Sometimes you may need to replace your fire extinguishers, some other times it may need to be refilled. There are times when you just need to replace one part of the fire extinguisher. As you can imagine, this is a cheaper alternative than ordering a new extinguisher.
A fire extinguisher is made of several parts. First and foremost, there is the tank containing the extinguishing agent which is what actually extinguishes the fire and the propellant which is a gas that helps the extinguishing agent come out of the tank with force. There are also other parts that you can replace: The valve assembly (including dry and wet valves), the nozzle, and the hose.
The valve assembly is made of a handle which you use to engage the fire extinguisher, a locking pin to prevent accidental discharge, the dip tube, and a release lever.
The hose is the flexible tube you hold to aim the extinguishing agent towards the fire.
The nozzle is the discharge piece attached to the end of the hose. It helps you control where the extinguishing agent is directed.
Sometimes these smaller pieces get broken or misplaced. In such case, it is often more affordable to just replace the part. It can be difficult to assess what exact part you need if you are not able to see the part number. If that is the case, simply call us at 800-498-3473. Our team is well trained on the various types of fire extinguishers and can match you with the part you need to order.
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