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Old 03-24-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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So when I was putting in the carboy bung with blow off tube in it into the carboy top... It was still a little slick with sanstar.... And slipped so that the TOP of the rubber (solid) bung is about 1/4 of an inch UNDER the top edge of the carboy top. In short, I have nothing to grab onto.

How can I get it out?

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Old 03-24-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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The tube is already in the hole? Once the tube dries out after a few days, I bet you'll be able to pop it out by grabbing the tube, no problem.

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Old 03-24-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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worst case, you can pull it out with a cork screw

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:18 AM   #4
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Just tried the "use the tube thats in it" but that is not working.
Hope to not have to use a corkscrew... but good idea if it comes to it.

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:20 AM   #5
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I pushed one all the way in one time - just fashion a coat hanger to pluck it out.

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:22 AM   #6
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Maybe slide something through the hole in the bung that could be used like a hook to pull it out?? I am thinking like bending a wire coat hanger or something, but that may not be sturdy enough.

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:25 AM   #7
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I was thinking the coat hanger too, just as long as it is sanitized anyway! Good luck!

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:26 AM   #8
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Could you thread a bolt down into the hole, one that would have a wide enough diameter that it would grip the inside of the hole without scoring it badly, and work it out using that?

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:29 AM   #9
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Use a short nail on a string. Drop it straight thru the hole, then pull up. The string would have to be secured in the middle of the nail for this to work, of course.

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:41 AM   #10
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/firs...roubles-52413/ - A thread that has talked about this before...

And this is cool too... might work
http://break.com/index/remove_a_cork....html?matchid=
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