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Old 07-14-2018, 05:27 AM   #41
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The newer dry chem ones do not cake up and the older recommendation to remove and agitate has been changed to NOT agitate.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:47 AM   #42
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On the bottom of the cylinders of the powder type there is a date stamped. The extinguisher expires 10 years after that date, even if the pressure reads in the green. I had no idea this rule existed until boarded by USCG, who very politely failed the boat for safety. Big box store to the rescue.
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On the bottom of the cylinders of the powder type there is a date stamped. The extinguisher expires 10 years after that date, even if the pressure reads in the green. I had no idea this rule existed until boarded by USCG, who very politely failed the boat for safety. Big box store to the rescue.
What if they are not date stamped? As part of the Kidde recall I checked my extinguisher (to see if it is recalled) and there is nothing on the bottom of the cylinder. Apparently if there is no code on the bottom, then the extinguisher is not part of the recall.
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What if they are not date stamped? As part of the Kidde recall I checked my extinguisher (to see if it is recalled) and there is nothing on the bottom of the cylinder. Apparently if there is no code on the bottom, then the extinguisher is not part of the recall.
That's not necessarily true...

I had one w no date code and they replaced it. The date codes seem to be inconsistent... some have them others not.
If the online form won't process w/o a date you might try calling them to talk live w a rep.
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Agree that the first priority is to extinguish the fire immediately. Cleanup happens at your leisure IF you still have a boat . Once the resin gets going youíll need foam or submerge the material to extinguish.
You choose best extinguishers based on the threat present to kill it in the few precious seconds that you may have.
Also expect a reflash. Make sure you have extra.
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