WarRI1 wrote:Thanks, I have one.
dtw2hyd wrote:On a separate note, where do you guys refill, or just buy new ones? Read somewhere you can go to a local fire station.
fr8mech wrote:dtw2hyd wrote:On a separate note, where do you guys refill, or just buy new ones? Read somewhere you can go to a local fire station.
Whether you can refill them or not, will depend on the extinguisher type. I doubt any of those affected by, or similar to those affected by, the recall are refillable. As for a fire department refilling them...I doubt it. I suspect some specialized equipment is required. I know the department I served on doesn't refill them, in fact, we sent any extinguisher we used out to be refilled, except for the pressurized water types. Those we did in house.
I have 4 extinguishers that need replacement.
dtw2hyd wrote:Thanks fr8 for the info. Instructions suggest getting it serviced every year by a certified facility and mine are eight years old. I think it is too much hassle and more expensive to service than buying new ones.
fr8mech wrote:dtw2hyd wrote:Thanks fr8 for the info. Instructions suggest getting it serviced every year by a certified facility and mine are eight years old. I think it is too much hassle and more expensive to service than buying new ones.
That all depends on the extinguisher. If the extinguisher says it should be serviced every year, chances are that itis designed to be easily serviced, with the right equipment. It's likely you have a commercial extinguisher, which tend to be fairly expensive to replace, since the guts are probably made of metal vs. plastic, but that's a guess.
Look up fire extinguisher service or inspection for your area. It's probably cheaper than you think, especially if you sign a contract. Or, call your local fire department headquarters, NOT 911, and ask if they can recommend someone.
fr8mech wrote:Just received my new extinguishers. Kiddie does want the old ones back. They send a label, and you just use the same packing to return.
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