I recieved the urethane for making my molds for the viaduct in five gallon cans and they weigh about 40 lbs., so because the urethane has to be transferred to one gal. containers, I thought I would make a device to make it easier to pour. The urethane pours slowly and since I have a bad back, this contraption will make it easier to pour. It is just a hanger for the can to take most of the weight off of it while pouring. The hole in the top is made to allow to reach down and grab the handle of the five gal. can and be able to slip the pipe through the handle of the can for pouring. This way I will have to only lift one side of the container instead of having to hold up the entire weight of 40 lbs. Here are some pictures, Bob.
Yes Jon, I just finished using it, and wouldn't have been able to finish the pour without it. Part B of the urethane mix is very viscous and takes a long time to pour through the funnel into the 1 gal. can. As it turns out, what I do is position a chair adjacent to the rig and when I tip the 5 gal. can, I brace my arm with my leg and I hardly know there is any weight on the end of the can. I did make one addition. I added a 3 1/2 inch block on top of the pipe to stop the handle from sliding forward. Without it, the handle slid forward and in the full tilt position, the top of the can locked on the front of the rig and caused a possible over pour into the 1 gal. jug, so with the spacer, that did not happen on the second pour and everything went well. Here is a picture of the addition and what the position of the 5 gal. can should look like. Bob.
Very useful, indeed! My back is already happier at the prospect of building one of these. Your Five Gallon Pouring Center is the 'Tool of the Week'!
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Thank you very much, I will wear the T shirt with pride. I do have an update for the pour station. It is not a big deal, but I have used this device through two five gal. bucket pours and wanted to add, when coming to the end of the contents, I noticed that the bucket will only go to the 90 degree position leaving some liquid still in the bucket, but by that time, it is so light, it isn't a factor. One could redesign it to allow the bucket to rotate further, but like I say, when it is almost empty, I take it off of the hangar and finish pouring the rest outside of the rig and by then, it is really light. No more sore backs for me. Bob.
Captn Roy (09-04-2019)
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