MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14526 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1723 times:
From where I'm sitting now (in my office / electronics shop) there is one less than 2 meters behind me. Then I have two in my mechanical shop in my converted barn, since I do some welding work from time to time. I have a fire blanket in my kitchen, smoke detectors all over the house and two smoke hoods under my bed in my bedroom, which is a converted attic. The reason is that the house (built in 1900) is largely made of wood and would be a trap in a fire.
Ronglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
I'm located 17 steps from the nearest fire extinguisher in our house. It is a 9 lb dry chemical extinguisher.
We bought it last year after I took a smaller (3 lb ?) unit next door to put out our neighbour's stove top grease fire. I was not impressed with that very small unit and I thought we should really have a larger unit to give us a better chance of putting out a serious fire.
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1685 times:
At home: I don't own one. I have no idea if any neighbors do. I'm screwed.
At work: Probably no more than 15 seconds running at any time. But of course why would I run to the extinguisher if work was on fire? I'd run out the door and let the place burn down, thats how much I care about work.
Adopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
Well at home I don't have one at all. However, at work we have them all over the place. There are 3 rows of presses in my area with 16 presses in each row. A fire extinguisher is placed at the end of every other press. There's about 3-4 feet in between each press. Since I started there almost 2 years ago no one has ever had to use one (if we have a fire we dump it on the floor and stomp it out)
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No more than 10 feet. I do all of my ammunition reloading in this room and all of my amateur radio gear is in the room too, therefore it is imperitave to have a good extinguisher handy just in case something were to go wrong.
YYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
I just measured the distance to mine too. The distance from my current location to the extenguisher is 58 feet. I'm upstairs and it is half way into my basement... And as I was measuring the distance my dad said we should get a new one. We've had it for 8 years now and it's covered in dust.
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: At work we have an active fire suppression system. It uses sensors and emits a gas if any significant heat is present. On top of that there are fire s
: Yeah, I could use an extra one here myself. -R
: At work, right next to me desk, by the server room/closet. So less than 5 metres. As for one in my home, I really have no idea where it is come to thi
: In the dorm the nearest was 10 paces away, so 8 meters or so. Here at home, the nearest one is in the garage, and my room is the furthest from there.