Expanding Foam

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 18:04
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We are crossing the Madigan Line in the next couple of weeks and our favourite beverage only comes in glass bottles, driving around for the last week with a carton in the rear has nearly driven me nuts, just on the bitumen.

So I bought a can of expanding foam and leaving the bottles in their cardboard carriers I sprayed some expanding foam into the bottom of each six pack so as to let the foam expand inbetween the individual bottles.
Seems to have worked very successfully. The six packs go back into the original carton and no more rattles.
Can do exactly the same with the empties as we drink them and put back into the carton when empty.
Just thought I would share this idea as other people must have the same problem. I'm sure it has been done before but I haven't heard of it.

Cheers, Peter
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 19:16

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 19:16
Gday
What a cracker idea .....

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Reply By: Rangiephil - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 23:06

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 23:06
My anti rattle procedure for cans and bottles is a bit simpler and I have not lost one one all the worst roads in OZ.
Simply buy a packet of thick rubber bands and put one or two as your preference around each bottle/can. i store mine in a nylon tub along with bottles of wine also with rubber bands and separated by thin cardboard.

Works for me.
Regards Philip A
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 00:34

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 00:34
Peter, that is a pearla.

I have been using heaps of stubby holders for this purpose....but your idea can be used for so many more applications.

Onya for sharing this one.

BW
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Reply By: olddigger - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 00:43

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 00:43
What a good idea!
If you use enough, will it stop "Er Indoors from rattling around in the left-hand seat?
Cheers, Tony
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:22

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:22
That is a great idea. Do you have to do anything to the bottles to stop them sticking to the foam?

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Follow Up By: Member - Krakka - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 20:07

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 20:07
Don't know Boobook, these are stuck with the foam but i'm sure i will separate them when the time comes.
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Reply By: Old Mal - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 19:54

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 19:54
Drinking the kids inheritance ?
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Reply By: Crackles - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 21:18

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 21:18
Clever solution but I'd thought on a very remote trip like that, your number one priority would be trying to save weight not work out better ways to carry more ;-))
Have a great trip Pete.
Cheers Craig........
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Follow Up By: Member - Krakka - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 22:04

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 22:04
Yeah, you're right Craig. But I want to make sure the drinks we do take survive and we can enjoy them.

Regards Peter.
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Reply By: pling - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 21:37

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 21:37
Great idea.

For the past 5 years I have been inserting my wine bottles into old thick socks then placed in the cloth 6 pack wine holders you get at wine stores. Easy to pull out.

have not lost a bottle - yet and they do not rattle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Krakka - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 22:05

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 22:05
Thanks pling, will probably use your method for the wine, sounds good.

Cheers Peter
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Reply By: GT Campers - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:32

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:32
Smart thinking!
(But glass around cars and boats is a no-no for me)
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