Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3752 times:
so i finally got to deice. here at LGA our first event of the season occured sunday night. i sprayed about 12 planes, and froze into a posicle when my driver told me that i'm stuck because he doens't do buckets. so fine and dandy, i finished the night and left for home around 0200 after all the trucks were topped off for the morning crew and all logs were completed. i got back to work at around 0500 for the start of the morning shift and first had to run around getting all the trucks running. we only had 6 planes to spray in the morning, just our overnighters. that got done quickly and i spent the rest of the day freezing on the ramp.
now, my question is how on earth do i clean my jumpsuit and rain gear from the layer of glycol i have on them? is it safe to just thrown them in my home washing machine?
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XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3583 times:
During an ice storm at TOL last Jan, I was stuck in the bucket for about 3 and 1/2 hours. Keep in mind, we just have one truck, one plane, and no de-ice station. Anywho, I kept spraying and getting soaked with glycol. I got into a comfortable position leaning back against the back of the bucket and my feet angled up so I didn't have to "stand" that entire time. By the time I was done, I was literally frozen in place with my winter coat frozen against the back of the bucket and a 3 inch layer of ice at the bottom of the bucket...couldn't move my feet. I sprayed my feet with glycol and someone sprayed my coat with glycol.
After I became unstuck, already soaked in glycol, my co-workers just hosed me down with warm water and most of the glycol ran off. I just hung my stuff up and let it dry for the next day...and it didn't smell or feel of glycol...it just smelled sweet.
Venus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3578 times:
I found that after taking a deiceing shower nothing feels better than a long hot shower. Now for your clothes , the cleaners is the best option but if your a cheap bastard like myself , a can of coke poured into the machine with all your oily fuel smelling hydraulic stained clothes with detergent works good
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6770 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3551 times:
Some ten or fifteen years back some Austrian wineries were caught adding glycol to their wine in order to improve the smell and taste. I don't think that anybody suffered - except the wine farmers after it was discovered.
PS: "Smell" may not be exactly the right word when talking about wine. I know a French word which is more widely used. But when treated with glycol, then I think the word "smell" is more appropriate.
PPS: Some lubricating stuffs, which are approved for food processing machinery, are not too different from ordinary glycol. It is much better than ordinary lubricating oil or grease. But most important, since it mixes so well with water, then it doesn't show off in your jam.
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