Common Myths

Common Myth #11

  “Dry Chemical “smothers” the fire.”  

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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 #13

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

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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 #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 #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 #17

  “I always recommend an ABC dry chemical since it will be safe to use on any fire they may have.”  

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Common Myth #18

  “Cartridge-Operated extinguishers are easier to maintain.”  

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Common Myth #19

  “You can’t discharge water and dry chemical simultaneously during a fire incident.”  

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Common Myth #20

  “You cannot use dry chemical with foam.”  

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