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Amerex 240 2.5 Gallon Water Class A Fire Extinguisher


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Amerex 240 2.5 Gallon Water Class A Fire Extinguisher

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Manufacturer: Amerex®
Product Description: Amerex 240 2.5 gal. Water Extinguisher
Agent Type: Water
Design: Hose & Nozzle
Model Number: 240
UL Rating: 2A
Capacity (gal.): 2.5
Shipping Weight (lbs.): 7.5
Height (in.): 24.5
Width (in.): 9
Depth (in.): 7
Range (Initial ft.): 45 – 55
FM Approved: Yes
Discharge time (s): 55
Included Bracket: Wall

2½ Gallon Water Models

240 – 2.5 Gallon Water

Fig No Description Part No
1 Valve Assembly – 240 13281
1 Valve Assembly – 240 17616
2 Hose Gasket (O-Ring) 06978
3 Hose & Nozzle Assembly 06999
4 Pressure Valve & Cap Assembly – 240 Only 00155
4A Cap Only for Pressure Valve – 240 Only 00158
5 Ring Pin, Stainless Steel 00160
5A Chain (Nylon) for Ring Pin 00532
6 Lock Wire Seal (Yellow) 01387
7 Lever & Rivet 07762
7A Rivet Only for Lever 01563
8 Handle & Rivet 09020
8A Rivet Only for Handle (2 Required) 01564
9 Gauge 100 psi (Stainless Steel Tube) 06479
10 Collar O-Ring 05240
11 Valve Stem Assembly 06093
12 Valve Stem O-Ring 05243
13 Spring 00383
14 Fill Tube 02595
15 O-Ring – Downtube/Retainer 05690
16 Downtube/Retainer Assembly – 240 15943
17 Foot Stand w/Clip (Black) – 240 03576
18 Hydrotest Adapter 03181
19 Wall Bracket 01007
20 Pressurizing Adapter 02141
21 Amerex Charge 506B, 10 lb. carton Loaded Stream/Anti-Freeze –  N/A
22 Visilox Lubricant (5 oz Tube) 06247
23 Adhesive (Foot stand) 3 oz Tube 04488

All valve assemblies include new valve body, gauge, knurled nut, lever and handle and pressure valve.

About Amerex

Amerex Corporation® is a large American manufacturer of firefighting products. Based in Trussville, Alabama. Amerex makes hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers for commercial and industrial environments, as well as fire and explosion suppression vehicle systems for defense applications. Amerex’s innovative technology has led to the production of automatic restaurant systems, vehicle fire suppression systems, gas detection, industrial systems and fire detection devices. McWane, Inc. acquired Amerex in 1999.

Amerex was founded in 1971 by Ned Paine and George Baureis. Paine was part of the Amerex team until his retirement in September 1999. He sold the company to McWane, Inc. In 2010, Amerex began emerging as a major military subcontractor after developing a U.S. military fire suppression system. These suppression systems are still being deployed on U.S. military vehicles often targeted by mines and homemade bombs in the Middle East. The company is a subcontractor of the Oshkosh Corporation. The Oshkosh Corporation is a maker of military vehicles. The vehicles use safety equipment, including fire suppression gear, made for Oshkosh vehicles. Optical sensors are used to detect fires and explosions instantly, which then directs a series of jets and hoses to put out the fire with a concealed substance.

In 2011, Amerex acquired The Solberg Company, another firefighting equipment company based in Bergen, Norway. According to Amerex President Bill Beyer, the fire extinguisher sales tend to follow the general economy and growth in new buildings. Amerex produces 2.5 million commercial and industrial fire extinguishers each year.



Weight 7.5 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 8 × 8 in


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Does this 240 model come filled/pressurized?

No, the 240 extinguisher comes empty.

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