Thread: Foam in Extinguishers
12-14-2005, 11:32 PM #1
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Foam in Extinguishers
Recently someone questioned me as to putting foam in extinguishers. I know this is common practice in some areas of the country for things such as oil burner fires. What kind of foam is used? Easy to refill? Any type of "shelf life"?
12-14-2005, 11:54 PM #2
We just add a paper cup of Class A foam to our water cans.
Give it a good shake when you pull it off the truck, and go. Not sure if it loses it's "bubble power" over time.Originally Posted by ThNozzleMan
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12-15-2005, 12:39 AM #3
yea, like the other guy, we just mix water with a splash of F-500. we havent had any problems yet with it. we have some cans that get used quite a bit, and some that just kinda sit around. like i said, no problem.
o, we do make it a 1% mixture. it only takes a very small amount of 500 to do this.Your a daisy if you do.
12-15-2005, 05:34 AM #4
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