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

Disposable and rechargeable fire extinguishers of Type A, Type B, Type C or a combination type are available for home use. Home fire extinguisher sizes typically range from 2 pounds to 10 pounds. Homeowners should choose... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

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
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