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    Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Totally staged, a real fire needs a fire extinguisher, I don't trust it to knock down a real blaze, 1st off, you couldn't get that close to it without suffering burns.

    I have my own self priming fire pump that came from a nearby college with minimal use, I also have several fire extinguishers around the house and garage.

    If you're gonna fight fire, overkill is your best friend!

    No doubt it has it's applications for small contained fires but a real fire gets out of hand within a minute and out of control not long after, with time being of the essence it's better than nothing at all and very capable of knocking down a blaze at the moment of ignition but not long thereafter.

    I was in a house fire in 1982 where someone died, after that I said never again, and since then I've extinguished 2 car fires in my garage, both ignited from welding.
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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    I have a fire extinguisher mounted on a wall bracket in every room except the kitchen.
    In the kitchen, the fire extinguisher (special kind for kitchen use) is sitting on the counter next to the stove.

    Never used them, but you never need them until you do.

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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Magarac View Post
    I have a fire extinguisher mounted on a wall bracket in every room except the kitchen.
    In the kitchen, the fire extinguisher (special kind for kitchen use) is sitting on the counter next to the stove.

    Never used them, but you never need them until you do.
    Do you service them annually?
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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Do you service them annually?
    I was in a bike shop once, and a contractor showed up to check the extinguishers. The main thing he did was hold them upside down and wack them some with a rubber hammer. Keeping the contents lose, I suppose. I don't know how often they did this, but it was likely several times a year.
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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    Totally staged, a real fire needs a fire extinguisher, I don't trust it to knock down a real blaze, 1st off, you couldn't get that close to it without suffering burns.

    I have my own self priming fire pump that came from a nearby college with minimal use, I also have several fire extinguishers around the house and garage.

    If you're gonna fight fire, overkill is your best friend!

    No doubt it has it's applications for small contained fires but a real fire gets out of hand within a minute and out of control not long after, with time being of the essence it's better than nothing at all and very capable of knocking down a blaze at the moment of ignition but not long thereafter.

    I was in a house fire in 1982 where someone died, after that I said never again, and since then I've extinguished 2 car fires in my garage, both ignited from welding.
    What is the length of discharge time in seconds of the extinguishers you have?

    The self priming pump is water only?
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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    I was in a bike shop once, and a contractor showed up to check the extinguishers. The main thing he did was hold them upside down and wack them some with a rubber hammer. Keeping the contents lose, I suppose. I don't know how often they did this, but it was likely several times a year.
    I heard about that earlier. Apparently that's more important if they are stored outside of normal room temperature. I think they said to do it every few months.
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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    What is the length of discharge time in seconds of the extinguishers you have?

    The self priming pump is water only?
    The extinguishers are wall mount ABC with pressure gage, Not sure the run time but they can be throttled and work excellent both. Both my fires were gasoline accidently set ablaze, my fire pump is 16 hp. with flexible pickup hose about 3", it's nice to have around living in a forest whenever there's a drought. I have an adjustable professional nozzle that does stream or spray, it's strong enough to break windows if you blast them full pressure.

    I firmly believe in pragmatic tangible insurance policies, it's kin to keeping a loaded gun in a bad neighborhood to protect yourself and your property. Insurance claims are after the fact, fire apparatus is proactive protection, so is managing the forest by keeping the deadwood, dander, and widow makers to a minimum.

    Trees kill allot of people every year, forest fires wipe out everything in their path and leave nothing but ashes behind, I don't take kindly to all my stuff becoming ashes, that's why I'm prepared. Besides, insurance can backfire if some renegade fire martial says you lit it and charges you with arson, that's the true risk with having insurance, you pay to go to jail or a small fortune in legal fees for your defense.

    Who needs that? Better to have a fire and not need a fire department miles and miles away and an insurance company that will work diligently to help convict you to meet the quota.

    I say this because I know someone this happened to.
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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Here's a fire extinguisher maintenance video, I didn't know about the mixing and mallet, got some work to do!

