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Old 09-06-2002, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good off-road Fire Extinguisher

I am looking for a reasonably priced fire extinguisher. Specifically something about 5 or 10 lbs and with a METAL mounting bracket, not the plastic bracket that comes with most fire extinguishers. My old fire extinguisher had the standard plastic bracket and that doesn't last long off-roading.

I prefer not to have the fire extinguisher flying around uncontrollably when I need to concentrate on keeping my truck "shiny side up"!
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mines sweet, bought it at teh local fire extinguisher co her ein sac. 25 bucks with metal braket and its rechargible. jiMMy
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$25 is about the going rate for a good rechargable one. most rechargable ones have metal heads on em ... local fire supply co is the best place to get them.

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The new foam Extinguishers are the new rage.

Foam it

They do sell just the metal bracket as well

Bracket
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Any idea who sells the Kidde fire extinguishers and metal brackets on the Internet cheap? Recommendations?

I can find the standard stuff anywhere, just not this stuff.
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You'll find Kidde Safety products in most home centers, discount, retail and hardware stores, including:

Ace Hardware
Ames Department Stores
BJ's Wholesale
Blain Supply
Cimarron Lumber
Costco Wholesale
Do It Best
Donovan Boat Supplies
Eagle Hardware & Garden
Englewood Appliance
Fred Meyer
Home Base
Home Depot
Lowe's
Maintenance Warehouse
Meijers
Menards
Mid-States
Mills Fleet Farm
Orchard Supply
Orgill
Payless Cashways
Port Supply/West Marine
Sam's Club
Sears
Target
True Value Hardware
United Hardware
Walgreens
Wal-Mart



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Thanks,
Sorry for asking such an obvious question. I was wondering if anyone knew of a specific place that sells the metal brackets. I have yet to find them at the majority of the places you mentioned.

Maybe I'll just give Kidde a call.
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Any idea who sells the Kidde fire extinguishers and metal brackets on the Internet cheap? Recommendations?

I can find the standard stuff anywhere, just not this stuff.
surely your truck is worth more to you than the $25-$30 it costs to buy a decent fire extinguisher... the kidde fire extinguishers (and all of the other throw away's too) will often loose their charge, while still indicating a full charge, then when you need it to work, it doesn't. Do yourself, and anyone you wheel with a favor, go to your local fire equipment company, and buy a real fire extinguisher for your truck.
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Go to your local fire extinguisher place in your town and look thru their catalogs. You will find several suitable for 4x4 use--$25.00 to $40 gennerally for the stronger brackets.

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You'll find Kidde Safety products in most home centers, discount, retail and hardware stores, including:

Ace Hardware
Ames Department Stores
BJ's Wholesale
Blain Supply
Cimarron Lumber
Costco Wholesale
Do It Best
Donovan Boat Supplies
Eagle Hardware & Garden
Englewood Appliance
Fred Meyer
Home Base
Home Depot
Lowe's
Maintenance Warehouse
Meijers
Menards
Mid-States
Mills Fleet Farm
Orchard Supply
Orgill
Payless Cashways
Port Supply/West Marine
Sam's Club
Sears
Target
True Value Hardware
United Hardware
Walgreens
Wal-Mart



If you need help finding a Kidde retailer in your area, call us toll-free at 1-800-654-9677.
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not to be a pain (since it looks like you work for Kidde) I have had very bad luck with Kidde extinguishers and would not recomend anyone purchase one as the sole means of putting out a fire. The main reason is they have lost charge before and since the standard homeowner style doesnt have a gauge, you cannot tell if they are charged. The little pop up pins stick in the up position, so they look good but arent.

The new ones with Gauges may be perfect but I have had no experiance with them..
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I've had no problems with Kidde but I don't buy a cheap POS kidde ! The auto extinguisher in my boat was $250.00!

No I don't work for Kidde Ther just the largest in the biz. I have a General 5lb er at my feet right now
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Sorry it just looked like it from the post.. Ya they rank right up there with dog shit for effecitve fire fighting tools
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Back in the day I had a Kiddy Halon extinqisher, worked great when I used it on some dude's VW notch back on side of the road. Since it was Halon no one would refill it. I currently have two Kiddy 5lbs'ers (With gages I check reg. and metal mounts) from Costco for $20 each. Since I know they have a charge and they work (The last Kiddy I used worked great) they are the right price and fit in an open air rig. (With the risk of theft, no way am I putting a $50 per unit out there) I like the redundancy of two units and it also helps when you have an extra set of hands in an emergency.
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I had a fire extinguisher service checking the ones at work and he told me that the powder settles to the bottom of the can. It is a good idea to periodically turn it upside down and hit it with a rubber mallet. My thought was a way to turn the bracket upside down for a while then change it back. I just do the hammer thing though.
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Just last month I just bought a couple of reconditioned Halon A352T fire extingusihers with metal brackets from
http://www.h3r.com/index.htm

I love Halon's No mess to clean up and very wiring friendly for electrical fires.
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