Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
pressure barrel disaster averted

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing
Author 
 Message
dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33981
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 17 3:02 pm    Post subject: pressure barrel disaster averted  Reply with quote    

as i was cleaning to get ready for a batch i noticed a stubborn streak which on closer examination was hiding a crack about a 1/4 the way round the base with a tiny ouze in the middle inch or so.

sooner or later it would have been rather messy when it failed under pressure and probably full

therefore today's non news is dogs not traumatised, man not beaten with a mop.

it looked like a close miss though:roll:

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5232
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 17 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Like a pressure washer chamber?

I would very much not like being anywhere near a failure of one of those.

Well-spotted

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33981
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 17 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

5 gallon beer barrel with a co2 injector, so not high pressure as we know it but enough to make a bit of a pop and expel the contents while doing a soda bottle rocket impersonation if the barrel fails, so i imagine it would be rather messy to be too close to it.

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41865
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 17 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I gave up on barrels. One bottle failing makes a lot less mess of your house.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6068
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 17 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Close call DPack. Good job of your eagle eyes.

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com