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after getting a hole in an old galvanized bucket I normally use and wanting something deeper, also in a hurry getting ready for an event recently I cut the top off an old fire extinguisher.

takes up less room when going to an event and less floor space in the shop.

most are lined with something rubbery but this older one was not, should be ok for all smaller stuff but wont use it for really big stuff

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I have worked in the fire protection industry for over 20 years. I have personally never seen a portable fire extinguisher lined with anything rubbery. They have to be emptied and visually inspected on a regular basis, checking for rust or other corrosion, as well as hydrostatically pressure tested. 

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Mine rusted out little pin holes and I just sprayed it inside and out with flexseal. I did just enough to seal the holes but plan on goin back and coating the hole interior of the bucket.

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I use an old CO2 fire extinguisher - it's made from aluminium and has about a 6mm wall thickness. It's great for quenching blades and long items. I put a handle on the top for moving it about easier. 

 

Andy

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I built a wooden holder to hold my extank quench tank so it's less likely to get knocked over and as it's full of oil that is a consideration  As I recall it was a couple of pieces of scrap 4"x4" with two pieces of 2" x 6" screwed on crossways with a circle cut out of them to hold the tank snugly.

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I have my eye on my Mother's long & shallow galv plant tub(?). Looks ideal for quenching large items that won't fit in their galv bin...that grew legs and ended up in my workshop. So too did their garden sieve thinking about it.

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here is a picture of the grey rubbery coating on the inside of a foam extinguisher, most of the water type ones I see also have it.

the same stuff is often on the gas cartridges in water types

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Ok. That explains it. My apologies. Water extinguishers are rarely seen anymore, and the ones I have are stainless. Most common are dry chem and CO2. What size extinguisher was it?

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Mine can't rust.  it's made of plastic.   An old swimming pool DE filter housing.   Works fine.  I use the screw holes on the top flange to keep a few mild CS drifts.

 

 

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hmm.  first post did not work as expected with pics

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quite common here years ago, now there are more CO2, foam and powder types but still lots around, some stainless but most are steel and hold 2 uk gallons  ( 2 1/4 us at a guess ) about 8" diameter at a guess.

 

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