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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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I am sure this is has been done to death, but heads up for cheap safety.
I just had to replace old Fire Extinguisher, since it was due (it was a few years old and was reading low.)

So for just 16.99 be safe and buy a few (I have 3 of these)
And so you know, it is plenty for a small fire. See pics for size estimate/comparison.

Link to Amazon at this price it's better to be safe than sorry (unless your looking to get insurance payoff, that is a joke)
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The trick to beating any fire is to hit it quick while it's still small. If you do that very little is required to put it out. Wait too long and nothing can put it out. Many people thing the fire department is there to save their house from burning down but their goal is actually to keep the houses on either side from burning down. If you want to save yours you probably need to keep it down until they get there.
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My shop is 8X12, and only have one electric tool plugged in at a time. So I figure some plastic bottles of water will work just fine. Tool catches fire, unplug, and pour water on it. Never happened yet, but water can be stashed in several places, so some is instantly available, and the cost is pretty much zip.

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Gotta love the auto fire extinguishers (AKA Fire Extinguishing Balls)


Samsung made them in flower vases (think pencil holder in the shop!)


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Yeah, I'll pass on the balls. Seeing that kid roll it and run made me think did he even look to see if he rolled it to hard and it rolled right back out of fire.
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Gotta love the auto fire extinguishers (AKA Fire Extinguishing Balls)
They used to make something like that around 1900, I think it was. Believe I might have seen them on Antique Roadshow, along with other fire fighting antiques. Had never heard of them before. Glass balls, filled with something or other. Interesting, but they didn't remain in vogue for long apparently. Guessing they didn't work that great. But remember, history always repeats itself, especially not so good ideas.

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Good idea to get a couple. I have a water hose available in seconds, but since I have multiple devices plugged in, an extinguisher is a good idea. We just had a burn victim speak at our senior group talk about her medical experience. Nasty stuff.

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Good points Brian . I see you also know your fences . I had a Bies before to , great investment

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Yeah that is the older style fence, before they were made in china. The newer ones, I hear are really poorly made (from online reviews.)

But yes, I see no reason why someone would use water, considering for under 17 dollars shipped, to your door, you can have piece of mind.
Maybe its just me...… Worry wort, I think not. If that was the case, I would have a SawStop. but that is not 17.00
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The pyrene extinguishers are much more effective than water at extinguishing fires. They lay down a blanket that continues to suppress the fire after the container is empty. Plus they are good for class A, B, and C fires. Water is good for class A but it's the last thing you want to put on a B or C class fire.
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