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Grant MacDonald
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Has anyone ever had a fire bottle discharge without the handle being pulled? I have the ESS small fire bottle and it let go while sitting in the garage with both safety pins in place. Do the CO2 cartridges go bad? Mine is 3 years old.

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Grant MacDonald
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I have had a discharge, but they took care of it with penicillin.

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The bovine strains require a lot of penicillin.

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No. I recently contacted ESS on a freezing issue and they were super helpful. If the bottle has frozen the seal may have broken.

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And there again, you may need some more penicillin if you've blown a seal...

Somehow I think all three of us will be here a lot longer than the rest of the week.

[rolling on floor laughin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Brandon F.:
And there again, you may need some more penicillin if you've blown a seal...

Better than blowing a tranny! [Big Grin]

Serious content: I have the same ESS system that I just installed and they warned me to take the bottle out of the car if I store it where it will freeze. I guess hearing your experience, now I know why.

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Greg H.
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quote:
Originally posted by Brandon F.:
... if you've blown a seal...

No, that's just a little tartar sauce...

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Alright - time for the damn joke:

A penguin decided to take a day off from his job working at the zoo. He got in his car and drove into town.

Shortly after arriving, he began to experience car trouble. Lucky for him, he broke down next to a service station.

After explaining his problem to the mechanic, the mechanic told him to return in a couple of hours.

Not wanting to lose full advantage of his day off, the penguin decided to kill time in town.

He stopped at a bookstore and purchased a couple of books, and did a little window shopping.

Finally he stopped at a restaraunt and had fishsticks** and some vanilla ice cream for dessert.

By then, it was time for the penguin to pick up his car. The mechanic steps out of the garage while wiping his hands on a shop towel and tells the penguin, "Well, looks like you blew a seal."

"Oh, no!" says the penguin, "Thats just ice cream."

[rolling on floor laughin] [laughing]

** South Park Studios - Fishsticks

Back to work now...

   

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