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1kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - £9.79 @ Argos

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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
Dull I know but after coming out of my works fire lecture it did make me think what a lifesaver a Fire Extinguisher could be, especially with little ones around. Mayb most people already have one but if you dont 4a tenner could make all the difference.
From a quick bit of searching this seemed the best price for a powder extinguisher (1kg)
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#1
good point gota gat another smoke alarm thanks :-D heat added
#2
Christmas is just a waste of time and money and no-one even understands the relevance of it anymore! Tough luck if your tree burns down and presents go up in flames.
#3
The relevance you speak of I presume is to celebrate the alleged birth of some fictitious saviour...

Personally I don't believe a word of it but it doesn't stop me enjoying time off work and the company of family and friends. Go on, give us a smile. You might trip over that bottom lip otherwise!!!
#4
I have 2 of these type fitted under the seats in my car - although their factory fitted you may be able to achieve a similar effect with these.

It’s a legal requirement in Europe and a very sensible idea if you ask me
#5
niknak
The relevance you speak of I presume is to celebrate the alleged birth of some fictitious saviour...

Personally I don't believe a word of it but it doesn't stop me enjoying time off work and the company of family and friends. Go on, give us a smile. You might trip over that bottom lip otherwise!!!


The name in your Avatar is wrong ....it should be 'Chorlton'................:-D

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0313048/
#6
fernando_vaz
Christmas is just a waste of time and money and no-one even understands the relevance of it anymore! Tough luck if your tree burns down and presents go up in flames.

Happy Christmas 2u too Fernando Vaz, wish I was part of ur family!!!
#7
Mecoconuts
The name in your Avatar is wrong ....it should be 'Chorlton'................:-D

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0313048/

Doesnt Chorlton like Xmas then?
#8
Whilst any fire extinguishing method is good, a 1kg powder extinguisher in the wrong hands can be more harm than good. The majority of household fires are in the kitchen were a fire blanket would be far more effective. Fire blankets can be bought here from less than a tenner.
#9
My ex bought one of these and looked all over for where you put the batteries
#10
will this be powerful enough for Brainiac type shenangians?
#11
didnt know argos sold them! Only £10 - whod imagine !
#12
Great incase i burn the christmas dinner...lol
banned#13
cheaper one here (if you can collect, otherwise £2.95 post or free over £50) :

http://www.outdoorworld.co.uk/1kg-fire-extinguisher-p-1330.html
#14
A 1kg extinguisher will only tackle a very small fire, and you best hope you have good aim.

It's far more important to plan your escape and be sure you know what you are doing. Extinguishers are good, but they don't make you a superhero.
#15
our fire inspector told us to never use the fire extinguisher unless we had to, i.e. if we were trapped and there was one at hand, he said it's more important to get everyone out of the house and phone for help
these are a handy size for the car though
banned#16
soweezy
our fire inspector told us to never use the fire extinguisher unless we had to, i.e. if we were trapped and there was one at hand, he said it's more important to get everyone out of the house and phone for help
these are a handy size for the car though


If you were trapped, a fire extinguisher would do precisely the square root of F*** all.

Extinguishers are for tackling fires no bigger than a waste paper bin size. And only then if you're confident in your ability to use it properly. Else as others have mentioned its much more important to get out of the house quickly and safely.
#17
these really make a mess if you use them, if you used it on the xmas tree it would prob kill ya TV if it was in the same room
#18
ian13
A 1kg extinguisher will only tackle a very small fire, and you best hope you have good aim.

It's far more important to plan your escape and be sure you know what you are doing. Extinguishers are good, but they don't make you a superhero.


Lol. Good deal, I'm sure someone will appreciate it. :thumbsup:
#19
I agree with all the comments above, this size fire extinguisher will take care of a fire about the same as a decent sized bucket of water!! And forget cars, even the fire brigade think twice about tackling car fires!!

