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Old 05-14-2018, 02:08 PM   #1
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Replacing Fire Extinguisher (perhaps silly)

I want to replace the fire extinguisher. However, I'm not sure how to yank out the current extinguisher to be sure I'll be able to put in the replacement. What I mean is, I see a rubber or plastic sort of fastener, like a belt, holding in the current extinguisher. I assume I'd pull on that to release it. However, how does the new extinguisher fit back in and get secured?

It may be a silly question but thought it would be easier to ask first!
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You should be able to use the same strap.
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:20 PM   #3
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You should be able to use the same strap.
If you buy exactly the same brand and model of extinguisher. There is also a bracket right at the neck of the extinguisher to consider. Usually you will need to change the whole bracket.
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Hate to ask but someone has to do it. Is this for the 2018 Tiffin Phaeton? Unless you used it, in which case the question wouldn't need to be asked, why do you wish to replace it?

To get it out of the bracket you would pop the tab above the "IN" in instructions outward to release the strap. Larry explains it better them me. https://youtu.be/pJkrNo-j83I.
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Sweetbriar,
Replacing because of that big recall.
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[QUOTE=ls1ashley;4188627]Sweetbriar,
Replacing because of that big recall.[/Q

I just called for my recall replacement and they assured me it would come with a bracket.
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Replacement comes w bracket and new metal strap.
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It's good that you asked that question because if you have a fire you will need to know how to remove the fire extinguisher.
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Might be a good idea to also check if you can open the emergency escape window
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One of your recurring maintenance requirements should be the fire extinguisher. Remove it from the bracket, check that the safety pin is completely seated and the breakable seal is still attached. Also that the gauge is in the green area and the discharge nozzle is clear and clean. Mud daubers like that location a lot. Finally, invert the extinguisher and hit the cylinder smartly with the heel of your hand, a piece of wood, or a rubber mallet 5-6 times. Your hits should be hard enough that it hurts your hand. Rotate it upright, and do it again. Invert and agitate again and then stand it upright and rehang. The powder inside tends to settle and pack and if it packs, it won't spray. Again, this should be done MONTHLY. This is also a good time to check that the emergency escape windows open as they should, and a good time to check tire pressure.

When you pull the extinguisher from the wall you'll see screws holding the holder to the wall. Just pull them and screw the new holder in place when you get it
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Replacing because of that big recall.
The recall is for Kiddie extinguishers and you have a First Alert. Certainly doesn't hurt to replace but I would check a bit deeper to see if you are effected. I have three Kiddie extinguishers (1 in the coach and 2 at home) and none were part of the recall.

For details on the recall - https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/ki...discharge-and#. If you want to check with First Alert - https://www.firstalert.com/contact/

Pigman1's post on recurring maintenance is spot on. Vibration and gravity will cause the media to pack down and potential clump.
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DO NOT DISCARD THE RECALLED KIDDE EXTINGUISHER. If your Kidde extinguisher is recalled follow the recall procedures. When you receive the new extinguisher you will have to return the recalled one in the same shipping package that the new one was delivered in. There will be a return shipping label included in the package. The new extinguisher is the same as the recalled one and will fit in the original holder. No need to change extinguisher mounts. I just replaced mine in prep of the camping season.
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Sweetbriar,
Replacing because of that big recall.


The recall is for Kidde extinguisher you have a First Alert in the picture.
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Please don't take this wrong, I ask only out of concern. If you are struggling with the operation of the strap are you comfortable with the operation of the extinguisher? What type of fires its effective for, where to aim it, how to discharge it. Small fire extinguishers are for small fires but if you aim it wrong and discharge it all in one blast it won't be very effective for even a small fire. If these concepts are new to you I would suggest some training. Stop in at your local fire house ask a first responder you may already know to give you a few pointers. When the coach is on fire is not the time for practice runs.
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