View Full Version : Throwable Fire Extinguishers?

06-06-2011, 06:41 PM
I had not heard of these before but if they work as well as in this video I wouldn't mind having a dozen or two scattered around the house and shop.


Anyone here have any knowledge of this type of extinguisher or how well they actually work in a real fire situation?


06-06-2011, 06:49 PM
"Fire granades", once made of glass and filled with carbon tetrachloride.

06-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Willy not sure but that seems like the old glass extinguishers that were in every public building including my old one room school years ago.

Quite some time ago not sure when they were banned because of i think, the toxicity of the contents. Believe it was or is a proven carcinogen.

Dr Stan
06-06-2011, 08:47 PM
Personally I'd rather stick to standard dry chem or CO2 extinguishers. One of the things I learned in the Navy's firefighting school was to direct the extinguisher at the base of the flames as this is the most effective method. Throw-able fire extinguishers would not give one the control needed to attack the fire efficiently.

06-06-2011, 08:49 PM
I doubt those contain carbon tetrachloride. Putting a fire out in a box container would be easier than an open fire.

06-06-2011, 09:02 PM
Just found the site for the company that actually makes this product.


Yeah I didn't think it would be carbon tetrachloride re-packaged as that wouldn't fly today.

I used to use the carbon-tet as an early version of brake clean years ago. LOL!