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Just thought about something that happened to me in the past when I owned an Allis Chalmers B. I was about a quarter mile from the shop working and saw some smoke coming from near the gas tank. I had a small fire extinguisher and promptly saved my tractor. I thought about how much I like my 1650 and realized I needed to spend less than $15 and protect it also. Some might not like that I drilled a couple of holes in the fender pan but hey it's my tractor. If you have some money not spent that you got for Christmas it might be a wise investment.

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For those that carry dry chemical extinguishers on equipment, remember to take them and shake them around on a regular basis. This helps keep the dry chemical loose in the extinguisher. If left stationary on the equipment you use, the extinguishing agent can/will become compacted in the extinguisher and may not work if you need them. This applies for any type of equipment you carry a dry chemical extinguisher on.
 

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just another thought, we all have them in our shops but what about in your house. after reading about some tragedy's, I promptly installed a big fire extinguisher right in my bed room by my headboard much to my wifes dismay ( it ruined her decorating theme) I explained to her if something every happened at night and most fires catch people sleeping, I can get to our kids, its become part or our décor now for 20 years, I also have numerous smoke detectors and co2 detectors on every floor, stay safe and happy new year
 

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For those that carry dry chemical extinguishers on equipment, remember to take them and shake them around on a regular basis. This helps keep the dry chemical loose in the extinguisher. If left stationary on the equipment you use, the extinguishing agent can/will become compacted in the extinguisher and may not work if you need them. This applies for any type of equipment you carry a dry chemical extinguisher on.
Shaking won't do much for them, Turn them up side down and strike them with a rubber mallet several times. Do this twice a year. Fire training technique.
 

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Regular inspection of safety equipment like extinguishers is necessary to make sure they will operate when needed. In work they do yearly inspections of all the safety gear. We also have it done at our church. It's easy to forget about it around the house/shop.
 
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