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Old 09-18-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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fire extinguisher

I have an older camper ( 1993 Palomino Filly pop up ), it has the original fire extingisher. I believe they recommend replacing house hold fire extingishers every 10 years, the current model does not have a pressure gauge. any idea if it should be replaced?
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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If you want to be safe change it out.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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When in doubt change it out. It is not a big expense. It could save your life or something else.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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Agree with 2 and 3 -- Replace it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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And while you are at the store buy a couple more. Put them in strategic places (maybe one accessible outside).
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:59 PM   #6
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Costco sells a twin pack. Home Depot and Lowes has them all the time. With any luck you will never have to use it and it will remain a convienient weight for windy days....but it is certainly worth the purchase.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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Google Mac the Fire Guy.... Not only should it be replaced but there are better extinguishers out there. Mac Sells them.
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Replace it with a good quality new extinguisher, they can be serviced and re-certified. Buy one larger than you think you need.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #9
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Anything under 5 lbs generally is not inspected or pressure tested as the testing is more expensive than a replacement unit. 5 lb units are generally on the border depending on the rebuild parts required.
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After you get them make sure you shake them once in a while so chemicals do not compact.
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"The vote" is now 9 for a replacement and 0 for don't replace.

I am happy to make the score 10-0.
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I'll make it 11, a nice even (?) #. Speaking of #'s. I have 5 in my MH. One each in the bedroom , kitchen, entry door , and compartments where I keep propane grill and the one next to the Genny.
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Replace it with a good quality new extinguisher, they can be serviced and re-certified. Buy one larger than you think you need.
Larger for sure (does that make me #12) :-)

I did an occupational fire responder course with a group from work a few years ago and the instructor handed us "out of date" 2.5kg (5lb) extinguishers, similar to the little ones fitted as standard to caravans and motorhomes.

In the exercise, less than half of the extinguishers actually worked and the ones that did work farted out powder for <10 seconds... Barely adequate in putting out even a small fire. That scared the heck out of me!!!

I now roll with several super size extinguishers 6kg (13lb) at home & in the cars, and on camping trips.

I make sure to replace them every couple of years...

I've only ever had to use one of them in putting out a neighbours lawn tractor fire and the 6kg was more than adequate in putting out a fully engaged gasoline fire.

Getting some basic fire training probably was one of the best investments I've ever made.
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most of the big 1s are every 4 years dont play games this is my rv but i got it this way and fixed it up i have 3 in my rv now
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