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Old 09-29-2010, 02:54 PM   #16
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When you go into Home Cheapo or Lowes, look to see iwhat brand they have protecting the store. Normally they do not trust the crap they sell to protect the store. Same for most hardware stores, they pay more for commercial quality.
Is that because they have no choice and are required to have those on hand because of fire codes? I would think that a commercial building (like a bix box store) would be required to use a higher rated, as they have hundredes of people in them at any given time, and are full of chemicals.

I'm not saying it is bad advice to get the best, just wondering if that's the reason you don't see a little Kiddie extinguisher (pun intended) hanging up in Lowes

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #17
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Reason # 1
Small 2 # FX do not meet any fire codes. Minimum allowed size is 2A10BC. Required FX size and type is determined by travel distance from FX to next closest FX, type of hazard, fire load, presence of a sprinkler system.

Reason # 2
Usually the FX is installed and maintained by a 3rd party contractor. They do not sell and install poor quality FX. They sell and install FX from Ansul, Amerex, Badger and Buckeye. I prefer Amerex because of the factory support, & the quality of the FX. We do not recharge Kiddie brand FX.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:16 AM   #18
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As for where to install it, it needs to be between the exit and the most likely point of the fire origin. You don't want to go past the fire to get the extinguisher and then be trapped if the fire doesn't go out.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #19
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Great Ideas!

Many people said in the kitchen.. Maybe in the basement would be a good spot for one as well.....
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #20
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In a house you may be tempted to hide them, but in a small business it's necessary to put them on display. In either case, however, you want to consider the fact that it may not be you who needs to use the fire extinguisher one day, and whoever was house-sitting for you when they left a candle next to the drapes might not want to go digging through cabinets and pantries to find what they need. Probability of an emergency shouldn't be taken into account when preparing for one.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #21
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Best place to put a fire extinguisher? Put it in a location where it's the easiest and fastest to reach. You need more than one of them too.

If you're worried about looks now, think of how your house will look when you couldn't get to the fire extinguisher in time.

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Great Ideas!

Many people said in the kitchen.. Maybe in the basement would be a good spot for one as well.....
In the garage, and in or near any bathroom that has electrical items such as hair dryer, curling iron, etc..
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I have one hanging on a wall near the exit to the kitchen. I don't even notice the "look" anymore. I choose to keep it visible for the kids (10yrs to 18yrs) who may otherwise panic and not remember it if its out of sight. At least with it in clear view they may have they presense of mind to grab it
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Honestly most of the time they will not put out a fire. They will give you time to get out or smother an area so you can escape BUT the fire will take over again if its anything bigger than a trash can size fire. Good to have to make it out but don't count on it saving your house if a fire starts. I would know. I was home when a fire started in my garage- when I saw it, it was on a metal shelf unit I had against the wall. I sprayed like your told and yes it did put the flames out for a few seconds but it started right back. I did this 2 more times with 2 other extinguishers while trying to get my car out and waiting on the firemen to arrive but once the last extinguisher was out, it was all over. Fire spread quickly thru the garage and some into the house in 5 mins. I no longer care to own a extinguisher but have a smoke detector in every room and a heat detector in the garage.
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Honestly most of the time they will not put out a fire. They will give you time to get out or smother an area so you can escape BUT the fire will take over again if its anything bigger than a trash can size fire. Good to have to make it out but don't count on it saving your house if a fire starts. I would know. I was home when a fire started in my garage- when I saw it, it was on a metal shelf unit I had against the wall. I sprayed like your told and yes it did put the flames out for a few seconds but it started right back. I did this 2 more times with 2 other extinguishers while trying to get my car out and waiting on the firemen to arrive but once the last extinguisher was out, it was all over. Fire spread quickly thru the garage and some into the house in 5 mins. I no longer care to own a extinguisher but have a smoke detector in every room and a heat detector in the garage.
Sorry to hear that. What was the cause of the fire?
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Electrical plug that had the lawn sprinkler plugged into it. They really could not find the real reason but had a hunch that it shorted out and since the shelf was in front of it with plastic totes and stuff a fire started. I was watching tv and didn't even know anything till the next shelf caught fire and spray cans started exploding
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Did anyone notice this old thread was resurrected by a spammer?

BTW pwgsx....sorry about your garage....but a couple of questions...

I know the area your in (I grew up in Hurst)....I'm assuming you had drywall in your garage? But not painted?

If the drywall was done right....the fire should not have spread to the house for at least 10-15 min.....

Is you wring AL....the look of your house and the AL craze that went on during that time looks like your house would be one of those.

And....I have a method you can use to test you outlets to make sure you have good connections.
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Under the sink or in the pantry is where I have installed mines. Good luck, let us know how things are progressing!
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