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Old 08-27-2006, 03:53 AM   #1
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So I have heard horror stories about broken glass carboys, and a lot of you have the scares to show for it. I don't know if I have found the solution, but this is something that I have come up with. I was in my local hardware store looking for some laquor (to protect some labels) and found some "Plasti Dip". THis is marketed as the plastic/rubber material on tool handles. My thought was to put on bottom of the carboy to help protect it against bumping. I took wide masking tape and marked off where I wanted the plasti dip to go (I only wanted tht bottom so I could still see the trub). I then sprayed the plasti dip on the bottom. I let dried, and repeated a few times. The color I found was black, but I suppose they make more.

Don't know if this will work, but I figure I will give it a try and I thought I would pass it on.

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Old 08-27-2006, 04:16 AM   #2
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Interesting. Like a Trojan for the bottom of your 'boys. I'd like to see some pics...



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Old 08-27-2006, 04:19 AM   #3
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Interesting. Like a Trojan for the bottom of your 'boys. I'd like to see some pics...
Hmmmm. What would then call it. Safe ....(insert phase here)...

You could trademark it as Better Bottoms.

 
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:46 AM   #4
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Hmmmm. What would then call it. Safe ....(insert phase here)...

You could trademark it as Better Bottoms.


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Old 08-27-2006, 01:02 PM   #5
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I just use milk crates with a couple of layers of cardboard in them...
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:06 PM   #6
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The plastidip should make for a nice non-slip (or at least less slippery) surface to grab hold of.
Good thinking.
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:40 PM   #7
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I just use milk crates too. No worries about bumping and very easy to carry the carboy.

 
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:56 PM   #8
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I just use milk crates too. No worries about bumping and very easy to carry the carboy.
Hey, Dave! How's it going? I'll be down in Anniston from Sep 11-22. Anything going on? Later.
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Old 08-28-2006, 01:06 PM   #9
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Hi Bill. Only thing going on is my birthday on Sept. 3. Maybe we can get together one day if I can make it.

 
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