I have a fire extinguisher. .
I just finished a 2kg one that I was using to gas my home bar set up, so will be doing the same shortly!Posted 5 months agoservoMember
I unscrewed the nut and released the black curvy pipe attached to the horn thing.
I then fitted an old track pump hose by wrapping it in PTFE tape and pushing it in and doing the nut up again.
It all worked fine at first but then the hose tended to blow out of the nut. Got fed up of wrapping the PTFE tape around it so now just hold it in place with my hand.
I ended up cutting the hose head off as it was knackered and now just push the hose over the tubeless valve. Much better flow.
So all I have now is a short bit of hose in place of the black curved pipe in your picture. Other end of the hose just pushes direct onto the tubeless valve.Posted 5 months ago
So, can those that know help me out here?
I have a mate that owns a fire extinguisher type thing company, who is sourcing me a suitable appliance for Mr Firestarter, and has now bombarded me with a load of questions and a range of options which I’ve just replied with “um, dunno”.
His suggestion is for a 6l Chubb CO2 that has a schrader valve attached to it for inflation (by foot pump or whatever), and then would just need to add some kind of female attachment to the hose for tyre.
Does this sound suitable?Posted 5 months ago
Goldigger – Member
I used a nine litre water extinguisher for a bit, I then repurposed it as a bike washer.
That’s a dam good idea, how many bikes can you clean from one fill?
How much pressure does a water fire extinguisher have, Does it give a nice jet of water?
I just pumped it up as much as I could be arsed and used the existing hose to clean the bike. Worked well, only ever used it on my bike. Just don’t brim it on re-fill. You need a bit of space for propellant.
With a stored pressure water extinguisher, when it’s empty you just unscrew the whole valve and fill it from a tap. A thump on the side of the handle with the palm of your hand should shift it.Posted 5 months ago
I got rid as it was just one more thing rolling round the back of my van and it’s just as easy to clean the bike at home with a brew.
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