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Fireboy CG2 Series Automatic Discharge Fire Extinguisher Customer Questions and Answers

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can it be used without any wiring?

Asked on 03/11/2015 by KRINOS HADJIGEORGIOU

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Don't know, I wired mine. Contact Fireboy customer service, they should be able to help you out.

Answered on 03/12/2015 by MARIO BARBUTO
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I bought mine awhile back but have not installed it. Mine is the one that is automatically discharged when a certain air temp is detected in the engine compartment. Fireboy also makes a device that can be purchased that either or in addition to (I pretty sure) allows a manual discharge be activitated. That option requires a tether of sorts that might be what you are referring to as wiring. My understanding is that it is not "electrical" type wire but mroe of a cord or tether (discharge cable kit) that you would install to an area a bit away from teh actual engine compartment so that if either you saw a fire start (and before the air temp got too high to trigger the automatic discharge) or if someehow the auto feature failed, you could pull the tether and activate the unit. Othewise I do not believe there is any wiring required for teh auto unit.

Answered on 03/11/2015 by JOHN DORT

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I cannot say for sure, but as far as I can tell, the wiring is to show the status of the extinguisher at the helm, so it probably can be installed without wiring. I was pleased to learn that the wiring on this model was identical to the older model that had been installed on my boat, so I was able to upgrade with no change to the wiring.

Answered on 03/11/2015 by JAMES ALTMAN

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Yes. Wiring is just for a status indicator.

Answered on 03/11/2015 by JEFF GREENHUT

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Thanks a lot Jeff C,appreciate your advice.Krinos.

Answered on 03/11/2015 by KRINOS HADJIGEORGIOU

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Yes, you can use it without wiring, but there is also the option to have it wired to automatic engine shutdown in case of discharge.

Answered on 03/11/2015 by SHIRLEY POOLE

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Thanks Peter.

Answered on 03/11/2015 by KRINOS HADJIGEORGIOU

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Yes but you won't get feedback on whether it was discharged or empty. It then becomes an auto extinguisher.

Answered on 03/13/2015 by LARRY WINIKUR

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Thank you John for your kindness to answer to my question,and appreciate a lot your suggestion.Best regards< Krinos.

Answered on 03/11/2015 by KRINOS HADJIGEORGIOU

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Peter, Thanks for answering!

Answered on 03/11/2015 by KRINOS HADJIGEORGIOU
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is this big enough for a 26' Penn Yan boat?

Asked on 09/26/2013 by Billy Cagle

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thank you very much for your help, I will be ordering one here shortly

Answered on 09/27/2013 by Billy Cagle
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Most likely it is. You really need to measure the volume of the engine room though. That will determine whether it will provide adequate protection. You should visit Fireboy's website for more information. They have instructions for measuring the engine room and installation instructions. You also need to determine the nominal current draw for your engine room blower. This is needed because the blower needs to shut down through ground interruption for the system to work properly and not vent the extinguishing agent from the protected space. Hope this is useful.

Answered on 09/26/2013 by PETER TORODE

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Yes, the engine compartment cu/FT is correct

Answered on 09/26/2013 by DAVID DUFORD

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You would need to calculate the volume of your engine compartment. A Length x Width x Height should provide you with a rough cubic foot number, and then find the next biggest sized Fireboy system. So, if 45 cubic feet, get a 50, etc. They have sizes from 25 to 1,000.

Answered on 09/26/2013 by IAN SAUL

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thanks for responding, I will be ordering one soon

Answered on 09/27/2013 by Billy Cagle
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How often do you need to replace the fire extinguisher? Mine is from 2005 should I replace it?

Asked on 04/28/2016 by Undisclosed

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Unless the cylinder is corroded there is no need to replace it. However, you can remove the cylinder and have it recharged.

Answered on 04/29/2016 by DARRELL PULS
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Unfortunately, I have not yet had the opportunity to install the fire extinguisher that I purchased in Feb. I hope to do it within the next two weeks though. However, to answer the question, I would change an unused fire extinguisher in my boat every 2 years at the earliest and every three years at the latest, just to be on the safe side. John M. Searle

Answered on 04/29/2016 by John M Searl

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I replaced mine on a 1998 Sunstar Houseboat. It is just my opinion that as long as the system is charged (guage) there is no reason to change it out. I also have a 2000 31' Formula Fastech that has the original system in it. Just my opinion. Hope this helps!!

