Oh man, has anyone discharged the conventional dry fire extinguisher inside their rig?
Granted, I discharged mine a bit premature (a muffin fire in the toaster oven) but I wanted to know in advance what to expect.
First off, once I pulled the pin and released the handle the unit would not shut off.
By the time I tossed the little white demon out the door, I had already created a white-out condition inside of the rig, which I quickly realized was uninhabitable and I baled out behind the extinguisher.
While the extinguisher continued to sculpt broad powdery arcs around the parking lot,
I composed myself, placed my shirt over my mouth and nose and reentered the rig, which now was billowing white powder. I opened all the windows and turned on all exhaust fans. Within a few moments the rig cleared and what was left I can only describe as indescribable, It was if a 50 lb bag of flour has exploded inside a 10 lb bag. Breakfast now ruined. The muffin and toaster oven were immediately discarded as was the fried egg in the frying pan. During the swing around to the door with the extinguisher the white stuff hit the fridge, every nook between the door and frame was caked solid with white powder, as I passed the bathroom mirror I saw my reflection, a completely ghost like figure stared back at me with a few dark spots indicating nose, mouth and eyes. It took weeks, buckets of water and old towels, 10 vacuum bags, all the window screens had to come out, exhaust fans cleaned, a rug shampoo and a few showers, and there still was no getting all the white powder out. Sure, if it had been a real fire the white stuff would have been a small consolation, but as a test on a smoking muffin, it was a disaster.
PS, as I pulled away from the parking lot, and glanced out my side view mirror I noticed the perfect white outline of my rig…
And remember; only you can prevent muffin fires!
Smokey the Airstreamer