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A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by Doddsie » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:58 am

God I feel stupid now!!!!. :oops:

I've just added my all my sugar (10 Kg) to start my wash and decided to stick my thermometer in to read the temp of the water and yes you've guessed it the thermometer blew it's head off whilst in the water. All the RED fluid went into the mix, some I was able to scoop up of the surface but I'm not too sure I got the lot.

My question is does anybody know what the red fluid is made up of in chemical turns and if so could I then run the mix through the still without poisoning everyone????.

Thanks again from a very embarrassed Doddsie

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Re: A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by trthskr4 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:24 am

Wax usually. Just saw an episode on The History Channel's "How it's Made" about thermometers. Should be NO toxic chemicals in it AFAIK.
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Re: A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by Dnderhead » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:09 am

most likely alcohol,most use this because of toxicity. watch the ones with silver as that is mercury

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Re: A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by toofless one » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:10 pm

Well ya live and learn. Time to get ya one of those fancy electro ones Walmart sells huh? :mrgreen:
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Re: A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by hstuurman » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:14 am

Here in Europe they are filled with alcohol (red). In the earlier days they used mercury (silver) but because it is toxic, they started using alcohol.
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Re: A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by rad14701 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:11 am

hstuurman wrote:Here in Europe they are filled with alcohol (red). In the earlier days they used mercury (silver) but because it is toxic, they started using alcohol.
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Re: A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by hstuurman » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:46 pm

rad14701 wrote:
hstuurman wrote:Here in Europe they are filled with alcohol (red). In the earlier days they used mercury (silver) but because it is toxic, they started using alcohol.
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Re: A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by blanikdog » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:17 am

Add some strawberries and call it Strawberry pantie dropper. ( not sure about the spelling of pantie/y)
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Re: A silly mistake to make. . . . .

Post by toofless one » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:39 am

blanikdog wrote:Add some strawberries and call it Strawberry pantie dropper. ( not sure about the spelling of pantie/y)
It'll work but evil!!!! Lol :twisted:
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