How to Open Stubborn Bucket of Salinity Salt

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 99sf, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I suspect that if a bucket gets hot and or compressed that the air in it leaks out essentially creating a vacuum inside when it cools.
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Stacking issue Jon & Dave. Top buckets don't have the issue, as you get lower, it gets worse.

    Bondolo... probably onto something there. My RODI is held in massive holding tanks and the CO2 is blown off prior to use.
  3. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    After his 5th bucket, he switched to the drill method...


  4. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    But seriously, be careful with screwdrivers, chisels, etc.

    I had a coworker stab himself between the eyes with a screwdriver while trying to open a paint can lid.

    He drilled his hand too, but that was an unrelated fail.
  5. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    ...sounds like someone who shouldn't handle power tools. :O
  6. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Haha, he's in network and IT now :D
  7. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    ...sounds like a smart "career move." ;)
  8. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Next accident may include cat5 impalement :)
  9. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I used the screwdriver to break the vacuum seal, and the container opened easily! And I learned some interesting considerations from salt mixing as a result of this thread.

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