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fergusmj 10-05-2012 04:45 PM

OxiClean Pressure Mishap
 
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So.....This is about OxiClean so I thought I would post here. Feel free to move if needed.

OxiClean is amazing to clean stuff, but it does create a good amount of pressure. I was going to clean my coffee thermos last night and thought I would OxiClean / Hot water it. I then put the lid on and shook to mix it up. A few minutes later, I am putting my dogs on a leash to take them for a walk and I hear a "BOOM!!!!". Walk into the kitchen to see what happened and I notice a foam coming out of the top of my thermos. I start wiping it up and notice a small chunk of something white. I first think... hmmm, chunky oxiclean. I then proceed to look up and notice the full result of OxiClean and hot water in a sealed container:drunk:

Obviously this was a brain fart on my behalf. I was thinking the results would be the same as water and soap...but no.

So word of warning.....OxiClean creates pressure!!!:cross:

The thermos is sparkling clean though and still works

Hammy71 10-05-2012 04:46 PM

But hey.....the thermos is clean right? :)

audger 10-05-2012 04:55 PM

oxyclean + water = hydrogen peroxide

hydrogen peroxide, even on its own, decomposes over time into oxygen gas and water.

gas generation + sealed container = hole in your ceiling!

fergusmj 10-05-2012 05:04 PM

Yes, the thermos is clean as a whistle on the inside. Before the soak, it was almost like a rust on the inside there was so much coffee build up.

I now know about hydrogen peroxide

SanMarzano 10-08-2012 08:37 PM

Same thing happend to me with PBW in a keg I didnt realize there was pressure and I opened it up spraying PBW in my eyes. I was rushed to the hospital and they flushed out my eyes for 30 min with suction cups directly on my eyeballs. I burnt my corneas but had a full recovery........I allways wear safety goggle now.....I was friggen lucky


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