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11-10-2008, 22:19
A 1008 I got recently had a small nitrogen canister just like a co2 cartridge for a pellet gun, clipped in the fire extinguisher rack. What is it for?

11-10-2008, 22:21
Can you post a pic? I think I can help ya , Jay

11-10-2008, 22:26
should be for the decon unit and the co2 cartridge is what pressurizes the canister

11-10-2008, 23:31
Please do not try to use it to put out a fire. Only use it to decon in case of chemical attack.

11-11-2008, 00:24
what IDA34 said:oops:

11-12-2008, 13:16
MilitaryRestoration (http://www.steelsoldiers.com/member.php?u=3042) Just to be clear, it is a nitrogen cartridge, not CO2.:-D

11-12-2008, 13:30
No offense in this but I have to chuckle...

Everyone thinks it's a fire extinguisher mounting point. So many folks have never looked at the TM. Just have to chuckle.

08-16-2009, 23:27
That is for the DS2 operator decontamination sprayer. The thing LOOKS like a fire extinguisher but it is camouflaged, not red. DS2 will burn easily, especially if you spray it on dry STB (as if anyone has DS2 or STB ;-))

Why nitrogen? Because CO2 reacts with DS2. Why a cartridge? Because DS2 comes in 5 gallon cans. The decon units were only filled if expected to go into a possible area. It is used on the operator-contacted areas and only under MOPP level 4 which meant you didn't have to worry about it on the skin, the personal decon wipes are used for that.

These are much higher pressure than CO2. Be careful.