Every now and then a new product comes along and you ask yourself, “why didn’t I think of that?!” The OVAL Fire Extinguisher is just that product. Architecture and interior design have been moving towards cleaner lines in their spaces. Foregone are the days of bulky protruding water fountains (bubblers for my northern friends) and fire extinguisher cabinets. Interior designers are looking for cleaner and sleeker interior spaces but the 10lb fire extinguishers and cabinets have not changed for quite some time. OVAL is about to change all that.
The OVAL 10lb ABC fire extinguisher, with its unique design, is just 3 inches in depth, which allows for the extinguisher and cabinet to fit fully recessed into a 2x4 wall assembly. A standard 10lb fire extinguisher and cabinet will have a depth typically no less than 6 inches, which typically means that your cabinet will protrude from the wall 2 to 3 inches. This allows for architects and interior designers to create cleaner and more uniform corridors.
Due to the OVAL’s new fire extinguisher design the OVAL never protrudes more than 4” even when attached to circular columns. This may not sound that exciting, but when you reference the ADA code on maximum depth of protruding objects, the OVAL is a first of its kind. OVAL is compliant with protruding object limits as required by ADA and ANSI A117.1, which has a maximum wall protrusion of 4 inches. Additionally, for surface mounting applications the OVAL comes with a button hook attachment so that the fire extinguishers do not easily fall off their hooks when bumped.
The OVAL MSRP’s for $249 and can be purchased from their website or at JL Industries