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Offline Russ Kirk

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Bell System Fire Extinguisher
« on: January 24, 2018, 04:10:25 PM »
Interesting find in my adventures. It is still in use in a Central Office.
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Re: Bell System Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 04:20:34 PM »
Very Cool! I count 6 inspection labels. Last one in June 2017. I wonder what the earliest one is dated?
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Re: Bell System Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 04:30:20 PM »
Interesting, it's a single or narrow purpose extinguisher.

Holds 2.5 gallons of water charged to 100 psi to spray on wood, paper and trash (from info on the bottle).

Wonder where they would use those, offices?

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Re: Bell System Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 04:56:18 PM »
I wouldn't trust it, it was tested by the Marx brothers...  ;D

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Re: Bell System Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 06:46:11 PM »
Very Cool! I count 6 inspection labels. Last one in July 2017. I wonder what the earliest one is dated?

I took the photo before July 2017.

Thank John for fixing the photo. Ipad photo uploads dont always work for me.i have to post the message the go back and upload a photo. It could be the photo size. But the ipad auto aligns some photos but not all. Thanks again.
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Re: Bell System Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 06:49:25 AM »
Thanks for catching my mistake. It was June not July.
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Re: Bell System Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 06:39:23 PM »
As you can see off to the side there is a Carbon Dioxide extinguisher. Carbon dioxide is good for electrical fires and fires with oils and does not require clean up. However, carbon dioxide is not good on fires of standard combustibles (trash can fires, etc). In a central office, your primary portable extinguisher would normally be the CO2, but if there is no electricity where the fire is and the fire is standard combustibles (furniture, trash cans, etc) the water extinguisher is the ideal choice.

A water extinguisher is also the easiest (and probably cheapest) to recharge after use as well, these are literally filled with water and pressurized with air to 100 PSI, the rest of it is paperwork for the fire code compliance.