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42 minutes ago, Mark J said:

Excellent photos.  What did you use for a lens filter?

For those specific images nothing. When the sun is covered the exposure was relatively long. f/20 with 1/80s.

When there was enough sun showing I used this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q3Q9SY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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On 4/9/2024 at 7:41 AM, Mark J said:

Well done, making duplicates is not easy.

Didn't you just retire?

Thanks!! Definitely a work in progress but practice helps :) 

No my wife did last fall, I have 2-3 more years ish

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On 2/16/2024 at 1:13 PM, Mark J said:

HD doesn't carry the B441 model, but they do have the B456.  Here is what Home Depot carries in Amrex:

https://www.homedepot.com/b/AMEREX/Class-ABC-Multiple-Use/N-5yc1vZu55Z1z1pbdu/Ntk-elastic/Ntt-fire%2Bextinguisher?NCNI-5&sortby=price&sortorder=asc

and the B441 at Amrex site:  https://amerexfireextinguishers.com/products/amerex-10lb-abc-b441?variant=29047979985

Might be of interest to others, as well.  Nice thing with HD is you can get free in store delivery/return. 

I'm thinking I will order one 10# (B456) from HD, first, see if my wife can heft it, then order the second extinguisher accordingly.  But what's the difference between the B441 and the B456?

Mark, which extinguisher did you end up purchasing? Recent events have made me realize I need to order one ASAP.

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On 4/15/2024 at 9:52 PM, Coop said:

@legenddc, I just made a correction to my last post. There is a letter T after the model number instead of a K so you are getting one with a light duty vehicle bracket which is fine as it secures it to the wall and not just hanging from a hook.

Thanks for the update. I'm going to try and put this under the sink or in the pantry cabinet right behind the stove so probably won't even use the bracket.

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13 hours ago, Coop said:

Find a place that’s accessible and not adjacent to the possible fire source. 

This is why i like the top of my fridge. These conversations made me realize i needed to make sure my wife could reach out. Found out she couldn't so i moved in from being pushed all the way back to the front edge.

All our lower cabinets have child locks so that's a no go. Also thought about mounting it on the side of a cabinet on a hook but figured the fridge was good enough. I'll have to mount one lower once the kids are older. Hopefully I'll have the kitchen redone by then and maybe I'll create a custom extinguisher cabinet specifically for it that's within easy reach.

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On 4/16/2024 at 11:48 AM, Chestnut said:

This is why i like the top of my fridge. These conversations made me realize i needed to make sure my wife could reach out. Found out she couldn't so i moved in from being pushed all the way back to the front edge.

All our lower cabinets have child locks so that's a no go. Also thought about mounting it on the side of a cabinet on a hook but figured the fridge was good enough. I'll have to mount one lower once the kids are older. Hopefully I'll have the kitchen redone by then and maybe I'll create a custom extinguisher cabinet specifically for it that's within easy reach.

That's good you realized that she couldn't reach the extinguisher. I'm not sure if my wife could reach our extinguisher where it was in the coat closet. Putting it on the ground would mean it would eventually be covered in stuff and pushed to the back.

My kids are old enough now to run and grab an extinguisher if we needed them to, but I wouldn't trust them yet to use it. My top priority for them is to know how to safely get out of the house and call 911. We're less than a mile from the fire station so help would be here fast.

Unfortunately, there was a fatal house fire in my parent's neighborhood a week ago that has made all of this top of mind for me. 

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On 4/16/2024 at 2:56 PM, Chestnut said:

Coop gave me a good idea to reach out to a place tha recharges the extinguishers and ask if you can borrow a unit that needs to be recharged. Use it for training. I did fire training at a previous job and it was way different using an extinguisher than i thought it would be. Some of them can make a mess so it's good to do your practice in a location that can be cleaned or the mess won't matter.

@Coop Do any extinguishers contain materials that could NOT be discharged into a lawn? I've thought about starting a fire in my fire pit and then trying to put it out. The training i did with the fire department had us extinguish a propane burner.

Good idea. We know a few people who work with a volunteer fire fighters the next town over. Might have to see if there's any training we could do there as well.

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