I'm quite surprised you came out of a fire lecture and thought this was something you needed to get. Not that I'm questioning your bargain finding skills though, it does seem quite decent for a tenner. I'm sure it'll be perfectly capable of propping a door open... :)
banned#20
Mecoconuts
The name in your Avatar is wrong ....it should be 'Chorlton'................:-D

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0313048/


If you look closely, he is wearing a Charlton shirt and holding up the Charlton FC emblem.
banned#21
I agree with the others about how useful one of these is. Spend the money on a couple of smoke alarms instead.
#22
Pretty good for cars I reckon.
#23
Psychotext
Pretty good for cars I reckon.


The best thing for cars is a little hammer or something that can break the glass, then if there is a fire you've got an exit in whatever direction you want to go!

Getting out of a burning car is even more of a priority than getting out of a burning building. There are so many chemicals and explosive materials in a car, combined in a confined space, they will have you unconscious in seconds.

To quote that old 80's TV ad, 'Get out, get the fire brigade out, and stay out!'
#24
Some good points made in this thread. Before you buy fire extinguishers buy smoke detectors, plan you escape routes and look for fire hazards - dodgy socket adaptors, papers piled on top of electrical devices etc that sort of thing.

We have some extinguishers but by the time I had the kids out of the house then they would be useless and anyway you should always follow the rule "never go back into a burning building" I do though have one on hand when I'm doing anything potentially hazardous like using a blowtorch or cutting metal with an angle grinder.
1 Like #25
I can't believe the negative postings there are for this item.

These are not intended to tackle big fires but to put out a small one so that it doesn't turn into a big one. Too many people tend to work on the basis of 'it'll never happen to me' and when it does and they suffer loss of property and possibly of life, they then think to themselves 'if only'.

To my mind all domestic anti-fire devices are useful, whether they be Extinguishers, Blankets or WORKING Smoke alarms (yes, more than one) and a Carbon Monoxide Detector for added protection. I have all of the preceeding in the hope that I have taken precautions to protect the most precious thing in my life, my family. A small extinguisher won't control an established fire but at least I can use it to break a window to get out and to keep a fire at bay, albeit for a few vital seconds, to allow everyone a chance to escape.

Perhaps you might like to ponder on my remarks for a moment!!
#26
bargaindeals
I can't believe the negative postings there are for this item.


To my mind all domestic anti-fire devices are useful, whether they be Extinguishers, Blankets or WORKING Smoke alarms (yes, more than one) and a Carbon Monoxide Detector for added protection. I have all of the preceeding in the hope that I have taken precautions to protect the most precious thing in my life, my family. A small extinguisher won't control an established fire but at least I can use it to break a window to get out and to keep a fire at bay, albeit for a few vital seconds, to allow everyone a chance to escape.



I see little negativity in any of the posts (bar the second reply). The point most people are making is that fire extinguishers, especially small ones, are of little practical help in most fire situations.

You say fighting a fire with a tiny extinguisher will give you "vital seconds" but to be honest you are are likely to waste far more time going to get the extinguisher than you will gain after you have got it.

I personally would only use an extinguisher if I was if I knew for sure there was no one else in the house and I was certain I had a clear unlocked escape route. Further to, that if I looked and thought "ooh that looks a bit iffy" then sod it I would be outside in a flash. In a workplace situation then I would always say sod it.
1 Like #27
mabccc
I agree with the others about how useful one of these is. Spend the money on a couple of smoke alarms instead.


get 10 year ones for free, fitted by your local fire service
#28
A small extinguisher won't control an established fire but at least I can use it to break a window to get out and to keep a fire at bay, albeit for a few vital seconds, to allow everyone a chance to escape.
buy a brick for every room for about 15p each
#29
ding
buy a brick for every room for about 15p each


Wow, 15 pence for a brick? Now thats a hot deal!!:giggle:
#30
Lidl done this 6kg beauty for £12.99 a few years ago

http://www.lidl.co.uk/C1256C790050C7BC/images/GB.08_00116/$file/08_00116_b.jpg

they had them back instock on the 27th of November for £19.99 which is still a fantastic price for the size. Should still have stock in stores as my local still had some last week.
#31
gary_rip
these really make a mess if you use them, if you used it on the xmas tree it would prob kill ya TV if it was in the same room


But what would happen to your TV and the rest of your house if you didn't?
banned#32
bargaindeals
I can't believe the negative postings there are for this item.

