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Old 02-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #29
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One thing about the dry powder extinguishers -- the powder settles and compacts -- won't work even if the gauge is in the green. Add to your semiannual preventive maintenance list: dismount the unit, turn it upside down, and smack the heck out of it on the bottom a few times with a rubber mallet to loosen the powder.

If you need to have one recharged because of age (hasn't been discharged), don't dump the powder. It's not cheap, but is reusable.

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