inexpensive fire extinguisher

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  1. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    DD's new little apartment doesn't have a fire extinguisher. It does have a detector though. Where can I get a small inexpensive extinguisher in case shes trying to cook and she catches it on fire, lol.
     
  2. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a large bag of baking soda and put in a plastic tub with a lid on it. Put it under the sink....NOT UNDER THE STOVE. This is the handiest thing to smother a fire, particularly a grease fire! Big extinguishers are expensive and have to be recharged periodically. This is inexpensive and effective.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yes, Baking soda works good. An extinguisher can be purchased at a hardware store, dept. store( may be in boating supplies), Boat store, truckstop, or in the small town of 6,000 that I live near, believe it or not, there is a Fire Extenguisher Store!

    Do NOT confuse Baking soda with flour! KaBoom!
     
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  4. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Quote:My daughter's fil was a restaurant cook for many years. When our Thanksgiving turkey drippings caught the oven floor on fire this year, he put it out with flour. [​IMG]
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Sam's Club has smaller household sized fire extinguishers.
     
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  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:My daughter's fil was a restaurant cook for many years. When our Thanksgiving turkey drippings caught the oven floor on fire this year, he put it out with flour. [​IMG]

    When I was a youngster,(about 140 yrs. ago) [​IMG] I worked at a grocery store. We would burn the boxes, from stocking, in the incinerator. We would throw in broken bags of flour just to watch the fireball. I think a few bags got broke on purpose. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lowes has small fire extinguishers and the 'mount' for about 12$. I have 2 in the house - and they are cheap enough they get replaced periodically and I donate the old ones to the local firedepartment to charge/inspect and give them to people who need them. [​IMG]

    Then we have a big one my dad got years ago - and he just got it recharged a few weeks ago.

    My two little ones are in the kitchen, one about 15 feet from the stove, the other by the fridge on the other side of room. The large one is in the wall of the hallway - by the bedrooms JIC. [​IMG] it weighs about 35 lbs so it is a bit unwieldly but I can wield it easy enough. [​IMG]

    Check out Lowes - or shop around online. For the moment though do the bulk of baking soda in a tub - it works quite well - had to do this myself a few times for grease fires.
     
  8. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you go to recharge a fire exstinguisher?
     

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