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User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

In the picture there is a "grey water extinguisher". What is that used for?

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8616 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Well, I guess it's used to extinguish fires!

It's a water extinugisher painted grey, were you thinking that it's used to extinguish "grey water" like I was when I first read that?



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User currently offlineMusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 844 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

I read the post and thought

"an extinguisher using grey water? How environmentally friendly"

Grey water - comes from wash basins, dishwashers, washing machines etc. Not poisonous, but wouldn't drink it.

Anyway - we had them on the RJ 100s. Its a water extinguisher, as opposed to Halon, BCF, Foam etc. It would be used to damp down burning material in, for example, a waste bin or a passenger's bag, after a BCF had been used.

Although the fire is probably out due oxygen starvation, the water makes sure it doesn't re-ignite. It may still be hot.

Regards - Musang


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