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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a four-part choose your own adventure called Little List. You must complete four Badge Bits in the Little List.)

In this Badge Bit, you will install, replace, or recharge a fire extinguisher.



Some related articles on installing, replacing, and recharging fire extinguishers:
  - Mounting a Fire Extinguisher
  - Installing a Fire Extinguisher
  - Extinguisher Types and Maintenance
  - Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist
  - How to Perform a Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection
  - How to Refill a Fire Extinguisher
  - What to Know About Recharging Fire Extinguishers
  - Refill or Replace a Fire Extinguisher?











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  - you must install, replace, or refill a fire extinguisher
  - new/refilled extinguisher should be mounted or positioned in a safe, stable location

Post the following as pics or video (<2 min):
   - location in need of fire extinguisher attention
   - midway through installing, replacing, or refilling a fire extinguisher
   - finished replacement/installation
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I can't seem to get a video to upload.
 
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I think the most common way to upload a video is to put it on YouTube first, then use the Youtube link above a post to embed it.  I've never done it myself....
 
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You can make a youtube account with any google account. I use my husband's (he does hot wheels races on his channel) and choose "unlisted." That means the URL works, but unless people have that direct URL, they can't find your video.
 
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Instead of having this fire extinguisher sitting on the window sill waiting to be knocked down, I installed it today.

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Me, replacing a fire extinguisher that lost it's charge.
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I'll certify this but the idea is to install it somewhere, not have it sitting on the floor.  Thanks for finding that loophole!

 
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When we got our fire extinguishers recharged, our chimney sweep was amazed.

I said, “ You told me to.”

And he said, “Yes, but I tell that to everyone, and almost never do people do it!”
 
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I don't see where this BB was worked on, so I'll throw this out here.
Why is installing or checking a fire extinguisher classified as being as easy as filling  one? I thought "whoa, I thought it was a major thing to fill them!" so I checked the links, oh holy shit, I am not filling things with pressurized nitrogen, that is not an easy or safe task. No wonder I have always taken it to a pro. Hanging it on the wall is easy and safe. The links even say to take it to a professional unless you really know what you are doing. I think this needs re-ranking.
 
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I assume that it means you take the fire extinguisher somewhere to have it recharged.  That way you can get the BB for buying a fire extinguisher, replacing it with a new one, or having it recharged.  
 
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At least one of those links tells you how to fill one with chemicals and pressurized nitrogen, and at least one warns you that's not a safe thing to do. I don't recall which ones, I read them a while back, and kept forgetting to comment.
 
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Here is my BB submission!

Sorry for the chipmunk voice. Had to speed it up because my videos are always too long and I haven't learned how to edit them yet.

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This was not as straightforward as I'd hoped.  First time, I installed the holder upside down.  Reinstalled it right side up, but it was not as secure as I wanted because I stupidly used the same holes.  Moved it over toward the main stud, but forgot to move the camera -- that's why everything is way left.  The last part is the frustrating 10 minutes to try to get the clip secured.  Turns out, the holder was for the upstairs extinguisher which is maybe a few millimeters smaller in diameter, so I swapped that one (it's loose under the kitchen sink and doesn't need a holder).  Photo is the correct extinguisher secured against its new home in the laundry room.

(I don't know how to embed a video, so here is the link: https://vimeo.com/476454842)
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When writing a post, there's a bunch of little buttons above the place where you write, for Bold, italic, etc. One of the buttons is for youtube, and another is for vimeo.

If you click the vimeo button, you'll get code that looks like this:



Just put your vimeo ling in there, like this:



and then you'll have this!


 
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I installed a class B (liquids) and C (electrical) fire extinguisher in the kitchen pantry today.  

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Finished install.
Finished install.
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand - Install/Replace Fire Extinguisher BB.

I decided to replace the fire extinguisher at my sister's.  It is still in the green zone so it will go out in the shop and the new unit has been mounted.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
  - a 2-minute video of you installing/replacing a fire extinguisher

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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand for Straw Points (duplicate) - Install a Fire Extinguisher BB.

After replacing the fire extinguisher at my sister's, I decided Windward needed a few more.  One for my house and one for the garage.  The fire extinguisher for the garage is mounted on the inside side of a 6"x6" post so it is visible as you exit the workbench area or the work bay area of the two-story structure we call the garage.  This placement is visible as a person moves away from the likeliest source of fire (angle grinding at the workbench).

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
 - a 2-minute video of you installing a fire extinguisher in my house

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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand for Straw Points (duplicate) - Install a Fire Extinguisher BB.