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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    Here's a fire extinguisher maintenance video, I didn't know about the mixing and mallet, got some work to do!
    Excellent video! Thanks! Do you have your ones done by someone else after the 6 years or also do that yourself? Someone on Youtube pointed me to this one which is designed for self service:

    https://www.rusoh.com/performance/self-service-concept/

    You can see a few tests of it here:

    https://youtu.be/ztEXafCC9Tc

    I also found out about these Fire extinguisher balls ha. Never even knew of their existence. Surprisingly Amazon sells them. I could see those being useful.

    https://youtu.be/L_0sawCkIk4
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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Yes.

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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    Here's a fire extinguisher maintenance video, I didn't know about the mixing and mallet, got some work to do!

    Excellent video! Thanks! Do you have your ones done by someone else after the 6 years or also do that yourself? Someone on Youtube pointed me to this one which is designed for self service:

    https://www.rusoh.com/performance/self-service-concept/

    You can see a few tests of it here:

    https://youtu.be/ztEXafCC9Tc

    I also found out about these Fire extinguisher balls ha. Never even knew of their existence. Surprisingly Amazon sells them. I could see those being useful.

    https://youtu.be/L_0sawCkIk4
    Forgot to mention, I have a 5/8 garden hose reeled in the basement that can reach throughout the house, it has the same head as the big one but miniature to fit a garden hose. It's one of the first things I did moving in, it's just common sense.

    Bundle up, boys, it's gonna be a long cold endless winter.


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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    What do you think about the performance of this one?

    https://youtu.be/mFLIdZGaZ-Y

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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    Here's a fire extinguisher maintenance video, I didn't know about the mixing and mallet, got some work to do!

    It's best to check with your local fire dept on servicing fire extinguishers in your area/country... Not all rules apply everywhere. Fire extinguishers will be made and marketed for the country's standards.

    Here in Australia, physical status checks every 6 months and pressure vessel certification every 5 years. Most handheld fire extinguishers are replaced rather than checked at 5 years. Wheeled fire extinguishers and fire suppression vessels will be certified.

    The rubber mallet tap on the bottom and lower sides is important on fire extinguishers that are on mobile equipment or anywhere they experience vibrations. Good practice is, near the end of life transfer the extinguisher to mobile equipment and put new one in the buildings. Keep in a bag and out of direct sunlight if possible.

    Just because the fire extinguisher is "Out of Date" doesn't mean it won't work... Any fire extinguisher is better than no fire extinguisher if it is the correct type for the fire.

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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Magarac View Post
    I have a fire extinguisher mounted on a wall bracket in every room except the kitchen.
    In the kitchen, the fire extinguisher (special kind for kitchen use) is sitting on the counter next to the stove.

    Never used them, but you never need them until you do.
    Hmm.

    Next to the stove is probably not the best place to keep an extinguisher. A fire on the stove may make it difficult to reach without risking serious burns.

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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    Hmm.

    Next to the stove is probably not the best place to keep an extinguisher. A fire on the stove may make it difficult to reach without risking serious burns.
    Yes, handy but not next to it.

    A fire blanket is also good idea for the kitchen in case your clothes catch on fire, drop and roll yourself up in it if possible. It can also be draped on top of the fire to smother it or draped on you for protection to escape. It doesn't make the mess like a dry power fire extinguisher.

    Fire blanket - Wikipedia

    Check with your local fire dept. on what is suggested in your area. Some places offer a free or low cost inspection or assessment for fire prevention, they may come up with suggestions you have not thought about. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

    Some drier climates the threat is outside the home. Clean your gutters, rake up trash, dead grass, leaves etc. Don't have your BBQ next to your house. Don't store oil, grease or oily rags next to your house. Be mindful of glass in direct sunlight and what is behind it.

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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Well, fire needs heat, ignitable material, and oxygen. That stick device looks like it's a simple 'oxygen deprivation' - think of a CO2 extinguisher - and useless if the fire has hot, residual, burnable material.
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    Re: Anyone have these at home for Fire safety? (Fire Safety Stick)

    Another good kitchen fire extinguisher (for grease/oil fires) is baking soda, works fantastic! For non grease fires, baking soda mixed with vinegar.

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