Where To Install Small Fire Extinguisher? - Safety - Page 3 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Safety


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #31
Bill Kearney
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bethesda, MD USA
Posts: 2,003
Rewards Points: 1,174

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.


wkearney99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2013, 04:17 PM   #32
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 298
Rewards Points: 254

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.
pwgsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #33
ddawg16's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 10,366
Rewards Points: 8,022
Blog Entries: 2

Originally Posted by r0ckstarr View Post
Go on... Finish your post.
Here is the thread I did on an easy way to test.

Measuring Voltage Drop
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:22 PM   #34
roofingquotes's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Roxbury, MA
Posts: 87
Rewards Points: 75

I have two fire extinguisher at home. The first one in our kitchen and the other one near in the junction box.
roofingquotes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #35
jproffer's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chester, IL
Posts: 1,397
Rewards Points: 698

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.
Attached Images


jproffer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gas fire place install couchguy Electrical 4 12-17-2008 10:12 PM
When to install tile flooring? MT Stringer Remodeling 4 10-28-2008 08:49 PM
Repairing Bad Crown Moulding Install jirishboy Carpentry 10 10-02-2008 09:05 PM
Fire Rated Door - Install window? Git Remodeling 10 08-05-2008 03:32 PM
Can I install 3/4" HW on top of the rolled floor membrane there now? davevarga Flooring 3 03-09-2008 10:16 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1