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Common Myth #16

  “The gauge is reading in barely in the green on the high/low side. The factory must have over/under pressurized the extinguisher.”  

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Common Myth #15

  “I buy all of my “O” rings from an “O” ring  supplier – they say they match perfectly and will work just fine.”  

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Common Myth #14

  “If a cylinder fails the visual inspection requirements, but passes the hydrotest, it’s OK.”  

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Common Myth #13

  “I provide my customers with what the code requires, nothing more, nothing less.”  

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Common Myth #12

  “It’s OK to continue servicing old extinguishers as long as I can get parts that fit, or figure out how to make it work.”  

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Common Myth #11

  “Dry Chemical “smothers” the fire.”  

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Common Myth #10

  “I can make more money by servicing older fire extinguishers than I can by selling new ones.”  

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Common Myth #9

  “I can used two 20B rated extinguishers to meet a 40B requirement”  

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Common Myth #8

  “It doesn’t matter how I remove an “O” ring.”  

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Common Myth #7

  “I buy “recycled” dry chemical for use in my recharging. It saves me a lot of money and I can claim that I am “green”.”  

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