*Some have no nozzle and are priced at half price*
Hand Portable Extinguishers: Amerex manufactures a full line of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers, both "compliance" (code required) and "specialty" types.
ABC or multi-purpose extinguishers utilize a specially fluidized and siliconized mono ammonium phosphate dry chemical. It chemically insulates Class A fires by melting at approximately 350° F and coats surface to which it is applied. It smothers and breaks the chain reaction of Class B fires and will not conduct electricity back to the operator.
- Six-year warranty (available with manufacturer)
- Stored pressure design
- Dependable drawn steel cylinders
- Durable high gloss polyester powder paint
- All-metal valve construction
BRASS VALVE – HEAVY DUTY
- Chrome-plated brass valve body
- Stainless steel handle and lever
ALUMINUM VALVE – LIGHT TO MEDIUM DUTY
- Anodized aluminum valve body
- Anodized aluminum handle and lever
- Temperature range from -65° F to 120° F
- Easy and more economical to maintain and service
- Large loop pull pin
- Barcoded and bilingual labels
- USCG-approved with bracket listed on UL label
- Chrome cylinders (not available)
LOCAL PICKUP/DELIVERY ONLY - NO MAIL/COURIER
Understanding fire extinguisher classes
There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire.
- Class A extinguishers will put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as wood and paper
- Class B extinguishers are for use on flammable liquids like grease, gasoline, and oil
- Class C extinguishers are suitable for use only on electrically energized fires
- Class D extinguishers are designed for use on flammable metals
Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.
Purchasing your fire extinguisher
Now that you know how many extinguishers you need and what types to get, you can head to the hardware store. Look for fire extinguishers that you can easily lift. Larger extinguishers may pack more power, but you must be able to use it properly.
Learning how to use your fire extinguisher
Once you've made your purchases, familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher directions so you’ll be prepared in case you need to put out a fire. Typically, fire extinguishers are fairly easy to use in the case of a fire. Most of the types operate using the P.A.S.S. technique:
- P. Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher in order to break the tamper seal.
- A. Aim the fire extinguisher low, with the nozzle pointed at the base of the fire.
- S. Squeeze the handle of the fire extinguisher to release the extinguishing agent.
- S. Sweep the nozzle from side to side while pointed at the base of the fire until it is extinguished.
- If the fire re-ignites, repeat the last 3 steps.
As a reseller that purchases at auction, no warranty is expressed or implied as to the results of using or the condition of this product. All of them appear brand new.
This item was a movie prop in "Fire Proof". Any testing or verification is the responsibility of the buyer. Provenance for movie can be provided.