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Old 11 Jan 2017, 08:47 (Ref:3701766)   #1
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Fire Extinguisher Servicing

It's that time of year when the belts, seat and extinguishers need checking!

I used to send my extinguisher off to Lifeline to be serviced, but am now struggling to find any of the normal carriers that will accept an extinguisher for transportation as it is pressurised and therefore an explosive risk...bloomin 'elf and safety

Has anyone found someone to deliver extinguisher ?

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Old 11 Jan 2017, 09:32 (Ref:3701777)   #2
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just package it thoroughly and put 'conflagration damper' as the description.
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Old 11 Jan 2017, 10:52 (Ref:3701792)   #3
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If your sending it for service then set it off, then It's not pressurised. Also depending how old it is they may not service it any more, if so they do reasonable deals on replacements
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Will, both replies so far would work. As Tim's method is a bit messy I just pack them discretely and declare as 'car spares'. I suspect that even when discharged, if you mention 'fire extinguisher' on an internet system it will block any further progress booking the consignment.....
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Old 11 Jan 2017, 12:19 (Ref:3701810)   #5
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I would add that last services I had done were by DT, who are a Lifeline agent. Saves having to write 'Lifeline' on the parcel, in case the carrier twigs! No difference in efficiency getting job done or timescale......

Now you've mentioned it, it's reminded me have got two more to organise!
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Lannan racing in Bedford are a Lifeline agent and Graham there is quite helpful
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Old 11 Jan 2017, 13:28 (Ref:3701833)   #7
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Thanks all, some surprisingly sensible suggestions!
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Merlin Motorsport at Castle Combe have no problem sending back pressurised extinguishers after they have serviced them...

When I've sent them out, I've not bothered deploying them, but made sure they were adequately packed and sent on a normal parcel service.
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Thanks all, some surprisingly sensible suggestions!
When you go to the post office Will just say the box is full of false teeff
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Merlin Motorsport at Castle Combe have no problem sending back pressurised extinguishers after they have serviced them...
Neither do DT, or Lifeline. I guess the difference is that the makers and agents have pre arranged terms with their carriers that include them. If you use someone like web service 'parcel2go' as a privateer you're likely to come up against the problem.

Anyone near enough or passing by can book an appointment with Lifeline to have the service done while they wait.....
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Print a new sticker, you wouldn't be the first.

I bought an FE from a local source a few years back for £40. passed scrutineering no problem for clubbie stuff.
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A friend of mine who deals in classic Mini stuff sent an old, dismantled BMC Works extinguisher to a customer in Ireland, via Royal Mail, having fully declared it at the local Post Office..........PO Norn Iron scanned the parcel (after it had arrived by airmail!) and declared it an explosive risk, impounded it and destroyed it. Didn't tell anyone, though, and it took him ages to find out what happened to it......
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 11:32 (Ref:3702065)   #15
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The last extinquisher I had serviced was at a fire extinquisher specialist (industrial type) in York. Dropped off one day and collected the next.
They said they did a few for motorsport but only servicing, not supply.
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