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Fire Extinguishers #4608148
12/19/17 11:16 AM
12/19/17 11:16 AM
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pennsylvania
GGorman04 Offline OP
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Boring subject but necessary for the home. What do you guys recommend for the home?
Thanks in advance

Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608156
12/19/17 11:22 AM
12/19/17 11:22 AM
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New England
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Well I furnished my boat and home with the recalled kidde brand with the plastic handle...so not those.....


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Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608158
12/19/17 11:23 AM
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GGorman04 Offline OP
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I was surprised by how much Home Depot wanted for the ones they sell.

Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608160
12/19/17 11:24 AM
12/19/17 11:24 AM
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New England
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Try Walmart. The recalled ones SHOULD be off the shelf.


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Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608161
12/19/17 11:25 AM
12/19/17 11:25 AM
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Texas
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The modern "clean agent" extinguishers if you can afford them. Highly effective, and far less corrosive if you can't immediately clean it up.


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Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608168
12/19/17 11:32 AM
12/19/17 11:32 AM
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Do you have special circumstances? Call it a day and get a 10lb ABC rated extinguisher from wally world. One for the kitchen and garage. Do you have an upstairs? One up there in a good location too.

Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608185
12/19/17 11:46 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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I would stay away from the cheapies. I like the all metal Amerex ones. Never had to use one but I bet it will work if I need it.


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Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608192
12/19/17 11:53 AM
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GGorman04 Offline OP
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No special needs other than protection for the what-ifs in this world?

Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608207
12/19/17 12:08 PM
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Virginia
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A 4A, 60BC, or larger, is what I prefer...

1A 10BC put out a toaster sized fire, a 4A 60BC, a microwave size...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Kidde-PRO-460-4A-60B-C-Fire-Extinguisher-21005785/100566451

Last edited by mattwithcats; 12/19/17 12:09 PM.

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Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608235
12/19/17 12:25 PM
12/19/17 12:25 PM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: mattwithcats
A 4A, 60BC, or larger, is what I prefer...


At least ONE somewhere in the home or attached garage, is really needed.

A small 10BC is good for small fires.
A 60 BC is what you run to GO get after the 10BC is empty.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: pda1122] #4608237
12/19/17 12:26 PM
12/19/17 12:26 PM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: pda1122
Well I furnished my boat and home with the recalled kidde brand with the plastic handle...so not those.....


I have NEVER had one fail, and have used several.

The recall doesn't phaze me - use with confidence.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608352
12/19/17 02:27 PM
12/19/17 02:27 PM
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Michigan
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I had 2 old Kidde plastic head 10BC that I sent back and got replaced at zero cost, one of them was over 30 yrs old.


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Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04] #4608357
12/19/17 02:33 PM
12/19/17 02:33 PM
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Cedarbrae, Ontario
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I have an Amerex 10lb and 5lb in the house. An Amerex 2 1/2lb Halotron in each vehicle. A First Strike 10lb CO2 and an Amerex 20lb in the shop.


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