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Date: 05/26/12 02:02 PM

30 Responses to How NOT To Pour Aluminium Metal

  1. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    Link: How NOT To Pour Aluminium Metal - A fail and a lucky escape!
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    Yes. Lets pour hot molten metal into a cold mould.... drating retards.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    I`m guessing its the premise as exploding water.. It was still boiling when they poured it.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    May 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    It`s advisable to Pre-heat the mold BEFORE pouring molten metal into is. It lessens the shock.
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    May 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm
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    OddNumber Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    what has science NOT done?
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    @ledgehead: WIN.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    "You had a faceshield on?


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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    Allow me to pour molten metal into a room-temperature mold.

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    maxxim Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    As I`m sure most have noticed (and probably mentioned, I didn`t read the comments), they didn`t heat the mold first.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    What the drat just happened?"

    Having worked a summer at a machine that covered copper in liquid tin, I know exactly what happened.

    They didn`t heat up the mold. Never ever put cold metal into molten hot metal or molten hot metal into a cold metal mold otherwise it will splatter. Also never pour molten metal onto a bare concrete floor, put down a layer of sand or dirt first.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Seriously lucky that didn`t get on their skin! Wow!
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    "what the f*ck just happend!?"

    SCIENCE happend!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    Science is fun!
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
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    May 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    Hot molten metal + cold mold + wannabees
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    i wanted to scream "FAKE!" but nobody in their right mind would fake something so dangerous with nothing funny happening
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    a glove to put out molten metal?
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    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    I use to work with liquid aluminum. Our crucible only heated the metal to around 1250 degrees Fahrenheit. Just enough to make it a liquid. These guys were way beyond that temperature. And you never pour into a cold mold, for these reasons.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    If you pause the video right when the explosion happens you can see how dangerous this stuff is.
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 12:33 am
    What total idiots. There was absolutely nothing correct about what they were attempting. No protective clothing, no safe work space - just totally wrong.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 12:37 am
    el aluminio es caliente, you`re welcome
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    May 27, 2012 at 4:36 am
    (while watching)... ok, they grab it... ok, pouring aaaaand *pop!*. Ok, it`s burning! grab the fire extinguisher! (Why aren`t the grabbing the fire extinguisher?).... THERE`S the fire extinguisher! And there`s the adult telling them they`re stupid. Done :)
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 5:14 am
    I learned about this when I was melting lead on a cold concrete floor many years ago :P Luckily my hands moved faster than the exploding metal to shield my face. I only have a small scar on one of my hands and a ruined pair of khakis from the ordeal.
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 5:14 am
    The future scientists of America
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 6:16 am
    muy caliente.

    They are probably doing a PSA on how to recycle aluminium for poor latin people.

    They forgot to preheat the drop mould to dry it and hit a wet patch, creating a mini-steam explosion that flung molten metal.

    That`s why you don`t do it indoors, and why you wear a full face shield and have no open pockets.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 10:01 am
    The mold was too cold?Maybe?
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Sooooo STUPID!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2012 at 9:38 am
    i would guss some water
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    chejackson Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 6:56 am
    I love the way the other guy says with such unbridled joy in the midst of the mayhem ``dude, i saved your hand!!!``

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