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Old 10-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default OxiClean Pressure Mishap

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

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!!!

The thermos is sparkling clean though and still works

ceiling.jpg   thermos.jpg  
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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But hey.....the thermos is clean right?

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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!

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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

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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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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