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Old 06-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by RobbyCoffee View Post
In a house you may be tempted to hide them, but in a small business it's necessary to put them on display.
Heh, that saved an old car of mine from burning up. Nabbed one from a nearby video store (remember THOSE?) and dashed back out to kill the runaway carb fire on my old Bavaria. Much to the utter shock of the old korean lady working there at the time. But sure as hell helped me to have that thing visible. I replaced theirs and got another one for the truck of the car.

I already have two spots planned for ones in our new house. In the workshop and in the kitchen pantry, both near an exit path. The new house has sprinklers and the alarm system has heat detectors, but if I've got a chance to killing the fire before the sprinklers trip I'd be glad to avoid the water damage. Otherwise, yeah, I'd just bail with everyone outside and let the insurance folks sort it out.


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Old 06-14-2013, 04:17 PM   #32
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Copper wire. There was so much heat the ceiling just buckled and flames went up. They got it in time to save most of the house BUT black smoke got everything. Whole house was gutted and re-done.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #33
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:22 PM   #34
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I have two fire extinguisher at home. The first one in our kitchen and the other one near in the junction box.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #35
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The rental company I used to work for used THESE. They required 2 over each stove. Come with a magnet so you can just slap 'em up into the vent hood and forget about it.

They ARE kinda pricey, as you'll see...but you can get individual ones also, or ask around for a few neighbors to share the cost with.
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