Rechargeable Fire Extinguishers

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 22:11
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I am seeking a small fire extinguisher that I can recharge with water and compressed air. Anybody had any experience with them?
What sizes are available, costs and suppliers names would be appreciated.
Regards Dennis
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 22:43

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 22:43
G`day Dennis,
A while back during summer I was at a blokes place and his kids were squirting each other with water using the standard (1 kg ?? ) rechargable extinguishers.
You can pick them up pretty cheap at garage sales,markets re-cycle yards etc.
From what I saw the powder had been removed and the extinguisher partly filled with water then the top screwed back on and then pressurized with an air compressor.
Pretty effective water pistol except it took a while to refill and pressurize.

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Reply By: obee1212 - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 23:20

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 23:20
a couple of cans of warm beer. open and shake. when they reach use by, chill and drink

owen
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 07:13

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 07:13
Owen

what the?
wasting beer.........................


hahahahahha.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 09:16

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 09:16
Gday,
Yeah we also used to use them for water fights.
Go and ask your local Chubb or Quell dealler for an old one. Im pretty sure anything with a tube type valve could be used, but they will be able to tell you for sure.

Cheers
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 10:46

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 10:46
I would be extremely careful applying pressure to an old fire extinguisher case. You have no idea of it's ability to safetly store high pressure. It could turn out to be a 'hand grenade', might even kill someone.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:31

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:31
Derrrr, ever hear of pressure testing ? Thats 2 very negative replies from you this morning already , did u get out of bed on the wrong side this morning or did u miss out last night ?
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Reply By: Nargun51 - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 14:19

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 14:19
Maybe a kid's water pistol might be a cheap alternative. Some of them can hold a litre or so of water and with the hand pump you don't have to go for a compressor and they can be refilled from a water bottle.

Depends what you need it for but some of them can spray water over 10 metres and as you can pressure them up on the go you can use all the water stored in them at full pressure

Best of all they can be bought at $2.00 shops everywhere
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