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Old May 2nd, 2008, 02:07 PM
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clean out a fire extinguisher

hi

trying to clean the remaining powder that is caked onto the inside of my old disposable abc unit. was thinking about making a a pressure feed gear oil bottle out of it. but i need to get the rest of the monoaommonia whatever crap outta there. read that it was acidic so tried baking soda, no luck with that so far. any ideas?
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 02:32 PM
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Run it through the dishwasher?
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release the pressure then open it and scrap out?
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I don't think the baking soda will work without vinegar.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 05:21 PM
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hi,

can you explain this? I'm game for anything that will work. I tired vinegar by itself that did nothing. I figured mixing the two would just create a neutral ph that would do nothing.

tyler the top is off the bottle and the bulk of the powder is gone. there was no pressure in the bottle and it was on empty so I just dumped all that junk out. but there is some caked on the inside of the bottle and it won't budge.

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what are you trying to do?
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hi,

can you explain this? I'm game for anything that will work. I tired vinegar by itself that did nothing. I figured mixing the two would just create a neutral ph that would do nothing.

tyler the top is off the bottle and the bulk of the powder is gone. there was no pressure in the bottle and it was on empty so I just dumped all that junk out. but there is some caked on the inside of the bottle and it won't budge.

thx
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Ahh ok. Uhh maybe try pouring some simple green and water in it and letting it sit for a day or two? Honestly not sure how to clean it out.
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hi,

can you explain this? I'm game for anything that will work. I tired vinegar by itself that did nothing. I figured mixing the two would just create a neutral ph that would do nothing.

tyler the top is off the bottle and the bulk of the powder is gone. there was no pressure in the bottle and it was on empty so I just dumped all that junk out. but there is some caked on the inside of the bottle and it won't budge.

thx
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Fill it full of coke and drop some mentos in there. LOL
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fill an old fire extinguisher with 90wt, pressurize it, and use it to top off various gearcases.

btw I dropped in a dozen or so washers and some water, shook it up good, rinsed and repeated. it is now nice and shiny clean inside.


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Type BC fire extinguishers contain sodium or potassium bicarbonate.
Type ABC fire extinguishers contain ammonium phosphate.

check the internet for a solvent for these
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