advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: June 29, 2006 07:07PM
I know what you're thinking. OK... I don't. But then, you don't know what I'm thinking, so we are even.

:-p tongue sticking out smiley

I just made a trip of some distance, and Tuesday night (in prep) I bought ~10 pounds of Dry Ice
(about the size of two bricks, but not quite as thick).

Put it into a ~1cu foot cooler, poured about 1.5-2" of ice over the dry ice (it was in a paper grocery bag).

48 hours later, that thing is still brutally cold, the H2O ice has sealed in the evaporation of the CO2to a certain extent
(as it melted, it froze over the dry ice creating a reasonably tight seal) - and all in all, I'm impressed.

And to think I previously only used it to toss chunks in toilets to make the toilet appear as though it was on fire!
(this works best in Texas, after eating authentic, seriously hot food)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 29, 2006 07:14PM
So, I guess this falls under the heading "Fun Facts to Know and Tell" ?
grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: June 29, 2006 07:16PM
That toilet thing is even more fun in restaurants, because THEY will call
the fire department - and when they arrive, there is nothing in the toilet!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: Golfer
Date: June 29, 2006 07:22PM
Putting wet ice over dry ice (-110 degrees F)? Just curious as to why?

Dry ice will keep for 5-6 days of you put it in a good cooler and then saran wrap or duct tape the seams to help seal it up.

I could tell you several ways to have fun with dry ice (one of the things we make make at work), but most of them may cause your neighbors to call the police or cause you injury if done improperly. smiling smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/2006 07:22PM by Golfer.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: blooz
Date: June 29, 2006 08:57PM
Quote
Golfer

I could tell you several ways to have fun with dry ice (one of the things we make make at work), but most of them may cause your neighbors to call the police or cause you injury if done improperly. smiling smiley

Spoilsport.


Why am I not surprised that jimmypoo would know a trick involving toilets and dry ice?



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 29, 2006 09:41PM
I preferred dumping it into the pool when the partygoers in the pool had gotten pretty drunk,
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: billb
Date: June 29, 2006 10:49PM
If you press a hot spoon up against the dry ice, the spoon will vibrate and seem to "sing" from the on and off sublimation cycling.

You can stretch a balloon or condom over a film canister with some dry ice in it and throw it into a pool. It'll sink until the frozen CO2 warms and fills the balloon with gas. Might even make it out of the pool before it pops apart.
No big bang like a soda bottle and mentos, though.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: June 29, 2006 10:50PM
>>Putting wet ice over dry ice (-110 degrees F)? Just curious as to why?



Because it said to. For refrigeration, the instruction pamphlet said to wrap in paper and put a layer of ice over it. For freezing, it said to put the dry ice above it.

I assume that the water on top gets so cold that it also insulates the gas and helps stop evaporation - it seems to be working. The ice was little cubes. Now it is a sheet of frozen stuff stuck to paper.

My favorite part is laying a can on the dry ice for about 5 minutes. Wasn't cold before? Well--- it's half frozen now!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: billb
Date: June 29, 2006 11:38PM
The ice acts as insulation.

They ship lobsters UPS similarly.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: This thread in support of greenhouse gas
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 30, 2006 02:22AM
Sounds like I need some dry ice for the head on the boat this weekend.

wait, will the poo tank burst, and shower is with its chocolatey un-goodness?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 83
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020