Re: 3-pot system question -Galvanized buckets
Pete Murray (PJM@WORLDRAMP.NET)
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 19:19:30 -0400
Bob has a good question here... galvanized steel is covered with a zinc
compound. Having welded galvanized steel and woken up on a ventilator in the
ER of Shands in Gainesville, I also urge you to be careful. As long as there
is water in the bucket, the zinc should not give off the deadly green gas
for which it is famous. It has to get pretty hot for that. However, having
permanently lost some of my lung capacity, I would never allow it around me.
Stainless steel or copper... thank-you fine.
From: Bob Washburn <whiterabbit@IW.EDWPUB.COM>
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, June 03, 1998 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: 3-pot system question -Galvanized buckets
>I was always told not to put galvanized pots on the fire, because the
>extreme heat breaks down the coating and the vapors are harmful. Is this
>an old wives tale, or is there some truth to it?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City