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Old 24 May 2005, 13:17   #1
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Rusting Fire Extinguishers

I have a fire extinguisher located in a recess in the rear of the rear pods - close to the engine.

I realised that I had a trail of rust after being out on Saturday across the deck to the bilge.

Upon checking, the base of both fire extinguishers and their brackets were very rusty.

Is this a normal problem? Should I ignore it? Won't eventually the fire extinguisher rust through?
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Old 24 May 2005, 13:36   #2
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Yes.
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Old 24 May 2005, 15:49   #3
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Yes.
No.
Yes.
Well no, but no but yes but no...( too much little britain JW) after a lot of searching over the years.

ANAF make an extingusher that has an ali shell and the brackets are plastic. No rust nor probs and 100%, all the EN3

The bad news is that they are made in France.

For retail contact Plastimo.

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Old 24 May 2005, 16:24   #4
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Spray mine with WD40 never had one go rusty.
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Old 24 May 2005, 17:37   #5
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Mines rusty as a very rust thing and it's only a year old. Was out last week and the bracket split. It's held together with cable ties now.
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Old 25 May 2005, 03:47   #6
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Old 25 May 2005, 05:30   #7
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Old 25 May 2005, 05:38   #8
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We had a similar problem so I replaced it with aluminium one.
We then let off the old one to find that it barely had enough power to put out a candle, let alone an engine fire!
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