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FREE ,DEMI JOHNS

Post: #283673 glyn.c
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:47 am

after moving house last year and sorting out what we need for the future we have 17 spare 1 gall demi johns sitting here if any one wants them ,need collecting obviously ,we are close to the m74 between lockerbie and gretna
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Post: #283674 Green Aura
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:40 am

Shame you're not a little nearer.

BTW I deleted your other thread, as per your request.
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Post: #283682 doofaloofa
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:26 pm

Top tip

Remove bases and use as plant mini green houses

to remove base, soak some cotton string in nail varnish remover (acetone), tie around the wall of the jar and ignite

the glass will crack due to the intense heat

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Post: #283686 Green Aura
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:03 am

That sounds like fighting talk, doofa! :shock: :lol:
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Post: #283688 glyn.c
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:35 am

doofa you must be psychic i was thinking of cloches but was unsure how to cut the bass off ! do you need to chill the jar first ? and how thick string is required any idea ?
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Post: #283691 Green Aura
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:23 am

There are a few You Tube clips, Glyn, which might be a good place to start.
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Post: #283694 doofaloofa
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:15 am

I have only seen the technique used on wine bottles, so some experimentation may be required, but i'd used the white cotton parcel string, and chilling may not be nessersary

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Post: #283707 glyn.c
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:34 pm

thanks guys ,just had a look on yt and it seems simple enough "though what seems simple doesnt always work out that way " i have a few spares so ill give it a go and let you know how i get on ,i wonder if meths would work, i have a gallon of that in the work shop , no problem with the goggles, im fairly h&s aware, im an ex arb contractor !
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Re: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS

Post: #283718 Crastney
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:17 pm

you could fill them with fairy lights to make a nice lighting affect.
or give them to someone who'll use them for brewing - because once you've removed the base they'll never be used for brewing again.
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Re: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS

Post: #283719 glyn.c
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:14 pm

we still have plenty in reserve for brewing ,and a few cloches would be useful to protect a few early crops
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Re: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS

Post: #283722 becks77
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:26 am

Alternatively just put boiling water in the bottom and watch the base drop off ....:(
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Post: #283725 doofaloofa
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:25 am

DOWN WITH DEMI-JONS!

LONG LIVE BELL CLOCHES!!!
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Re: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS

Post: #283726 doofaloofa
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:27 am

Storage would be even more problematic

They will be a good deal more vulnerable with out the rigidity of the base

Pass them on to some other sucker
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Post: #283738 diggernotdreamer
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 pm

I think you have to score around the base with a glass cutter, put the demi john into a bowl with cold water just above the score line, then pour in boiling water, that is how I saw it done many years ago :cooldude: I think :scratch:

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Re: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS

Post: #283749 Crastney
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:16 pm

if you cut the bases off at least they'd be stackable and take up less room.
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