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Old 06-22-2006, 08:07 PM   #21
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My condolences! Got to be careful with those suckers.


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Old 06-22-2006, 08:50 PM   #22
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When I worked as a custom framer (Artwork, not house frames) we had cloth gloves with little rubber nubs all over them that we used to handle large sheets of glass. I wonder how they would work when dealing with wet carboys? I couldn't find them online, but I'm sure you could get them at glass suppliers.

I use Better Bottles but just got a couple 5 gallons glass carboys that were thrown in with a Corny keg and tank. Now I'm afraid to use them!



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Old 06-23-2006, 12:10 AM   #23
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In my 20 years of brewing I have broken only one carboy.

Broken is a loose term as the built up gasses did the actual breaking, I was asleep at the time.

BTW, want to know how much 5 gallons of beer is ?

About 250 square feet I would say.

The bottom of the carboy blew out cleanly about 1 inch off the bottom and the beer simply flowed out in all directions covering the kitchen and dining room floors.

Sure glad it was a rental....

On the other hand ( pardon the pun) there is a reason why, in a world where everyone else owns a skill saw, I own an "un-skill" saw. According to SWMBO anyway.

The worst part was feeling the blade decelerate on the bones in my finger.

Kind of a buzzing then the slow roll to a stop.

Only 14 stitches too.

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Old 06-23-2006, 12:56 AM   #24
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The worst part was feeling the blade decelerate on the bones in my finger.

Kind of a buzzing then the slow roll to a stop.

Only 14 stitches too.
You're lucky. I have a friend who we now call "Nubs".
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When I worked as a custom framer (Artwork, not house frames) we had cloth gloves with little rubber nubs all over them that we used to handle large sheets of glass. I wonder how they would work when dealing with wet carboys? I couldn't find them online, but I'm sure you could get them at glass suppliers.

I use Better Bottles but just got a couple 5 gallons glass carboys that were thrown in with a Corny keg and tank. Now I'm afraid to use them!
TWolf10,

I work as an engineer at a window company. I commmonly spec out glass handling gloves.

http://www.glovespecialties.com/inde...67&ScreenID=54

These are what we use to handle all forms of glass. Especially wet glass out of a washer. They are totally cut resistant.

These are wholesale, if you are serious about using gloves look online or shop for any kevlar knitted glove. Its better to get a rubber coating for grip.
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:07 PM   #26
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FYI...I was at O'reilly auto parts last night, and they have the rubber coated gloves for $4 a pair. Picked up a pair and will see how they grip glass when wet and let everyone know.


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