Storing Heli's close to HTH

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Storing Heli's close to HTH

Unread post by danie.e » Wed May 29, 2013 8:33 am

I wanted to do a deal with two Raptor heli's with a fellow AVCOM member but to my dismay found that my resident "soil engineer" failed to replace the lid of the 50kg drum of HTH for the pool in the same store room. As I have not flown the helis for a few months, they were left in the store room.

All metal parts of two helis that I wanted to swop was badly corroded - they are ruined

As a matter of fact, just about every metal object in the store room was corroded to various degrees.

Moral: Do not store heli's in the same place as HTH.

Reminder - never store HTH and Pool acid in the same place in case of an accident where the two can be mixed. It can result in a spectacular explosion.
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Re: Storing Heli's close to HTH

Unread post by TimB » Wed May 29, 2013 4:02 pm

This fred is usefless without pictures and demo videos...
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Re: Storing Heli's close to HTH

Unread post by SteveJay » Fri May 31, 2013 3:45 pm

Good post, thanks for the reminder.

I had a similar experience with the so called "spirit of salts". Good stuff to clean stained porcelain (Wash basins, toilettes etc.), but I never realized that it was a potent acid (HCl?). Two weeks in the workshop (in its closed container) caused serious 10-100 with metal, including my milling machine.
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Re: Storing Heli's close to HTH

Unread post by pipj » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:16 pm

TimB wrote:This fred is usefless without pictures and demo videos...

I have to agree WE NEED PICS :D
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