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Old 09-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Proper Fire Extinguisher?

Realized the other night that with 4 burners and a 100lb tank in my garage, I need to invest in fire protection. I know next to nothing about extinguishers.
Any input?
I was looking at this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Kidde-21005779...e+extinguisher

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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I guess it comes down to whether 15 seconds worth of chemical dispensing is going to be sufficient to quell a fire before that 100 pound tank decides to vent...

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I'd like to dowse a fire before it gets to the tank if possible.

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Of course you would. So, is 15 seconds enough?

btw, if you're a home owner, you might want to make sure that the tank and brewing in the garage aren't a problem with your home owner's insurance...

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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I keep a 5lb ABC in teh kitchen, and near the fireplace.

And a 15lb in teh garage near the brewery.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:09 PM   #6
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I always thought this was why you drank while brewing? In case of fire, you have a very full bladder at the ready....

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Whatever you decide to get make sure you get it inspected and recharged annually. Don't want to be in a situation where you have to use it and nothing comes out.

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2A-10BC extinguisher will work fine. I am a professional firefighter and that is what we recommend to most people. Of course you could go bigger without a problem. The biggest thing though is knowing how to use it!! You don't need to worry about your 100 lb tank venting. It takes a lot of heat to do that.....more than any household extinguisher can handle.

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:16 AM   #9
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Thanks Phunhog.
I dont know what a 2A-10BC is.
Does the one I referenced above qualify?

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This sounds stupid, have your garden hose locked and loaded. Your CO2 tank depending on size can also put fires out, bucket-O-sand and lastly a smoke/CO alarm. Set up the gas shutoffs so you can get to them when SHTF. I'm not a Fireman, but I was a heating guy and I've had my share of fires.

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