How to Refill Fire Extinguishers

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Keeping your fire extinguished filled up means the difference between your house or business burning down or being saved. Refill your fire extinguishers every six years, unless they are used. A new product called "Fireade 2000" has made it possible for people to refill fire extinguishers on their own. Fireade 2000 is non-toxic, environment friendly and safe for people to handle.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Standard 2.5 gallon fire extinguisher with metal valve
  • Bucket capable of containing 10 quarts
  • Funnel
  • Air compressor capable of 100 psi
  • Water
  • Fireade 2000

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Release all the pressure from the fire extinguisher. Verify that the pressure valve on the fire extinguisher is at 0 psi. Failure to release the pressure may result in serious injury when removing the valve.

  2. 2

    Unscrew the valve and empty the cylinders contents. Place a funnel into the cylinder.

  3. 3

    Fill your bucket with 9 quarts of water. Add 1 quart of Fireade 2000 to the bucket.

  4. 4

    Pour the mixture into the cylinder and replace the valve. Make sure the valve is not screwed on extremely tight.

  5. 5

    Point the cylinder valve away from yourself and any people that are nearby. Attach the air compressor hose to the pressure valve and fill the fire extinguisher until the pressure meter reads 100 psi.

  6. 6

    Test the fire extinguisher by discharging some of its contents. It is better to find out if the fire extinguisher is working now than when there is an actual fire.

Tips and warnings

  • Some fire stations will refill your fire extinguisher at no charge. There are also other places you can go to get your fire extinguisher refilled, but they usually cost around £9 per refill.

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