Common Myths

Common Myth #1

  “Stored-Pressure Extinguishers compact the dry chemical.”    

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Common Myth #2

  “Higher UL ratings will put out more fire.”    

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Common Myth #3

  “Stainless steel extinguishers won’t corrode.”  

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Common Myth #4

    “It isn’t necessary to clean extinguishers as part of the annual maintenance.”    

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Common Myth #5

  “I can use any foam extinguisher on any flammable liquid.”  

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Common Myth #6

  “I can use our old extinguishers that have been removed from service for live fire training.”  

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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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Common Myth #8

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

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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 #10

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

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