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How to Inspect a CO2 Fire Extinguisher

You need to inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher in this article.


Why would you throw a fire extinguisher?

 Why would you throw a fire extinguisher?

Companies have rekindled the fire grenade, made it simple and nontoxic, and dubbed it the throwable fire extinguisher. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Install a Smoke Detector

Do you know how to install a smoke detector? Find out how to install a smoke detector in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Inspect a CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Do you know how to inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher? Find out how to inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

 How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

Did you know that a fire sprinkler system is designed to be triggered by extremely high heat? Learn all about how a fire sprinkler system works. See more »

How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet before it catches fire?

 How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet before it catches fire?

How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet before it catches fire? Find out if you are at risk for overload by using a simple formula. See more »

Fire-Safety Tips

Fire-Safety Tips

Fire safety is of critical importance. After all, fires can strike anywhere at any time. Follow these fire-safety tips for your home. See more »

How Fire Extinguishers Work

 How Fire Extinguishers Work

While there's a good chance your fire extinguisher will sit on the wall for years, collecting dust, it could end up saving your property and even your life. Find out how these devices kill the flames. See more »

How do smoke detectors intercommunicate?

 How do smoke detectors intercommunicate?

Smoke detectors intercommunicate so that all detectors will sound if one is triggered. Find out how smoke detectors intercommunicate. See more »

How do dry chemical fire extinguishers work?

 How do dry chemical fire extinguishers work?

How do multi-class dry chemical fire extinguishers work? What is the dry chemical? See more »

How Smoke Detectors Work

 How Smoke Detectors Work

As the saying goes, "Where there's smoke, there's fire." Smoke detectors are amazing: They're pretty inexpensive, but they save thousands of lives each year. Learn all about nuclear and light-sensing smoke detectors. See more »