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Fire extinguisher "experts"....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by chris4x4, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Due to a recent cooking mishap, I find my nice efficient Halon fire extinguisher depleted. ANy idea where I can find another, or what may be a good Halon alternative? Yes, I know they no longer make Halon extinguishers, and that Halon is bad for the environment, causes blindness, and cause cancer in California....but it works SO DAM GOOD. Just looking for a place that may have a good alternative, or have some "stock piled".
    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Halon extinguishers are very expensive to fill.

    An operator that worked for a bank used one to put out a fire in a computer in their data center. He got reamed by management because it was more expensive to refill the extinguisher than it was to replace the unit. :eek:
     
  4. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yes....I can see that. Im contemplateing not getting one now...:(
     
  5. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    Not an expert, but sounds like you want a rechargable?
    (pending availability to have it recharged in your area)

    Search online for Class ABC fire extinguishers. You'll probaby want a dry chemical version for the kitchen considering grease/oils can be involved. Class ABC is a good all around extinguisher even for vehicle fires & electrical fires also.

    Or just go to Home Depot and buy their little kitchin fire extinguishers.

    Hope to gawd you never have to use it again (or very often).
     
  6. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    Thansk, Janster. I know all about the "Regular" extinguishers, I was looking for Halon, as they leave no residue behind, and are absolutly the BEST for any indoor fire fighting I may need. I have plenty of the ABC, and BC extinguishers :anonymous:
     
  7. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    ok just so i understand you had a full fire extinguisher now it needs
    to be refulled :rolleyes: What are you doing or are going to be doing :confused:
     
  8. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    I had a small cooking mishap yesterday. :(
     
  9. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    was anyone one hurt?:confused:
     
  11. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    you yuppies with your fancy anti-fire devices.... just get yourself a SC fire extinguisher. Cheap and easy to recharge

    bucket_of_water.jpg
     
  12. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    Chris, now that you have an empty fire extinguisher, you should rethink the whole flame thrower idea and turn that extinguisher around. From putting fire out to shooting it at will! ;) might need another extinguisher on hand of course!
     
  13. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    do tell...
     
  14. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    you may only have 10 posts but if you keep it up you'll go far on this site :D
     
  15. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    Dilsky There go my nipples again!

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    Haha a "small" cooking mishap? I think you should have a fire extinguisher in every room of the house!
     
  16. Mar 12, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    This is Chris you are talking about. He should have one strapped to his back at all times.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Actually Chris is right. ABC dry chem extinguishers will effectively extinguish a vehicle fire however in the process they are a real mess to try to clean up, as well as eating plastics and rubber surfaces. They are also death to anything electronic. You can do as much damage to an engine bay or interior w/ the ABC extinguisher as from the fire. Halon or CO2 are usually better choices for a vehicle if you can afford it. CO2 will work on B/C fires and is cheaper then halon (Halon is still more effective), although still not as cheap as dry chem.

    Next time keep the halon in the truck and keep the ABC in the kitchen. Grease/oil (B) fires are usually just as easy to smother with a lid as us an extinguisher.
     
  18. Mar 12, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    can you define "small" please?

    those are great until you have a grease fire :eek:
     
  19. Mar 12, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    Hell no....

    I have 1 empty fire extinguisher.....I have about 3 in the house, 2 in the truck, and 1 in the boat, still. :D

    Well, yesterday, I wanted to make some lunch, so I figured I would make a "Cheese Crisp", so I got out some totillas, threw some cheese on them, and threw them in the oven. Then, I thought, "Man, maybe a little baccon, too", so I put some baccon on them. Now, to get them to the desiered "crisp-ness", I cooked them right on the rack. Temp set to 400*, and when to search ol' TW. I saw a small little "Flash" out of the corner of my eye comming from the kitchen. Went into the kitchen and saw a little smoke. Ok...No biggie. Open the oven......WWWOOOOOM!! Molly quickly realized that what I was "Cooking", she didnt want, and ran to the liveing room. I reached over, grabbed my Falon extinguisher, and put out the fire. As this has happened in the past, the extinguisher was close to empty, and I used the rest to kill the flames. Now. Before all you Yo-Yo's make fun of my cooking abilites (or lack there of), I want it to be known that my Wife actually holds top honer for kitchen disasters, as she actually managed to Blow the oven UP! And its ELECTRIC. So.....:cool:

    Your probably right..:(

    BAH!!!
     
  20. Mar 12, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    grease? southerners dont EVER use grease to cook with..... :rolleyes:

    plus, the best thing for grease fires is human urine. (Disclaimer: i take no responsibility for anyone that tries to put out a grease fire by peeing on it)
     
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