Had one burst this morning. It’s not worth the risk, guys. Those of you who use a similar system as I do, I recommend strongly that you stop using, ASAP!!!
Yea, that’s no good.
Dang sorry to hear that - hope everything is ok.
Hope you are ok.
I hope you and everyone is all right, I tried to warn ya’ll way back when.
Yes, yes you did. And you weren’t the only one. A humbling experience, for sure. Hopefully someone else can learn from my foolhardiness.
I think I’ll be ok. I wish I had had something better than an N-95 for the cleanup process. I’ve got a bit of a cough and am feeling a little short of breath.
I try and wear a p100 when staining. I need to do better.
But…I bet a local hardware store would have one
You been looking at my Facebook pic of me again aren’t you?
Lolz. Your current photo looks a bit like me. Now I know what I can look forward to when I’m (50? I forget how old you are). I’m not complaining
It was just a matter of time Alex. hope you haven’t lost your tan lol.
How full was the drum? Did you make a mistake, let to much pressure into the drum or was it purely a freak accident?
Your alright is the most important part man. I’m glad you’re alright dude. You say you’re prayers tonight a little louder so he hears you.
Lol, that pic is from 1998. I’ve had some years put on me since then
Yeah, that’s what I’m getting at. You were around my age or a little younger when that pic was taken, and I found an uncanny resemblance. So looking at your more recent profile pics, I have an idea of what I can look forward to, maybe. Though I think I might try and stay away from the cheerwine and moonpies if I can help it…
Thanks buddy. I have definitely been saying my prayers today.
I was right around 20psi. Though they aren’t technically rated for pressure, a good drum should hold to at least 60psi or so. I think the drum had been worn down around the edges from rough handling. They like to roll these things on edge a lot.
It was nearly full. I had just started pumping out of it, got maybe 7 or 8 gallons out before it blew.
glad to hear you are ok, marinegrunt had one pop on him too. I wouldn’t use that system, but it looked interesting, maybe with a larger hose using an adapter the size of the full bung to help alleviate pressure buildup.
Only way I would be comfortable ever using air pressure for transfer again is if I had a way to store the drum up in a loft or elevated somehow above my truck, and I could deliver exactly 5 psi to get it to start a gravity flow.
But if you have the ability to gravity flow, there are probably better methods of getting it going. Like some type of siphon pump.