The Home Depot ad in today's paper featured a couple of fire extinguishers,
which got me to thinking.
What should I have in the way of a fire extinguisher for my shop?
It's a two car garage, where no vehicles have been parked for two years
now. I have more power tools than my wife knows about, including most of
the larger ones. The chip & dust collection is marginal, but on the radar
for upgrade this fall. The Critter is the only spray equipment I use, and
then only outside, and only for waterbased, so far.
There's a half of a Gorilla rack full of oils, varnishes, lacquers, shellac
and solvents for the aforementioned. And a metal cabinet out in the back
shed that should be relocated to the shop to store all of these. (Also a
this fall project.)
The BORG ad is for a Kidde Class A, B, C product, $20 or so. One size fits
all. (They are also selling a $300 table saw that's supposed to make you
Norm, Part 2, in the same flyer.) How big an extinguisher do I need?
And, while on the subject, has anyone done anything with a remote sensing
smoke detector? Where the sensor is in one place, such as the garage/shop,
but the alarm also sounds another, like inside the house?)
Evidently, October is National Fire Safety Month.