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Anyone else thinking about Fire Suppression in their garage?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by maximizese, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. maximizese

    maximizese Member

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    With the recent spontaneous car fires, not necessarily limited to Teslas (BMW, Hyundai, etc), has anyone thought about retrofitting a fire suppression system in their garage where they park? I'd hate to have a fire overnight or while I was away, especially with pets in their crates at night. Would a water sprinkler system be sufficient or slow the fire down at all? My house has water pipes going through the attic and I'm thinking about remodeling...might as well consider adding a sprinkler system. Thoughts?
     
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    Did you ever consider it with an ICE vehicle that has 10-20 gallons of one of the most volatile, combustible liquids you can buy?
    No? Hm.
     
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    If the battery goes up, the fire suppression system won't help. The money is better invested in a better insurance policy.
     
  5. maximizese

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    I guess I'll have to talk to a fire fighter who has dealt or trained with EV fires, I have a feeling that none of us really know what's effective. As for insurance, I've got home/auto and an umbrella policy, but the idea here to mitigate damage before it's done. There are many things that money cannot replace.
     
  6. JPP

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    Our entire house and garage have fire sprinklers per code.
     
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    Water won’t extinguish a battery fire, not unless you submerge the car
     
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    ...cools it down a bit. otherwise is someone thinking of a full blown Halon system to suppress the O2 in the garage?
     
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    Are you referring those Automatic FE36 Fire Extinguisher?

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    I would recommend looking at this recent fire, caused by the UPS battery of a home computer server.

    Tesla Model S Catches Fire In Toronto Garage - EV Was Not Plugged In

    TMC - My Tesla burns in house fire. Sad.
     

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