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Old 11-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #41
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Do you think a thick denim jacket for the carboy would work?



 
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #42
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Do you think a thick denim jacket for the carboy would work?
Infuse it with resin and it will/should.


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Old 11-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #43
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I would imagine that the same technology that kids use to drop an egg from 4 feet without breaking would be necessary.

Any of the methods I see would work for an empty carboy, but not for a full one.

 
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At worst, the better methods will contain the shards. I believe that's the OP's goal here. Not to prevent it from breaking, but make it so that he won't get killed by a shard from the breaking.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #45
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Buckets.... I'm so glad I switched. Buckets and a sponge. Life is good.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #46
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Buckets.... I'm so glad I switched. Buckets and a sponge. Life is good.
You evil bastard!!!!

That is like going into a thread called "How do I make my chicken Bulletproof?" and saying that you switched cast iron safes to hold your chicken feed!

That is a debate for another time!!

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #47
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If I remember correctly, there have also been lots of threads about PET/PETE and glass carboys containing lethal amounts of dihydrogen monoxide. It's a wonder any of these things are considered safe for anything.
I am personally not too worried about the lethality of H2O. Lol.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #48
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I am personally not too worried about the lethality of H2O. Lol.
With a mortality rate of 388 thousand people a year, you SHOULD be!

 
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Buckets.... I'm so glad I switched. Buckets and a sponge. Life is good.
Try Reynolds turkey bags for bucket liners and your world will NEVER be the same again!

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #50
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Try Reynolds turkey bags for bucket liners and your world will NEVER be the same again!
Anyone see the thread on BOILING in a bucket?

I accused them of being insane, but everyone else seemed fine with it.



 
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