I never noticed how difficult it is to pour from a full gallon can of
solvent without having it run down the can and make a mess. I'm also
not too thrilled to think about the flammible nature of this stuff
(mineral spirits) when I'm working in my basement. Is there a trick to
pouring this stuff and how do most people deal with the fire safety
In chem lab, we were taught to take a glass rod, hold it up against
the edge of the beaker, and pour. The liquid follows the glass rod
instead of clinging to the side of the beaker. It's all due to the
magic of surface tension.
On 26 May 2006 07:42:58 -0700, galt email@example.com wrote:
There was a thread about this recently. Pour it the opposite way,
with the opening at the far end. This let's it get up to angle where
it doesn't do that. It seems very wrong the first time, but it works.
Also sometimes you are pouring and sometimes you are putting it on a
rag directly. Don't wait till you run out to get a new can. Do your
pouring from the old one and your tipping onto a rag from the new one.
That'll bring the level down somewhat before you ever have to pour
When the can is more than about 1/3 full I get better control by
holding it with the spout at the top like so:
And for those jobs requiring very precise pouring, I have this little
device called a funnel.
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