Answered on 04/29/2016 by RICK COURTNEY

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First you should always have your system checked by a professional fire extinguisher service my understanding is they weigh the unit and check the gauge and the cylinder and re-certify the unit if all is good.

Answered on 04/29/2016 by MONTY FRANSSEN
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How do you figure out the square footage of your engine room?

Asked on 04/11/2016 by Rodney Meyers

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They want the volume of your engine compartment (cubic feet) and not just square footage. In general that is: length x width x height; for example 4 ft in length x 3 ft wide x 3 feet high would equal: 36 cubic feet. This reply system would not let me enter an exact website, but the fireboy site does have some helpful worksheets for figuring engine compartment volume. Just enter in fireboy CG2 into a search engine and it should be the first fireboy site listed (just after Jamestown's site). Hope this helps -- John D.

Answered on 04/11/2016 by JOHN DORT
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Measure and then multiply length x width x height = cubic feet of space. Then select extinguisher size with equal to or greater volume rating.

Answered on 04/12/2016 by KURT HASTY

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Hello Rodney, Add lenth x with x height of engine room but don't subtract for the engine

Answered on 04/11/2016 by ED BREARTON

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Square footage is length multiplied by width. For extinguisher capacity, you want cubic feet, which is length multiplied by width, multiplied by height at the lowest point in the compartment (tallest height you can measure). The manual says, "Confirm the volume of the compartment to be protected in cubic feet or cubic meters by multiplying the width in feet, by the length in feet, by the depth at the keel in feet; make no deductions for installed equipment."

Answered on 04/11/2016 by AL MUNOZ
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Hi, I would like to install this system in a trailer to put out a fire that may start at the trailer tires or wheels.Do you have an application that that would work on a tractor trailer, installed at the back of the trailer? it would spray at the back or the trailer wheels where the brakes are.

Asked on 01/19/2017 by Clayton Dineen

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This is usually used in boat engine compartments. I don't think it will take the weather in that location.

Answered on 03/01/2017 by
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No sorry I do not have an answer as I am technically not equipped to provide an answer . Maybe talk to a boat dealer and they can show you how the system is set up. The guys at Tiara are great, check them out

Answered on 01/19/2017 by THOMAS DANILOWICZ

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Hi - that is definitely a manufacture type of question. Here are my thoughts though: they are probably at first say that it is not meant for that, but I think exterior exposure should not be an issue given the typical marine environment. The only other thing I can think of is some of the effectiveness might be lessened since an engine compartment is closed/confined where with a tire well there is some openness. I could see where you aim it well, it could do the job. Again, that is a somewhat dirty area (road grime etc) and I could see where the temperature sensor might not work correctly if dirty. Interesting question.

Answered on 01/19/2017 by JOHN DORT
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I am buying a 2000 Carver 396 but the tank is missing. Do I just replace the tank?

Asked on 06/06/2018 by Tom from PA

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You may be able to simply replace the tank, but like with any new boat, you may want to evaluate the rest of the system to verify that it is fully functional.

Answered on 06/21/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I would think so. I replaced mine in an open bow boat with enclosed engine compartment. There is a wired plug that goes to an indicator on the helm that just shows it is ready. Our blower in the engine compartment wouldn't work if the Fireboy was disconnected or had been bypassed.

Answered on 06/06/2018 by ljs148
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I need to replace a Sea Fire g500a halon cylinder. Is your wiring consistent with the two wire plug on the Sea Fire system?

Asked on 09/26/2015 by Undisclosed

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Yes 2 connector hookup. Very easy. Basically it completes a ground circuit so the blowers will not work when it dicharges in the event of a fire or when pressure is low and needs replacement

Answered on 09/27/2015 by DAVID DUFORD
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If there are two wires it is the same

Answered on 09/27/2015 by ED BREARTON
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Will this product work in the engine area of a class A MOTORHOME....I am concerned about the 175 degree limit and my engine bay is not contained,.i.e. It is open to the road.

Asked on 06/14/2017 by MIke from Springfield, Oh

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Not sure about that, contact Fireboy: Phone (616) 735 9380

Answered on 07/11/2017 by JD Tech Team
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