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Old 02-13-2012, 02:55 PM   #481
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492.

No good story, just a "butterfingers" moment.



 
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:02 PM   #482
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Not sure how, but the very top of mine broke. Was getting ready to wash it, and seen it busted, All the readings are still visible. I rolled up some paper towel, stuffed it in the broken end, then taped it up. This should still work fine, shouldn't it?



 
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #483
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #484
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No broken hydrometer, but the $#@% measurement tube broke. Somehow it became stuck on the drying rack and shattered when I tried to pull it loose. Rage rage rage rage rage... the $#%@#^ drying rack is lucky my kids were around or it'd have met an unpleasant end.

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #485
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My second broken in under 15 batches total. Good thing I had a backup this time.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:17 AM   #486
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+1 496

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:26 AM   #487
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Quote:
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Not sure how, but the very top of mine broke. Was getting ready to wash it, and seen it busted, All the readings are still visible. I rolled up some paper towel, stuffed it in the broken end, then taped it up. This should still work fine, shouldn't it?
The weight of the paper is probably different than the weight of the missing glass, so your readings won't be accurate.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:55 AM   #488
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Sadly, after 2 years of service, my first hydrometer is broken. My 21 month old son was down in the basement and accidents happen. He was not hurt, so lesson learned by dad.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:08 AM   #489
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Damn !!!

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #490
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This thread is making me paranoid..... I've had the same one for 17 years.

Better pick up a spare........



 
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