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    Posted: 12 Aug 2018 at 10:53am
I've been meaning to get one of these for the games room, just incase. I was wondering what you guys have? I think I need one specifically for electrical fires, that won't ruin all the electrics, if I need to use it? I have one of the type that uses some kind of powder, but that would make a right old mess of everything. Don't want a huge one, just something small-ish that I can have close to hand, should something go tits-up with all this ageing electronics. Wink

Can anyone recommend a type of extinguisher, and a place to purchase, please. Had a quick look on ebay, but not sure what's best, and some are pretty expensive.

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One of these, it's not the biggest but then you have to replace them every few years so no point in getting a huge one:


I like having the piece of mind that I can reach for it, just in case.....
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I have heard that powder extinguishers will destroy all the electronics. Not immediately, but in the long run it will work almost like a leaking battery. So you could say that it's better to let the game room burn down than to use the powder exinguisher in it.
I only use the CO2 type. It costs a little more, but doesn't harm the games.
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That's similar to the one I have already (but is probably out of date). It's a powder one, so will leave a real mess if used. I think I need a CO2 one, that I can give something a quick blast with if needed, without further damaging electronics etc.

[edit] Crossposted. Yeah, think I heard powder ones knacker electrics too, slowcade.


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Wood and electricity - powder or co2 are your only options. Foam or water could be lethal if used on a fire where electricity is involved.

I have some dodgy computer room extinguisher I acquired that's probably lethal if used - Think it's got inergen inside...
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I’ve got a 2kg CO2 one from amazon.

Think it was about £25
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I paid £110 for mine. Seems almost everything is more expensive in Norway.
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Yikes, that is expensive. Will have a look on Amazon to see what they have. Cheers.
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Originally posted by slowcade slowcade wrote:

I paid £110 for mine. Seems almost everything is more expensive in Norway.


Not everything. One of the guys I worked in Haugesund 2008 actually took a "log splitter" back to Inverness when he was done. Reckoned it was 1/2 the price.

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