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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?











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

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - post a 2 minute video of you installing, replacing, or refilling a fire extinguisher
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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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I hereby certify this BB as complete!

 
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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, β€œ You told me to.”

And he said, β€œYes, 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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jordan barton approved this submission.
Note: Great job!

 
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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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I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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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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