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|06-20-2015 07:49 PM|
Quote:the Underwriters Laboratory label. The laboratory requires that extinguishers can be safely stored at minus-40 to plus-120 degrees, a standard that is sometimes posted on the extinguisher.But the laboratory also requires that extinguishers survive 175 degrees for seven days, which is not normally disclosed in product information. A quality, UL-listed extinguisher has a steel cylinder that is designed to withstand six times its normal pressure without bursting.
I thank you!
|06-20-2015 07:44 PM|
|jzchen||No, the article states UL laboratory requirements of a fire extinguisher, to be UL approved/labelled.|
|06-20-2015 07:42 PM|
Did you have an extinguisher in that vehicle?
|06-20-2015 07:35 PM|
Okay, just trying to be helpful:
175 degrees for 7 days seems enough. Look for UL label.
|06-20-2015 07:25 PM|
|06-20-2015 07:18 PM|
Couldn't find high temp limit on Kidde auto extinguisher for some reason, but did find this thread:
|06-20-2015 07:15 PM|
|06-20-2015 07:09 PM|
|06-20-2015 06:48 PM|
I've heard from various reliable sources that fire extinguishers should be whacked with a wooden or rubber mallet on the sides near the bottom.
Apparently the powder cakes up and then the extinguisher's performance is compromised.
It's a cheap insurance because even when the gauge shows that there's plenty of pressure it may not mean much.
|06-20-2015 06:22 PM|
Thus, the reason for this thread.
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