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Author Topic: Bottle needs unstoppering!  (Read 6024 times)
Marrock
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« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2009, 05:40:59 pm »

You know, you could always weight the bottle down and wire some sort of airbag to the stopper to lend a bit of extra pull.
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« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2009, 12:03:43 am »

D'you know what? We're all bonkers - a 4 page thread just to get a stopper out of a bottle?
Cheers guys - this has restored my faith in humanity and confirms that one day, steam punks will rule the world.


no bubbles today (yet)    Smiley
Have you tapped on it while it is underwater yet?
No, I've been out most of today and I guess this thing is weird enough already without me going out now with a flashlight to tap on a bottle top in the middle of the night whilst up to my shoulder in cold water! maybe tomorrow morning - on the narrow edge you say?
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« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2009, 01:03:29 am »

D'you know what? We're all bonkers - a 4 page thread just to get a stopper out of a bottle?
Cheers guys - this has restored my faith in humanity and confirms that one day, steam punks will rule the world.


no bubbles today (yet)    Smiley
Have you tapped on it while it is underwater yet?
No, I've been out most of today and I guess this thing is weird enough already without me going out now with a flashlight to tap on a bottle top in the middle of the night whilst up to my shoulder in cold water! maybe tomorrow morning - on the narrow edge you say?
Yes... very lightly on the narrow edge....
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« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2009, 08:40:20 pm »

There is this spray called "freeze-it" that is used for things such as removing gum from carpet and floors.

You could use that to super-cool the stopper, and maybe it will contract enough. I think it is about $4 a can.
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Marrock
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« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2009, 08:41:22 pm »

Update?
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« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2009, 10:22:44 pm »

My dear Marrock, prescient or what?
The stopper is out!
Today, I decided that it was time to try something else, I had been out as usual this morning and tapped gently on the narrow faces of the stopper, then less gently, gave it a few taps for luck on the neck, waited for the water to settle but no luck.
So, this afternoon, I set up a syphon and left the syphon to do what they do best. When I returned, there was about 10 cms of water left in the bin and the stopper was lying on the grid to the side of the bottle. The bottle was full to the brim with water, so the top must have popped before water cleared the top of the bottle. I can only assume that as the pressure on the stopper reduced the pressure retained in the bottle, induced over the last week, was enough to pop it out. So, the system worked, maybe not quite the way we expected. Hurrah for science! Both bottle and stopper seem to be in good condition. I will post pictures as proof.
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« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2009, 11:05:17 pm »

Huzzah,that calls for an unstoppering of a bottle of another kind.
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« Reply #57 on: May 08, 2009, 11:06:53 pm »

Huzzah,that calls for an unstoppering of a bottle of another kind.
What a capital idea *reaches for the bottle of single malt*
Cheers!
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Marrock
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« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2009, 11:56:23 pm »

Glad to hear everyone survived the ordeal.
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« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2009, 12:03:59 am »

Glad to hear everyone survived the ordeal.
Might be too soon to say - haven't reached the bottom of the scotch bottle yet............
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« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2009, 02:09:40 am »

Huzzah! I am glad to hear the stopper was saved! Too many stoppers are lost to tragic un-stoppering accidents each and every year...
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« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2009, 07:13:32 am »

 O.K.  JAM IT BACK IN SO THAT WE MAY TRY ANOTHER METHOD OF REMOVAL!  Grin

Seriously though, congratulations! Wink
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« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2009, 12:57:33 pm »

O.K.  JAM IT BACK IN SO THAT WE MAY TRY ANOTHER METHOD OF REMOVAL!  Grin

Seriously though, congratulations! Wink
Grin Thanks mate. I have put the stopper back in (after thoroughly cleaning everything) but can't stop myself just checking its free every couple of minutes!
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