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#4608148 - 12/19/17 11:16 AM Fire Extinguishers
GGorman04 Offline


Registered: 11/27/11
Posts: 430
Loc: pennsylvania
Boring subject but necessary for the home. What do you guys recommend for the home?
Thanks in advance

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#4608156 - 12/19/17 11:22 AM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
pda1122 Offline


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Loc: Maine, USA
Well I furnished my boat and home with the recalled kidde brand with the plastic handle...so not those.....
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#4608158 - 12/19/17 11:23 AM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
GGorman04 Offline


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I was surprised by how much Home Depot wanted for the ones they sell.

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#4608160 - 12/19/17 11:24 AM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
pda1122 Offline


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Try Walmart. The recalled ones SHOULD be off the shelf.
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#4608161 - 12/19/17 11:25 AM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
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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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#4608168 - 12/19/17 11:32 AM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
brslds Offline


Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: US
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.

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#4608185 - 12/19/17 11:46 AM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
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Registered: 03/11/12
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
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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#4608192 - 12/19/17 11:53 AM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
GGorman04 Offline


Registered: 11/27/11
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No special needs other than protection for the what-ifs in this world?

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#4608207 - 12/19/17 12:08 PM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
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Loc: Virginia
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


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#4608235 - 12/19/17 12:25 PM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
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.
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#4608237 - 12/19/17 12:26 PM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: pda1122]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
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.
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#4608352 - 12/19/17 02:27 PM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
64bawagon Offline


Registered: 01/10/17
Posts: 167
Loc: Michigan
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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#4608357 - 12/19/17 02:33 PM Re: Fire Extinguishers [Re: GGorman04]
xxch4osxx Offline


Registered: 03/11/09
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Loc: Cedarbrae, Ontario
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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