The ingredients in a fire extinguisher vary based on its application, or class of fire extinguisher. The United States categorizes fire extinguishers into classes A,B,C,D and K, each of which contains different ingredien... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Tools

To visually inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher, check its location, mounting, tamper seal and weight. Ensure the pull pin is not missing, and check the unit for physical damage. This inspection should be conducted monthly, ... More » Government & Politics

Some of the prominent manufacturers of antique fire extinguishers were Pyrene, General, Buffalo, Fyr Fyter, and Chris Craft. These fire extinguishers were commonly used in homes and cars, and on airplanes, trains, and bo... More » Home & Garden Antiques
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To recharge a fire extinguisher, you need to remove the head and remaining wetting agent, mix new wetting agent with water, pour the mixture into the extinguisher base, replace the extinguisher head, and charge the extin... More » Government & Politics

A fire extinguisher should last for between 5 and 15 years. Regular monthly checks of the pressure gauge are recommended, according to Real Simple, to ensure that the fire extinguisher is still operational. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To put out a grease fire, get everyone out of the building, call 9-1-1, try to smother the fire, and use a dry-chemical fire extinguisher. If the grease fire spreads to your clothes, drop to the ground, and roll. Do not ... More » Home & Garden Kitchen