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 How much does an empty fire extinguisher weigh?

Answer The weight of an empty fire extinguisher depends on the size and capacity of the canister. Known as the "tare weight," the weight of the empty fire extinguisher is usually stamped on the label and ... Read More »
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Where should you aim a fire extinguisher's stream when extinguishing a fire?

Fire extinguishers are prolific in today's society, however, few people are properly educated on their use and operation. Familiarizing yourself with commonly used fire extinguishers will help you ... Read More »
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What type of fire extinguisher should be used on a gasoline fire?

Only a class B fire extinguisher should be used on a gasoline fire. Household and auto extinguishers usually have a B-C rating. Some are A-B-C rated. Never spray water on a gasoline fire.Fire Exti... Read More »
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What is a 40-B fire extinguisher?

The primitive design of the fire extinguisher dates back to the 1700s. The 40-B fire extinguisher, one of four classes of fire extinguishers, is regulated by codes and standards, provided by the Na... Read More »
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What is a CO2 fire extinguisher used for?

Use CO2, or carbon dioxide, fire extinguishers to put out fires caused by flammable liquids and gases, greases and electrical fires. Since carbon dioxide leaves less residue, CO2 extinguishers are ... Read More »
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