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Old Yesterday, 10:11 AM   #21
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Dam! That had to hurt!

 
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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM   #22
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I'll bet it did. Thankfully not mine. It is suitable enough for me to be suitablely warned lol

 
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM   #23
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I had no idea wine making was so dangerous! Does anyone bulk age in plastic?

 
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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM   #24
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This is just my perspective -

I see that most age in glass -

Yes you must be careful when handling any glass container - the person trying to clean a carboy in a porcelain tub - BAD IDEA !!

This is one of the many reasons I came up with the Allinonewinepump - so there is no lifting of any full carboys. I also recommend using crates to move the carboys safely, protects the bottom and sides and easier to carry.

When cleaning add 1 gallon of cleaner or sanitizer and use the drill operated carboy cleaner - this way you are only lifting 1 gallon of water while dumping the carboy, much safer.

Just make sure that there is no big water temperature change as that is one of the first things that will cause stress cracks.

I have alot of carboys - I broke 1 due to extreme temperature change - it just cracked , luckily it was empty.

I did come up with an accessory for the Allinonewinepump to now transfer into plastic (PET ) carboys under vacuum - no lifting of any full carboys

http://www.allinonewinepump.com/prod...-transfer-kit/

 
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Old Yesterday, 10:53 PM   #25
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Now hear is a point I over looked if you in a tight find a glass place that repairs windshields, daarlarms have more then just a point on his head, don't get the glass place to fix it vacuum wrong direction do as darlarm sad use epoxy but pull vacuum from inside, if you do let me know, that interests me, I still say safely chunk it but you never know and glass repair epoxy can't cost much for just a dab, you can even pull your vacuum using winepumpmans head space elemanator tack empty but under vac to glass shop and have em dab it,
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QUOTE=dralarms;638712]I agree with everyone else here, but before you trash it try an experiment. Get some 2 part epoxy and put the carboy under vacuum and see if it will suck some epoxy into the crack. Just to see if if it's actually a crack all the way through or if it's a surface crack or just and imperfection.[/QUOTE]
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Old Yesterday, 11:43 PM   #26
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I had no idea wine making was so dangerous! Does anyone bulk age in plastic?
Yes! I really like em! See my post above.

 
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