Got a fire extinguisher?

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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by IainT » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:24 am

I saw these in Ikea yesterday

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -50143351/

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -70143350/

Is it worth having a 6 kg one? Or stick to 2 kg?

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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by ukpreppergrrl » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:08 pm

I have various 1kg and 2kg ABC powder extinguishers dotted around, including in the shed where the solar equipment resides. Not sure that releasing CO2 in an enclosed space is any more preferable to releasing powder. And powder does less damage than water I'd have thought. The restoration of a local church organ after rain got into the workings was very, very considerable!
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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by Deeps » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:12 pm

ukpreppergrrl wrote:I have various 1kg and 2kg ABC powder extinguishers dotted around, including in the shed where the solar equipment resides. Not sure that releasing CO2 in an enclosed space is any more preferable to releasing powder. And powder does less damage than water I'd have thought. The restoration of a local church organ after rain got into the workings was very, very considerable!
Off topic but hope you get over the lurgy soon, kept getting error messages when I tried to reply on that thread.

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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:08 pm

IainT wrote:I saw these in Ikea yesterday

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -50143351/

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -70143350/

Is it worth having a 6 kg one? Or stick to 2 kg?
The biggest one in my house lives in the bedroom, I think of it as my "Fight-Your-Way-Out" kit (we can't exit via any of the upstairs windows easily without outside assistance.)
I'd rather have a 6kg for that job then a 2kg.
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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:40 pm

IainT wrote:I saw these in Ikea yesterday

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -50143351/

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -70143350/

Is it worth having a 6 kg one? Or stick to 2 kg?
More is better... But factor in been able to move rapidly with it getting one into a loft space is a swine ..... Or just general storage

2kg powder
On class a (wood)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPLVttonDUk

Class b ( flammable liquids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2m6yScxgAg





And the larger 6kg

A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXHGYio4_tE



B
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlfhGmR9LvQ
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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm

ukpreppergrrl wrote:I have various 1kg and 2kg ABC powder extinguishers dotted around, including in the shed where the solar equipment resides. Not sure that releasing CO2 in an enclosed space is any more preferable to releasing powder. And powder does less damage than water I'd have thought. The restoration of a local church organ after rain got into the workings was very, very considerable!

Water will be much less damaging than powder in most situations ime... But not as versitile and will freeze


CO2 is hazardous in a confined space then so is smoke from a fire

CO2 is only intended for flammable liquids or electric fires. In class A fires it blows burning debris all over potentially spreading the fire once the co2 dispurses the remaining heat can cause a fire to reignite



It's also worth noting there are 2 type of dry Powder. ABC and BC the latter been useless on class a




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjHhoFhIdQk
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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:14 pm

Well postman pat delivered a new extinguisher today....

We had the service agent round at work over the summer and he swapped out a lot of foam and water for newer water mist (based on the extinguishers been 10 years old and needing a extended inspection due to been a pressure vessel it been cheaper to replace)


Anyhow earlier this week working away I could smell burning eventually saw the flicker of flame from a suspended conveyor belt motor caught my eye a good 4m in the air .. it had begun to spread and was dripping burning stuff .. another employee run out flapping his arms about... Old training kicked in banged the emergency plant shut down button . activated the sites fire alarm and before any help arrived had it out.

(the running seagull impersonator is our "fire warden" who never reappeared :roll: )

Now onto the point there was a mix of burning paint / oil / grease/ plastic / dust and a lot of heat with flames spreading fairly well I grabbed one of the new 6l misting units .. from the ground I begun to tackle it the results were much faster than anything I've ever used before bar BCF (Halon)

In the end to put out the motor I used less than 1/3rd of the extinguisher 2l ish including climbing up and using it to damp down and cool the motor

I was drenched too think Peter Kaye and that rain that wets you through.....

I was so impressed (I've seen videos) but in actual use it's made me realize just how good they are I've ordered a smaller 3l one for home...

Added bonus is there is no clean up .. it's full of deionised water so leaves no residue ..

It's also none conducting as it's a spray but not only that demineralised water isn't conductive so unlike foam or water spray although they claim to be safe to 1000v at one meter stand in a puddle of extinguishant which is running from a still live say electric heater you stand the risk of getting a shock. .










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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by Arwen Thebard » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:26 am

SOLD! Thanks guys.

Just ordered this little beauty (1 litre - 2.9kg - 402x110mm) for the caravan, ideal as it wouldn't destroy the vans interior and fabrics if used. Very reasonable price at £46.79 inc delivery and approved by our insurers.
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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:56 pm

Arwen Thebard wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:26 am
SOLD! Thanks guys.

Just ordered this little beauty (1 litre - 2.9kg - 402x110mm) for the caravan, ideal as it wouldn't destroy the vans interior and fabrics if used. Very reasonable price at £46.79 inc delivery and approved by our insurers.

Water Mist.jpg

Just remember to remove it when over wintering as unlike dry powder it will freeze.. :)

The 3l one is flipping huge
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Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

Post by Arwen Thebard » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:54 pm

"Just remember to remove it when over wintering as unlike dry powder it will freeze"

Good point.
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