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Automatic Fire System check

mattiemattie Member Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭
I've got a Sea-Fire FD200M system on board. Never had an auto-fire system before.

I know it been discussed before, couldn't find the thread. My understanding is that the cylinder needs to be checked every 5 years? Does it need to be removed & sent out for testing? Or, can I have a certified guy just stop by & tag it?

2014 boat


246BR, 276BR, H310BR current

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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,929 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mattie , what’s the PVC tube under the extinguisher?
    2008 330EC
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    These are checked/recertified by weight. If you can find a fire ex place near you that will recertify it, just take it in. Mine is only certified for (1) year. Costs me $5 to get recertified. Marina charged me near $100 to have a service out to certify. 

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    mattiemattie Member Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2020
    aero3113 said:
    @mattie , what’s the PVC tube under the extinguisher?
    I'll have to kill you - if I tell you......



    lol

    Solid tube is part of the blower system. (pretty slick eh?)


    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,929 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very nice!
    2008 330EC
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    mattiemattie Member Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭
    These are checked/recertified by weight. If you can find a fire ex place near you that will recertify it, just take it in. Mine is only certified for (1) year. Costs me $5 to get recertified. Marina charged me near $100 to have a service out to certify. 
    Called our local testing outfit. They are gonna figure it out. Hopefully since it’s the 1st test they can just give it a once over & re tag it.



    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
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    skennellyskennelly Member Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭
    Doesn't it matter how old the tank is to be recertified?  I couldn't bring a 20 year old tank in.
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mine is 17 years old now 😱. The only issue they told me is that if it discharges or leaks you can no longer service it (halon). Would have to upgrade to the new stuff which means a bigger tank too they said.  

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    skennellyskennelly Member Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭
    Interesting
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
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