After replacing the fire extinguisher at my sister's, I decided Windward needed a few more.  One for my house and one for the garage.  The fire extinguisher for my house is mounted behind the door and almost 15-feet from the wood stove.  This placement encourages moving away from the likliest source of fire to assess whether to exit or use the extinguisher.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
 - a 2-minute video of you installing a fire extinguisher in my house

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Filling 2 minutes with a simple replacement turned out harder than expected. I was horrified to find out the condition of the extinguisher at work.

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I'm mounting this fire extinguisher in the pantry in our kitchen.  It's up high enough that my kids won't be able to get it for now, but should be able to when they're smart enough to be able to use it in case of an emergency.
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Drilling pilot holes
Drilling pilot holes
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Securing the bracket
Securing the bracket
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All set!
All set!
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When we moved in there was a spare fire hydrant in a basement cupboard. Today I installed in the garage where I use power-tools and near to where I BBQ.

I put it on a wooden column where it is visible and easily accessible. There is one wire running up the column above the mounting point.

Here are my pictures.
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I got a fire extinguisher and put it in my basement laundry room.
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Empty wall
Empty wall
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anchors installed.
anchors installed.
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Installing mount.
Installing mount.
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Completely installed.
Completely installed.
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Needed a new extinctor for the house. And installed the old small one in the shop.
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Exit needing an extinctor
Exit needing an extinctor
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Materials and tools
Materials and tools
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Screwing the suppot
Screwing the suppot
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Done!
Done!
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Installed the old one in the shop!
Installed the old one in the shop!
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Post the following as pics or video (<2 min):
  - location in need of fire extinguisher attention
  - midway through installing, replacing, or refilling a fire extinguisher
  - finished replacement/installation



We were deep-frying a week ago and some oil was dribbling out of the fry-pot and down the side toward the flame underneath and we were sort of worried about an oil-fire, so we decided to get a fire-extinguisher which we'd been meaning to do anyway. It turns out my wife bought the same one-use kitchen extinguisher that R Parian did up-thread a ways. And after we talked about all the places we might put it, we settled on a window-frame.
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Here's a view of the kitchen. There was a decades-old extinguisher in the kitchen when we moved in but it got thrown out.
Here's a view of the kitchen. There was a decades-old extinguisher in the kitchen when we moved in but it got thrown out.
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Figuring out where to put it took some real work. This location was the least bad in our estimation.
Figuring out where to put it took some real work. This location was the least bad in our estimation.
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I used 1.5" screws, so even with just three, it's rock-solid.
I used 1.5" screws, so even with just three, it's rock-solid.
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And here it is mounted. Cathy and I have gone through the instructions and theoretically know how to use it.
And here it is mounted. Cathy and I have gone through the instructions and theoretically know how to use it.
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This is mounted in our garage.
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - you must install, replace, or refill a fire extinguisher
 - new/refilled extinguisher should be mounted or positioned in a safe, stable location

Post the following as pics or video (<2 min):
  - location in need of fire extinguisher attention
See Attached.
  - midway through installing, replacing, or refilling a fire extinguisher
See Attached.
  - finished replacement/installation
See Attached.

Little Explanation
It is almost October, and that is Fire Safety Month! What better way to honor the month than with the installation of both a class ABC fire extinguisher and a class K fire extinguisher. I have been meaning to purchase some kind of fire suppression equipment seven years ago when I took over this household but never pulled the trigger. It can be quite the expense but I was lucky to get a deal for both.  The class K was placed across the kitchen to the left of the entrance of our bathroom. The ABC was placed in the entrance to a doorway to access the basement. It is central to the house and up high enough to keep from tiny hands. The same day I did this, I installed another 10 year fire alarm at the top of those basement steps behind the door in case anything goes wrong with our fuel oil boiler. Can never be too safe.
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The kit.
The kit.
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The bracket for the class K.
The bracket for the class K.
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Location of mount.
Location of mount.
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Mounted
Mounted
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ABC bracket with first screw in.
ABC bracket with first screw in.
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Driving the bottom screw.
Driving the bottom screw.
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Mounted.
Mounted.
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We have always kept our fire extinguisher under the kitchen sink. I mounted it in the "mud room" which is in between the kitchen and garage. After i was done I told hubs and he was impressed with the location 🙃
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no fire extinguisher here!
no fire extinguisher here!
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one screw holding bracket started
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completely mounted bracket
completely mounted bracket
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fire extinguisher readily available!
fire extinguisher readily available!
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