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Old 04-28-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Do the fire departments sell fire extinguishers?

I was told to get one of two types:
1. type 3
or
2. ABC

maybe they are the same thing, not sure.

I guess someone on disablity income would find one of those types at Walmart, Lowes, or Home Depot.

any other possible sources?
any organizations that assist low income people with such things?
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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For the home, you can get a type K from walmart for like $20.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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to get the All-State discount they require a type 3 or ABC model, for home owner insurance discount.

they only require 1 smoke alarm though, when state farm said they required 4.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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I saw you had posted a couple of other threads about the same time as this one regarding having cable TV, looking at satellite (Dish), and playing the lottery. I would suggest saving money on those, and buying a good fire extinguisher, if you are concerned about safety (not to minimize your personal problems or to judge; just pointing out that having a good fire extinguisher is a really good idea).

As the other person who responded said, Walmart should have good cheap ones. Also local hardware stores, Lowes, and the Depot should have them as well. The salespeople at the hardware stores can help you choose the right kind.

You did not say what it was for (e.g.- kitchen fires, electrical fires, etc.) so I am assuming you need a general multi-purpose one, and that is pretty much what an ABC (dry chemical) type is.

I haven't heard them referred to as Type 3, but I am not an expert.

Not that you can trust everything written on wikipedia, it appears to have a decent overview:

Fire extinguisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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I went to Lowes, Walmart, and Home Depot and all had the same brand fore extinguisher, etc.
It was not as simple as ABC. There were 1A-10BC, 2A-10BC, 3A-40BC, etc.
Low was $18.00 and high was $69.00. I got what I think the insurance agent said I needed to get the discount, a 2A-10BC and it also said "3" uses on the box. Not red like the others, a white one, about $30. The house is for sale, so I only need what the insurance requires.

I only recently started buying one $1 lottery ticket a week.
I never do scratch off cards. I see too many people hooked on those. Buying $20 worth, winning $4 out of that, and the thrill gets them back in the store for $20 more.

I'm hoping cable companies would start charging, in my lifetime, so much per channel beyond a certain package. Basic Plus has 52 channels but I only watch maybe 7 of those. Basic Plus is $39.99, So I'm paying about $5.50 per channel for the ones I can use.

I think I mentioned in one thread a York County resident who worked for Time Warner or AT&T in Charlotte. She was not very pleased with her choices which are 1. none 2. and none.
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