertBert

12,413 posts

150 months

Saturday 16th March
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Kraken said:
BertBert said:
And classically didn't quite answer the question, but just quoted the rules. Unhelpful officials, just what motorsport needs more of biggrin
I thought he answered the question 100% by quoting the rules. The rules clearly state that the extinguisher must be serviced in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines.

Was it easier to type a question on here and wait for replies rather than read those guidelines? If they, as some guidelines do, say the extinguisher can only be serviced by an authorised agent then I don't see why that should be confusing.
Was only having a bit of a light-hearted dig after the "miffed off" comment. I've come across plenty of occasions where the officials didn't know their arses from their elbows.
Bert

MrOrange

1,597 posts

192 months

Saturday 16th March
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BertBert said:
Was only having a bit of a light-hearted dig after the "miffed off" comment. I've come across plenty of occasions where the officials didn't know their arses from their elbows.
Bert
You could leave the pin out during scrutineering and when the external pull is checked ... get a free refill. You don’t need to ask me how I know that.

rallycross

9,691 posts

176 months

Saturday 16th March
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MrOrange said:
You could leave the pin out during scrutineering and when the external pull is checked ... get a free refill. You don’t need to ask me how I know that.
Oops!

I once sent a lifeline 2000 With Royal Mail parcels to get a refill and the damn thing went off on route ! Amazingly the insurance covered getting me a new unit - it’s not something that should go in the post!