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I broke my Hydrometer :(

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jgoehring

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That is exactly how I felt when I went to take a reading and noticed a chunk of glass missing out of the bottom. After that I went and purchased spares.
 

Jim H

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Yeah, I hear you. I busted mine the other day. I'll have to get spares, too, I think.
 

Chevette Girl

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Dropped one of mine in the plastic sink the other day and wonder of all wonders, it didn't break. Although I do have two spares. That's usually a good protection against breakage :D
 

mannye

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They are delicate things. Sometimes no matter how careful you are they will just break apart from too quick a temp change.
 

Jim H

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I think I will be switching to my refractometer for my regular readings.

But, I just got starting and final range hydrometers for those two points. At least it will lessen the stress on them if I use them less frequently.
 

PitBull

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Even worse.

Last year I knocked over a brand new glass sampling cylinder filled with cleaning solution and a brand new precision hydrometer... on what was to be their very FIRST use.

That cost me about $25 to $30 for failing to pay attention to what I was doing. :BangHead:

Has anybody else done anything this stupid lately?
 

mannye

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Yes. I bought a pizza franchise. Feel better now? Anyone want to buy a pizza franchise? Ill trade you having to buy a new hydrometer.
 
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