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Unread 11-21-2008, 04:27 PM   #61
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Unread 11-22-2008, 10:52 PM   #62
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Since there seems to be alot of intrest in this topic, here is a web site to teach you how to PROPERLY OPERATE your extinguisher. Its one thing to have an extinguisher its another to know how to use it. This site was designed by one of my brother Fire Instructor's. It's free and done in a web power point presentation with no special program downloads.

www.fireextinguisher.com

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Unread 11-23-2008, 02:58 PM   #63
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After seeing a bad accident last week (unconsious occupents trapped in a burning car) I am upgrading too. Thanks goes out to this post for educating me on what works, and what's worthless.

I was surprised at the accident. Many people had stopped, and an unbelieveable number of people/truckers were throwing extinguishers to those helping. I bet there were 20+ empty 2.5 pounders and a few larger ones (from truckers) laying spent on the ground. Did not seem to help one bit. I was driving the company car, and unfortunately don't carry an extinguisher in it. Looks like I'll be buying 2 this weekend.
About 25 years ago I was on a road trip with my grandparents and we came across a woman rapidly unloading a station wagon full of belongings from her car on the side of I-95. As we got closer we noticed her engine was on fire. So grandpa stopped, pulled out his 2.5 lb extinguisher, and grandma called for help on the CB (this was obviously before the days of cell phones, but it was the heyday of CB use.) It seems within a minute there were 50 truckers pulled over on the side of the road (both sides,) all running up with 10 lb extinguishers (Grandpa's was worthless, and used within a second or so of pulling up to the scene.) Well, that lady's car burned up completely, in spite of the large number of extinguishers on the scene.
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Unread 12-27-2008, 01:45 PM   #64
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so basically we need to carry many different fire extinguishers meant for different purposes . with a chart and a large hand book on which one to use at the right time...

i can just picture this..

"OMG FIRE!!!!!,, WTF ARE YOU DOING USE ONE!!!"

"no no; i need to choose the right one, hmmmm?? is says here this is for smal areas...wait but this one is for electronics. where is the fire jim?"

"UNDER THE HOOD!!! AHHHH!! GIVE ME ONE!"

"hmm.? says here this one will cause engine damage..?"

"NO!! NO!!.... YOU KNOW WHAT, NVM!!!"
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Unread 12-27-2008, 03:39 PM   #65
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Unread 02-24-2009, 11:22 PM   #66
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so basically we need to carry many different fire extinguishers meant for different purposes . with a chart and a large hand book on which one to use at the right time...

i can just picture this..

"OMG FIRE!!!!!,, WTF ARE YOU DOING USE ONE!!!"

"no no; i need to choose the right one, hmmmm?? is says here this is for smal areas...wait but this one is for electronics. where is the fire jim?"

"UNDER THE HOOD!!! AHHHH!! GIVE ME ONE!"

"hmm.? says here this one will cause engine damage..?"

"NO!! NO!!.... YOU KNOW WHAT, NVM!!!"
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Unread 02-25-2009, 01:58 AM   #67
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I was working Sunday night at my grocery store in the Sacramento area. It was about 10:30 at night and we were getting ready to close. While I was BSing up front with another employee someone ran in and yelled that a car was on fire in the intersection outside. My co worker and I ran outside to the sight of an old Mustang that's rear end was fully engulfed in flames. Not only was it on fire but the lady that was driving it was stuck inside.

There was about 10 guys smashing out the windows to rescue this lady. They eventually were able to pull her out through the back window. Luckily, someone ran and grabbed a few extinguishers from the nearby gas station and was able to get the fire under control. It probably saved her life because the fire was getting big fast.

The fire station is right next to our store and the firefighters always come in and shop. We asked them the next day what happened. They told us that 2 kids had hit the lady running a red light and her car caught on fire. They got out and ran. This just goes to show you how seconds can count and how a fire extinguisher can save a life. I think all cars should come stock with them by law, just like trucks have to.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 03:17 AM   #68
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That's awesome that she survived but how about the Mustang?
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Unread 02-25-2009, 03:13 PM   #69
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That's awesome that she survived but how about the Mustang?
Roasted. It looked like a late 80's-early 90's style.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 09:17 PM   #70
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This is an interesting thread. Now I know for sure that I am carrying around a good for nothing 2.5Lb extinguisher thanks to you knowlegable guys. I have a 10Lb halon 1211 one that I am going to put in the back now and take the little one out. I will just have to figure out how to tie it down in the back so it won't bang around.

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Unread 02-25-2009, 10:07 PM   #71
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Any experience with FireAde 2000? I've heard a lot of good things about this stuff. I was able to pick up a few of the 16 oz extinguishers to augment my 5lb dry chem. Only thing keeping me from switching over to the 2 1/2 Lb Fire Ade is the fact that you have to have the cost of the extinguisher body, and enough friends wanting to go in on a 5 gallon container of the concentrate.

Seems great...but not sure the initial buy in is worth the cost over a comparable dry chem.

http://www.firesupplydepot.com/

Picked mine up at http://www.campingsurvival.com/fi2016ozfiex.html for cheaper than manufacturer site.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 10:17 PM   #72
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Unread 02-26-2009, 02:27 AM   #73
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Any experience with FireAde 2000? I've heard a lot of good things about this stuff. I was able to pick up a few of the 16 oz extinguishers to augment my 5lb dry chem. Only thing keeping me from switching over to the 2 1/2 Lb Fire Ade is the fact that you have to have the cost of the extinguisher body, and enough friends wanting to go in on a 5 gallon container of the concentrate.

Seems great...but not sure the initial buy in is worth the cost over a comparable dry chem.

http://www.firesupplydepot.com/

Picked mine up at http://www.campingsurvival.com/fi2016ozfiex.html for cheaper than manufacturer site.
It is very good stuff. It is not good on class C (ELECTRICAL)fires. It becomes a conductor and not good if your fuse block is flaming. Although 12v wont always kill you but it will let you know its there. Another thing is class D (METAL) fire such as magnesium found most commonly in the old VW bettle engines but some Ford and Dodge trucks have magnesium braces in the dash and Fire Ade will do the same thing water does when magnisium burns...its called Thermal Shock Explosion. In other words the fire gets hotter and more intence. ( I know kind of a backwards concept ) so even a dry chem would be better. However the cooling effect of the Fire Ade is only surpassed by co2 which does really help reduce the possiblity rekindle.

I would say its good to use for Jeepin and the best thing over dry chem for campfires that turn into bon fires!!!
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Unread 02-26-2009, 02:43 AM   #74
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This is an interesting thread. Now I know for sure that I am carrying around a good for nothing 2.5Lb extinguisher thanks to you knowlegable guys. I have a 10Lb halon 1211 one that I am going to put in the back now and take the little one out. I will just have to figure out how to tie it down in the back so it won't bang around.

Thanks,
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OH YEAH SECURE THAT PUPPY! A 10 lbs halon will become a missle if you fracture the neck of the bottle. We tested one in the labs at the National Fire Academy I forgot how many yards it went but I dont know of any NFL quarterback would have even come remotely close to it. Look at this way, a highlift jack handle barely taps you in the head as you crawl over a rock. It hurts! Now imagine Barry Bonds swingin that jack handle at full force and knocking your head over the centerfield fence and into the top row of the stadium. That would be your extinguisher hitting you in the head under a fracture discharge.

My advice: get an approved bracket for it and SECURE IT.
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Unread 02-28-2009, 11:01 PM   #75
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Great thread! Like many others, I will be supplementing my two 2.5# ABC's with a 5# or 10# BC as soon as I get my stimulus tax cut... then again, let's not go there.
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