Best Fire extinguisher and where to purchase

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Best Fire extinguisher and where to purchase
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 12:02 pm:

I took my own advise so here it is!

This is not the place to "tell about my fire" but a thread that covers what fire extinguisher is best for our garages and cars.

It also should include leads to get the best deals


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 12:53 pm:

I posted some advice on fire extinguishers back in March.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/331880.html

The best deal is one that has the most "horsepower" (ABC rating) and also has a hose with a metal head. Of course prices vary with point of purchase.
You might check out the Amerex web site or contact a local fire extinguisher service close to you. Avoid the little plastic ones.

Several months ago my ext. friend provided Amerex B402's, a 5lb ABC one to local club members for I think $35. each. I delivered over two dozen. This model has the most HP for its size good for all common fires.

I hope no one has had to use them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 12:56 pm:

Sorry the link is not correct.
Guess I better stick to giving advice about fires and prevention, not computer links.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Wilson on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 12:56 pm:

The fire extinguisher screwed to the floor in my T came from Costco. They had 2 in a box for $25/$30 for two. Watch the adds, the big box home centers have them on sale from time to time. All fire extinguishers have to meet certain standards, so they are all good
Just be sure you get one that can be used on flammable liquids. Most of the ones you will find probably are universal.
Keep in mind all fire extinguishers do have an expiration date. It is usually stamped on the bottom. Most are good for about 10 years. I found one in my house that was almost 20 years old. It worked fine when we shot it off in the street. They are so cheap, why take a chance. I have multiple extinguishers around the house. One by the furnace, one in my work shop, one in the laundry closet, and one in the garage (which doubles as a kitchen unit since it is right outside the door) You need to visit your extinguishers at least twice a year, and confirm they still are in the green on the gauge. It also is a good idea to turn them upside down, and give them a couple of hard slaps with the palm of your hand on the bottom. The powder in the extinguishers can cake, and it is good to break it up from time to time. You can actually feel it move in the extinguisher when you hit it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 01:04 pm:

I think this is the link: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/352249.html?1365384938.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 01:26 pm:

Thanks Steve


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