These are not intended to tackle big fires but to put out a small one so that it doesn't turn into a big one. Too many people tend to work on the basis of 'it'll never happen to me' and when it does and they suffer loss of property and possibly of life, they then think to themselves 'if only'.

To my mind all domestic anti-fire devices are useful, whether they be Extinguishers, Blankets or WORKING Smoke alarms (yes, more than one) and a Carbon Monoxide Detector for added protection. I have all of the preceeding in the hope that I have taken precautions to protect the most precious thing in my life, my family. A small extinguisher won't control an established fire but at least I can use it to break a window to get out and to keep a fire at bay, albeit for a few vital seconds, to allow everyone a chance to escape.

Perhaps you might like to ponder on my remarks for a moment!!


Thank you, for allowing us to pondor your thoughts. Which are basically two points:

1) That this will allow your family a vital few extra seconds to excape while you Chuck Norris your burning home with this extinguisher. Lol - you'll have just wasted the time spent grabbing this and working out how to use it. A fire takes less than 30 seconds to totally engulf a room. Within three minutes most your house will be razed. And the fire isn't even the killer - the smoke fumes are. You'll have passed out long before then.

2) It will give you something to 'break a window' with. You'll find a hammer, a brick, a stereo, the kids xbox, infact pretty much anything you can get your hands on (maybe even the dog, if you're struggling) will work just as well. Believe me, having been in a house fire myself, you will not be thinking 'wheres that damn extinguisher so i can smash this window' - you'll be panicing, and grabbing the closest thing that isn't nailed down to put through it.

As said already, unless its a very small, bucket sized contained fire, don't bother with the extinguisher. Insurance will pay to replace all your things, but they won't pay for your life after you've become overwhelmed by fumes and passed out while doing your chuck norris impression.
banned#33
Captain Hook
But what would happen to your TV and the rest of your house if you didn't?


Who cares, insurance ftw
#34
Well spotted! And a good point - unlike Charlton's last night :-(
#35
Anarchist


2) It will give you something to 'break a window' with. You'll find a hammer, a brick, a stereo, the kids xbox, infact pretty much anything you can get your hands on


Once stuffed with Christmas turkey they should weigh more than enough to take out a double glazed unit! You can't go throwing the dog, that would be cruel! :-D

These are fairly handy if clothing catches fire, though obvious whilst being worn by someone I don't mean use it to protect you D&G rack!
banned 1 Like #36
ding
get 10 year ones for free, fitted by your local fire service


I didn't know that. Thanks.
#37
slimy31
I agree with all the comments above,[SIZE="5"] this size fire extinguisher will take care of a fire about the same as a decent sized bucket of water!! And forget cars, even the fire brigade think twice about tackling car fires!!
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I'm quite surprised you came out of a fire lecture and thought this was something you needed to get. Not that I'm questioning your bargain finding skills though, it does seem quite decent for a tenner. I'm sure it'll be perfectly capable of propping a door open... :)


Used properly a bucket of water will deal with a much larger fire than a 1kg extinguisher. As for your other point, sorry but that's just total junk.
#38
Cold for me. They sell 6KG ones in Lidl for under £25.
#39
Just a point about car fires. Most accidental fires are caused by faults under the bonnet so if you are going to try to put one out DON'T open the bonnet just pull the release so it opens only a little and aim the extinguisher nozzle through the crack. If you fully open the bonnet the rush of air in could lead to a nasty suprise.
#40
I bought my CO2 extinguisher from ebay a few years ago..... think the service cost twice as much as a new one... cost me about £25! Never used it though, just got it incase my garage screen printing empire goes up in smoke

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