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Old 07-30-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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This past weekend I dropped the bottom edge of my 6 gal full carboy (from about 6 inches off the ground) on the concrete while cleaning. I totally expected to be sweeping up shards of glass. But it didn't break. Instead there is a flat spot where it hit, about the size of a quarter. The surface of the glass is slightly scratched and there look to be some 'stress lines' in the glass surrounding the flat spot.

I'm guessing the safe/smart thing to do is toss it in the recycle bin and buy a new one. But I am curious if this has happened to anyone else, and what have the long term results been?

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Old 07-30-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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I'd be tossing that bad boy. I'm amazed that thing didn't shatter.

 
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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This past weekend I dropped the bottom edge of my 6 gal full carboy (from about 6 inches off the ground) on the concrete while cleaning. I totally expected to be sweeping up shards of glass. But it didn't break. Instead there is a flat spot where it hit, about the size of a quarter. The surface of the glass is slightly scratched and there look to be some 'stress lines' in the glass surrounding the flat spot.

I'm guessing the safe/smart thing to do is toss it in the recycle bin and buy a new one. But I am curious if this has happened to anyone else, and what have the long term results been?

--Bill
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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Toss it.

 
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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But I am curious if this has happened to anyone else, and what have the long term results been?
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A mess, blood, maiming and surgery.

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #6
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Haha! Yes, this thing is going.

 
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #7
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Nah, I'd use it until it shatters, spilling beer everywhere. I'm crazy like that.

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #8
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Nah, I'd use it until it shatters, spilling beer everywhere. I'm crazy like that.
toss it. any bump or temp change could finish it off. 5 gal. of wort on the floor isnt going to be good.

 
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:49 AM   #9
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Just FYI... Milk crates are the perfect size to be used as a carboy holder. It makes cleaning them and moving them around a lot easier. There's also handles and straps and whatnot, but I like the milk crate because it keeps the glass bottom of the carboy from getting damaged in the way you described.
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