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Old 01-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #141
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Sweet! That's it! Perfect.



 
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:34 PM   #142
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Weak attempt at an insult...If I buy a hammer and the head flies off of the handle the first time I use it, I'm gonna be a little pissed. Why are people taking the OP message as a personal attack? He's sharing an experience, heed it, don't heed it, its up to you. Insulting him like the hauler would only fail at the hands of an idiot is lame.
I think the particular post you're quoting was aimed at the "Don't use glass or you're an idiot" posts that the OP asked people to try and avoid. Then again, it seems to apply to the entire thread.


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Old 02-03-2013, 03:47 AM   #143
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I liked that rope approach a few posts back so much, I decided to go all macrame on my 5 gallon's backside.

That's 50 feet of rope, but without the braids it used about 40. This synthetic cord is too stretchy, so I'll use something else for the 6.5.

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:39 AM   #144
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I liked that rope approach a few posts back so much, I decided to go all macrame on my 5 gallon's backside.

That's 50 feet of rope, but without the braids it used about 40. This synthetic cord is too stretchy, so I'll use something else for the 6.5.

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is that 1/4 inch or 3/8?
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:41 AM   #145
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Wow for few minutes after reading this thread i felt i was risking my life for last two years because whenever im brewing i am carrying two almost full 6.5gal carboys from my garage through the porch and basement stairs and any of mentioned carboys could kill me, then i realized that im risking my life everyday by using extremely sharp object (knifes and open flame in my kitchen, im driving everyday (and i think there is more deaths cause by automobile accidents than anything else), i drink alcohol on regular basis, i see ppl smoking, having pets, riding motorcycles, flying ect... ect... And i come to the conclusion that im gona keep 8 glass and dangerous carboys and use them the same way as i did for last 2 years just because i like them.
To the OP im sorry you got defective product, this totally sucks, by using defective hauler that was supposed to make it easier and safer you put urself in danger, i would make a big fuss about it (to the manufacturer and seller), this shouldnt happen

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:57 AM   #146
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is that 1/4 inch or 3/8?
Even worse it's 3/16" because I cheaped out on a test. I'm going to put this on the 3 gallon, then do two more with something less stretchy, and probably 3/8" or 5/16".

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #147
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For what it's worth.

I weighed my full 5 gallon glass carboy and it weighs 51 lbs.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #148
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Wow, scary. Topher, glad you didn't get hurt man. I have to say, I have two brew haulers for my two 6.5 carboys and I've used them for a couple years w/o any issue. Full, empty, whatever, they've worked great. Mind you, I mainly ferment in buckets, but I still use my glass from time to time. You can bet that I'll be inspecting my Brew Haulers each and every time I lift a carboy from now on.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:17 AM   #149
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Made another one for the 6.5 gallon. 48 feet of braided rope. 3/8". Rock solid. Minimal stretch. For $5 worth of rope and an hour of time, I'll make these for every carboy I own.

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:47 PM   #150
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Made another one for the 6.5 gallon. 48 feet of braided rope. 3/8". Rock solid. Minimal stretch. For $5 worth of rope and an hour of time, I'll make these for every carboy I own.

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Looks great. I have glass carboys I've been using with only neck haulers both full and empty since the 90's. Never realized the danger. I over heard someone at my LHBS talking about someone getting cut badly when his carboy broke and I was about to buy brew haulers until I came across this thread. I'll plan to pick up some milk crates (any good sources?) but I like the rope design. Can you post a "how to"?



 
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