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Why is my fire extinguisher emptied after one use?

I'm planning to make a small DIY gas tank and I saw people using old or used fire extinguishers but I don't understand why my fire extinguisher can't hold pressure after one use. I have this fire ...
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Weber Genesis caught on fire

I was grilling chicken and some of the fat dripped into the cabinet and the gas line caught on fire burning through the sheathing and making a hole in the line itself, leading to a major fire inside ...
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I have 8 of those for a hotel safe all need to be refills and teste it so please how can i do that? [duplicate]

How can I refill them? where can I refill them and teste them too? how much will cost me for refill ? how much will cost generally ?
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Indoor vs outdoor fire safety training for kids

I want to train my two sons on how to use a fire extinguisher. It's pretty wet this time of year in the northwest, so I was considering making a fire in our fireplace inside, and having them take ...
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Why are fire sprinklers and extinguishing systems failing? [closed]

I just looked at some photos of property destruction from fire in Santa Rosa, CA and I was appalled and deeply saddened at the loss of life. This photo is the charred remains of the Hilton hotel in ...
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Is it worth refilling these fire extinguishers or should I just throw out?

please help me decide what to do with these old fire extinguishers - are they worth re-filling thank you
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Fire Extinguisher Selection for Multiple Use

Ill start by saying that I found this question, which is extremely similar to my line of thought: Can a class A fire be extinguished with a class BC fire extinguisher? I am trying to consider the ...
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How to properly dispose of empty fire extingusher?

Bought a small home fire extinguisher, and had to use it for a small stove fire. The needle is in the middle of 'empty', (not all the way, but it appears that the fire extinguisher is of the one time ...
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Is it necessary to get a kitchen fire extinguisher if I have an ABC rated one already?

I'm trying to get fire extinguishers and I'm wondering whether I need to get a class K fire extinguisher if I already have an ABC fire extinguisher like this: http://www.amazon.com/Kidde-21005779-Fire-...
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Why do fire extinguishers lose pressure over time?

We have a lot of fire extinguishers we're using in our company, and I'm wondering why fire extinguishers become depressurized even they're not being used, just on standby. I want to know why it's ...
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How to refill a fire extinguisher [duplicate]

How do I refill a fire extinguisher in NYC. I went to the fire department and they do not refill them. I bought a new one but if the old one can be refilled, I would use it as a backup.
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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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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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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 ...
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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: