Introduction: How to Make a Fire Extinguisher

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With planning and some household items, you can have a life saving tool for emergencies.

Step 1: Supply Time!

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- Baking soda
- Vinegar or lemon juice
- Water or soda bottle
- Tissue
- Tape or rubber band

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Fill the bottle halfway with vinegar or lemon juice. Then form the tissue into a cup shape and poke it into the mouth of the bottle, holding the sides of the tissue over the rim of the bottle.

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Still holding the sides, pour the baking soda into the tissue and then place a rubber band or tape around the top of the bottle opening to prevent the tissue from dropping inside the bottle.

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Replace the cap on the bottle or place another tissue and rubber band or tape on top of the bottle for storage. When needed, shake vigorously and remove the cap. A fire-retardant foam will bubble up, to be cautiously poured over a fire. Caution: Be particularly careful when in presence of fire, especially in an oil or grease fire.

Comments

wick_ed (author)2009-10-07

Pretty cool how this is so simple and works well. Did you know that most foam extinguishers have extracts from animal fat. It helps it form a surface. You might even be able to skip that and use a little cheap soap. If your dad is a good guy, you should think of as many good excuses as you can, e.g. school work, to get him to help you buy a eeepc. even second had and they work for most every thing you need. Then, he wouldn't need to worry about his computer.

dioblo2345 (author)2009-07-25

also i did this i took a pin with the white ball at the end heated it up and poke a hole in the bottle cap and put that on instead of a rubber band also with the hole in the bottle so this way it squirts the mixure out of the hole when the reaction start between the two chemicals

dioblo2345 (author)2009-07-25

great instructable dude

Browncoat (author)2009-06-19

This really needs some actual photos.

barryjacob (author)Browncoat2009-06-22

i am doing this on my dads computer, and i cant upload pictures from my camera, because he said

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