Two more fire extinguishers.

Went shopping to Big Club Store and they had these for sale, $24 the dual pack.

One went to the Missus’ car and the other one will be the third one inside the house. I have one for the kitchen as you guys know, there is one in the bedroom and  this one will go near the wash room where besides the dryer, we have the electric panel.

I forgot to share this particular fire suppression device designed for kitchen stove tops. Just don’t flambee anything under the kitchen hood.

8 Replies to “Two more fire extinguishers.”

  1. Check the storage temp rating on the one for the car. Not too long ago we bought one for the car, then realized it says to not store above 120 deg F. Here in the southwest’s that’s a bit of an issue…

  2. Heh heh, I can see it now, you driving down the road and PPPHHHHOOOOSSEE
    instant snow storm and Miguel gets busted for cocaine possession…..
    Heh heh heh.
    Bought the double pak Thursday, one red one white..

  3. First, replace the 2 3/4 lb dry chem with a 5 lb, and do yourself a big favor and spend the $$$ for a high quality 5 lb CO2; much more expensive than dry chemical ABC but just as effective and doesn’t leave the horrific mess dry chem does. FYI, check with your local FD about extinguisher training.

    Vehicle dry chems should be replaced annually because: 1) repeated high temp summer conditions and; 2) constant vibration from vehicle operation causes compaction of the powder, occasionally preventing complete discharge. New one goes in the vehicle, old one gets gently shaken to uncompact, and put in a closet. FYI, dry chems need to be emptied, pressure tested, refilled and re-certified every 6 years, and the cheap plastic valve extinguishers often cannot be refilled or re-certified.

    1. Too bad you can’t get Halon extinguishers anymore, which are attractive for the same reason CO2 ones are. I still have mine, hanging in my electronics workshop.
      Dry chemical extinguishers seem to have higher ratings for a given size, though.
      Re refilling etc, I wonder why the instructions that come with them don’t mention that.

  4. Miguel: TYVM. Just got off my duff, and checked both ours: both good. And, since this is the Periodic Grocery Festival here at my Castle of Crumudgeonliness, well, we gonna hit The Big Box Store, and look into upgrading our fire suppression toolbox. As you observed, we’re more likely to require a fire extinguisher, than a firearm. For a similar reason, a tourniquet is now part of my every day carry. Well done! (former fire dept medic here)

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