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Why is there a beaded tie on new fire extinguishers?

When I see fire extinguishers these days they seem to have some form of the yellow beaded tie as shown in this photo. What purpose does this serve? It looks to me like it prevents the pin from ...
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Can a class A fire be extinguished with a class BC fire extinguisher?

I recently purchased a fire extinguisher for the kitchen/general emergency purposes. It's a dry chemical, B & C fire extinguisher. Now, I know that there also dry extinguishers that cover all of ...
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Is there a UK equivalent to a BC Dry Chemical Extinguisher?

I realise that in the USA, you can buy a dry chemical fire extinguisher rated for class B (flammable liquids) and class C (electrical) fires. Here in the UK, class B is the same, but class C is ...
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How can I fireproof a room?

I have a need to build a room that is resonably fire resistant. I have played around the thought of adding fire resistant panels underneath the dry wall, but if they heat up too much, they themselves ...
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How do I refill a fire extinguisher or should I just buy a new one?

My fire extinguisher is out of charge and I want to either refill it or buy a new one. Is it better/cheaper to refill it or just buy a new one? (Can I even refill this fire extinguisher?) EDIT: ...
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Why aren't all houses equipped with fire sprinklers?

Fire sprinklers are common in office buildings but not so common in people's houses. How come? I'm thinking of adding such a system to my house but... I don't know... maybe there is a reason for why ...
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How do I install a fire extinguisher on the side of a cabinet?

I want to hang my fire extinguisher on the cabinet next to my sink. Below are pictures of the fire extinguisher bracket and the location where I want to put it. Should I use a bolt with a nut - or ...
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Fire Extinguisher In Unheated Garage & Shed

We are talking about getting fire extinguishers for the various areas of our house. One place where it seems a fire extinguisher would be a good idea is the garage. I also plan on adding a shed to ...
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When to use different fire suppression systems?

I know a fire suppression systems is a good thing to have in one's home if you have anything that heats up, ie... a kiln. Question is thus, what type of suppression system is best for each type of ...