Thread: ansul valve/ amerex shell
01-16-2009, 01:29 PM #1
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ansul valve/ amerex shell
If I happend to have an extra ansul valve assembly for water extinguisher units is it compatible with my amerex extinguisher shell
I mean my little brother damaged my amerex valve assembly and pick up tube if I had an extra assembly that was ansul would it be compatible with the amerex tank????
ps both are water units
Last edited by abdulcroft; 01-16-2009 at 01:47 PM. Reason: needed more info
01-16-2009, 10:28 PM #2
It's not rocket science.....Are the threads the same?"Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
01-17-2009, 04:53 PM #3
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The (or any) extinguisher was certified to UL, ULC, USCG etc. standards as built, with it's factory shell, valve assembly etc. By changing anything, even the color of the extinguisher, without factory approval and re-testing will void any and all certifications.
In other words, modify it and it don't work when needed, you're on your own.
If you are going to put another valve in the shell, I'd make absolutely sure the threads match. It's a pressurized cylinder just like your SCBA cylinders and just as dangerous. Even though the pressure is relatively low at 100 to maybe 150 psi, I wouldn't want to pick a pressurized one up by the valve handle and have the valve assembly blow out.
I'm sure the valve assembly hitting you in the forehead would leave a mark and the shell bouncing off of your shins would hurt.
My advice is to throw out your old PW (when was the last time it was hydro tested) and get a new one.
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