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Postby trueheart » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:59 am

And here is my latest lesson to pass on. Don't dump hot back set down the toilet immediately after a run. It can cause the cold porcelain bowl to shatter! Damn, what a mess.
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Postby OtisT » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:38 am

That’s some shit luck there. ;-). Otis
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Postby Swedish Pride » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:14 am

trueheart wrote:And here is my latest lesson to pass on. Don't dump hot back set down the toilet immediately after a run. I can cause the cold porcelain bowl to shatter! Damn, what a mess.


the only reason I never tried it is because I never thought of it.
I am however draining it in to a porcelain sink, may have to rethink that.

I did how ever try to flush down 10kg of spent corn in the jacks, only tried that once, scooping corn out of the bowl is no fun.
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Postby trueheart » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:32 pm

I usually let the hot water leaving the liebig condenser drain into the toilet, no problem. This time I dumped a five gallon bucket of hot back set in and . . Bang!
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Postby still_stirrin » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:57 pm

Was that.....”chink”...or,....”clunk”. :shock:

If you dump it on the snow outside, it looks a little like “yellow snow” and kinda’ smells like it too. If you’re good...you can even write your name in the snow.
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Postby zapata » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:54 pm

Brings a new meaning to dump the backset, eh?
Seriously though, that's a total bummer!
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Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:23 am

I have always done that with hot low wines. Figuring it would clean it. Guess I'm not doing that anymore :shock:

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Postby MichiganCornhusker » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:51 am

A less obvious problem could be that the steamin hot liquid will get the porcelain hot enough to melt the wax ring seal under the toilet, allowing sewer aromatics to waft up into the dwelling.
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Postby bilgriss » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:18 am

Yeah. Even if you don't shatter anything, it will silently melt your wax ring, and you'll find water damage under the floor next time you take a look.
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Postby Swedish Pride » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:21 am

bilgriss wrote:Yeah. Even if you don't shatter anything, it will silently melt your wax ring, and you'll find water damage under the floor next time you take a look.


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Postby aircarbonarc » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:44 am

I reuse maybe 25-30% of my hot backset to cook more corn. The rest goes down the laundry sink, at least cool it first before it heads down the toilet
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Postby jb-texshine » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:48 am

My shop had a floor drain that went through the slab and then out and dumped into the yard that I poured my backset down. My grains went to a couple pigs or into a 4x4x4' hole I dug. Not now. I'm in a tiny shed. Grain goes in trash. Backset in yard still but via bucket.
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Postby fizzix » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:36 am

I learn something new here everyday.
Been this close to dumping the hot boiler into my cold basement toilet.
Been this close to dumping spent grain into the garbage disposal.
Been this close to handling glass jugs without supporting the bottom.
Always seem to be saved by someone else's misfortune in messing up before me. I'm sure my day is coming though. I wonder what dumb-ass thing I'll do.
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Postby HDNB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:49 am

fizzix wrote:I learn something new here everyday.
Been this close to dumping the hot boiler into my cold basement toilet.
Been this close to dumping spent grain into the garbage disposal.
Been this close to handling glass jugs without supporting the bottom.
Always seem to be saved by someone else's misfortune in messing up before me. I'm sure my day is coming though. I wonder what dumb-ass thing I'll do.
(Any bets/projections?)


well based on user name, my money is on the contravention of the second law of thermodynamics.
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Postby Bushman » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:51 am

jb-texshine wrote:My shop had a floor drain that went through the slab and then out and dumped into the yard that I poured my backset down. My grains went to a couple pigs or into a 4x4x4' hole I dug. Not now. I'm in a tiny shed. Grain goes in trash. Backset in yard still but via bucket.
I miss my old shop...

I always find more birds in my compost once I dump my spent grain? Try to cover it and it takes a long time to breakdown.
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Postby jb-texshine » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:27 am

Bushman wrote:
jb-texshine wrote:My shop had a floor drain that went through the slab and then out and dumped into the yard that I poured my backset down. My grains went to a couple pigs or into a 4x4x4' hole I dug. Not now. I'm in a tiny shed. Grain goes in trash. Backset in yard still but via bucket.
I miss my old shop...

I always find more birds in my compost once I dump my spent grain? Try to cover it and it takes a long time to breakdown.

I like watching the squirrels get into it. Funny stuff . The hole I dug looked like a worm farm if you dug in to the oldest grain.
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Postby sltm1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:34 am

Being of sound mind and somewhat lazy....I let my backset cool overnight before dumping it on the weeds/lawn in the backyard. Never even been tempted to flush it down the toilet cause we're on a septic system and I don't want to kill off the good bacteria.
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Postby HDNB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:23 pm

sltm1 wrote:Being of sound mind and somewhat lazy....I let my backset cool overnight before dumping it on the weeds/lawn in the backyard. Never even been tempted to flush it down the toilet cause we're on a septic system and I don't want to kill off the good bacteria.


prolly a good idea. that low of PH would destroy the concrete in no short order too.
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Postby sltm1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:30 pm

OOOOOOOOOh, didn't think about the concrete, just the $325.00 a pop to clean out the tank every few years, didn't want it to be an annual event.
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