1kg Powder Fire Extinguisher @ Lidl from 23/02/2009 £6.35 - HotUKDeals
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1kg Powder Fire Extinguisher

* Dry powder is a multi-purpose class A, B, and C fire rating medium for most common types of fire risks
* With pressure gauge and wall bracket
* Fire rating: 5A 34BC
* Price per item
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#1
I am a bit puzzled - YOU posted this deal 3 weeks ago!
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/328122/1kg-powder-fire-extinguisher-avalib/

and it has gone UP to virtually double the price... so how can this POSSIBLY be a HOT deal! :?
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Great deal. I bought one of these from Asda a couple of months ago, and I had lots of fun shooting my mate with it. Being shot in return is less fun, although it does look really cool. The powder doesn't taste very nice, though.

For actual firefighting stuff, I couldn't comment.
#3
Good deal
1 Like #4
dxx
Great deal. I bought one of these from Asda a couple of months ago, and I had lots of fun shooting my mate with it. Being shot in return is less fun, although it does look really cool. The powder doesn't taste very nice, though.

For actual firefighting stuff, I couldn't comment.


That's really the only use for it.

Anyone who would choose to try to fight a fire with one of these rather than running away very quickly will die quite rapidly and would deserve to do so because they'd be a stupid prat.

If you see fire, just **** off. Don't think you can take it, even if it's cheap.
#5
Are these suitable for use on car fires?
#6
anewman
Are these suitable for use on car fires?


No, they are not suitable for any fire.
#7
We had a practical demonstration of firefighting at work recently, and the powder was probably the least effective (the others being water, CO2 and foam), and it makes a terrible mess. The only good thing about most powder extinguishers is that they are suitable for the widest range of fire types (class A,B and C)
banned#8
nihcaj
I am a bit puzzled - YOU posted this deal 3 weeks ago!
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/328122/1kg-powder-fire-extinguisher-avalib/

and it has gone UP to virtually double the price... so how can this POSSIBLY be a HOT deal! :?


i must admitt this is kinda strange lol
#9
I strongly agree with the comments above save yourself 6 pounds and phone the fire brigade, i actually dont know why they make extinguishers this size. Get a fire blanket or something that will last for more than 20 seconds if you have to.
#10
I discussed these with a Fireman last week, during a Fire Safety course at my office (ZZZZZZ). His comments were surprising.

-Firstly, the advice is call 999 before you deploy this. Tackling a fire yourself just delays there inevitable and neccesary response.
-Secondly, these extiguishers may be good for small, wastebin size fires, but in reality they will offer little protection. During our trainng, the large office extinguishers deployed for about 8-10 seconds. I don't really see this lasting 5.
-Thirdly, in his experience, they offer a false sense of security, possibly leading you to be more nonchalant/careless, knowing that you have an extinguisher there etc etc.

In short, they are not worth the money. He suggested that you invest in a few more smoke alarms, and a fire blanket for the kitchen.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kidde-0914uk-Micro-Smoke-Alarm/dp/B00002N865/

This is all IMHO - please take your own view and protect your family in the most appropriate way.
[admin]#11
buttonz
I discussed these with a Fireman last week, during a Fire Safety course at my office (ZZZZZZ). His comments were surprising.

-Firstly, the advice is call 999 before you deploy this. Tackling a fire yourself just delays there inevitable and neccesary response.
-Secondly, these extiguishers may be good for small, wastebin size fires, but in reality they will offer little protection. During our trainng, the large office extinguishers deployed for about 8-10 seconds. I don't really see this lasting 5.
-Thirdly, in his experience, they offer a false sense of security, possibly leading you to be more nonchalant/careless, knowing that you have an extinguisher there etc etc.

In short, they are not worth the money. He suggested that you invest in a few more smoke alarms, and a fire blanket for the kitchen.


This is all IMHO - please take your own view and protect your family in the most appropriate way.


I've removed your links as we don't allow comparison/links with Amazon Marketplace :)
#12
Pokey
That's really the only use for it.

Anyone who would choose to try to fight a fire with one of these rather than running away very quickly will die quite rapidly and would deserve to do so because they'd be a stupid prat.

If you see fire, just **** off. Don't think you can take it, even if it's cheap.


Thanks for that absolute load of nonsense, fire expert. :roll:

last year, we holidayed on a campsite in Norfolk. one of the caravans near us had a small fire start in their kitchen. As soon as the fire took hold, the owner of the caravan grabbed one of these powder extinguishers and put it out quite quickly before any major damage was done. If it hadn't been for the extinguisher we would have had a huge blaze just minutes later.

In most cases, yes, you should get yourself away from fire and call the fire brigade - but suggesting these extinguishers are completely useless and telling people to "just **** off" at the sight of fire is just laughable. There are always situations where these could come in handy, so for the sake of a few quid they're worth having.
#13
I wouldn't trust this piece of 5hit.
#14
There an absolute bargain if like me, you have to carry two of them at all times just to fulfil your insurance requirements (I'm a plumber btw) I too would run like f**k and phone the proffessionals but if I dont have these in my arsenal it could all get very expensive later on.

I suppose they might just put it out if I set fire to your loft insulation, thankfully haven't had to find out.

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