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 Author  Topic: Al Ross & Vets, What is a LUX pull
  David Waples

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Hi Al,
On your drawing of the PT-103 class of boats on the forward port side of the day cabin is something labeled as a LUX Pull. What praytell is a LUX Pull?
Thank you
Dave

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I'm not off-hand familiar with the drawing, but basically here is what you are looking for.

The "LUX pull" is the CO2 Fire extinguishing system enabler found on PT Boats. Below please find the description as detailed in the "DETAIL SPECIFICATIONS FOR BUILDING MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS". The first paragraph describes the system.

FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM.

The fire extinguishing equipment shall be a remote manually controlled carbon dioxide system, completely installed for protection of engine room and fuel tank compartment. It shall consist of proper capacity of gunfire type cylinders, with watertight pull boxes on the bridge and at a point convenient to engine hatch, for separate flooding of engine room and tank compartments. Tanks shall be located in compartment below chart house, and supply lines run to engine room and fuel tank compartments with proper nozzles. Pressure-operated switch shall be provided to shut off blowers of ventilation system. Controls shall be located at bridge and engine room hatch on deck.

Six 7 1/2-pound size carbon dioxide portable gunfire type hand fire extinguishers shall be supplied and installed in approved locations.

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Dick Washichek


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alross2

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External trigger for the carbon monoxide fire extinguisher system in the fuel tank area and engineroom. Photo here:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/lux_1_1.jpg

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Duh!! CO2, not CO. I'm getting too many fumes at work... :-}

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