Oooops! Be VERY careful with pressure vessles kids.

RetiredToker76

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:wall:

Making a nice little batch of essential oils this evening, normally I go over to a buddies place who has a high quality vacuum oven for the final extraction. I was feeling punchy and impatient so I broke out the foodsaver and the 9X9 container that came with it. I haven't used that container for years, so I figured what the hell.

After all the solvent had boiled off under the vent hood, I started doing my series of extractions.

Water was at 125F, oil was a nice golden amber.

Extractions 1 - 6 went great.

Lucky number 7, I decided to take and give the ol' Foodsaver accessory button a couple extra pushes for good measure.

I leave it floating in the final bath and head to the computer room to smoke a bowl after a good 3 + hours of work.

Half-way through the bowl.

<BOOM>

I haul ass downstairs and find the foodsaver container in shards all over the kitchen with splatters of water all over the place.

The wife and roomie were both in bed so no one was hurt, but 5 minutes earlier I was peering into the container watching the final tiny bubbles form before heading up for a smoke.

I fished my little 2.5g puck out of the water, it was floating on the piece of slick sheet. A hair somehow landed in the water after the explosion and got stuck in the oil and I couldn't fish it out. Oh well it's just for me anyway.

Use quality equipment and do pressure vessels out doors.

:wall:

I know better.

Now onto this hairy oil. bongsmilie
 

ODanksta

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I blew up a half gallon coconut oil extraction the other day. I put a Pyrex bowl on the stove top. I figured low temps and pyrex it would be safe.. Well it wasn't bowl shattered spilling coconut oil everywhere. A 400 dollar half gallon run. :(
 

Unclebaldrick

Well-Known Member
:wall:

Making a nice little batch of essential oils this evening, normally I go over to a buddies place who has a high quality vacuum oven for the final extraction. I was feeling punchy and impatient so I broke out the foodsaver and the 9X9 container that came with it. I haven't used that container for years, so I figured what the hell.

After all the solvent had boiled off under the vent hood, I started doing my series of extractions.

Water was at 125F, oil was a nice golden amber.

Extractions 1 - 6 went great.

Lucky number 7, I decided to take and give the ol' Foodsaver accessory button a couple extra pushes for good measure.

I leave it floating in the final bath and head to the computer room to smoke a bowl after a good 3 + hours of work.

Half-way through the bowl.

<BOOM>

I haul ass downstairs and find the foodsaver container in shards all over the kitchen with splatters of water all over the place.

The wife and roomie were both in bed so no one was hurt, but 5 minutes earlier I was peering into the container watching the final tiny bubbles form before heading up for a smoke.

I fished my little 2.5g puck out of the water, it was floating on the piece of slick sheet. A hair somehow landed in the water after the explosion and got stuck in the oil and I couldn't fish it out. Oh well it's just for me anyway.

Use quality equipment and do pressure vessels out doors.

:wall:

I know better.

Now onto this hairy oil. bongsmilie
Wait, what was your roomie doin in bed with your wife?
 

RetiredToker76

Well-Known Member
I blew up a half gallon coconut oil extraction the other day. I put a Pyrex bowl on the stove top. I figured low temps and pyrex it would be safe.. Well it wasn't bowl shattered spilling coconut oil everywhere. A 400 dollar half gallon run. :(

Ha!! Didn't even realize how that read. I've had my roommate for 22 years and my wife for 20. We've lived together since we were in college and always had a good time and living/money situation. So we have a 4 br house so we all fit...and yes it's platonic. :eyesmoke:
 

HoLE

Well-Known Member
Thank god you weren't in the same room! Reminds me of when that cheap lighter exploded in the car on a hot summers day!
back in the day when a bic lighter had the dial for high or low flame I would always put it too high to see how big the flame would be,,then turn it back down,,,tried it on this bic one time and the entire lighter drained out in one flic,,,and left the top of the lighter on fire and melting,,,good thing I wasn't lighting a smoke with it,,flame shot out about 3 feet like a volcano and died
 
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