Originally Posted by malloypc
Us - RTB-780 microbes plus charcoal ash*
"Has anyone ever had a problem that could possibly have been from microbes building up pressure?"
Previous MB thread that degraded to include several Groover mishaps.
Epic Fails- Grand Canyon or otherwise
One time,,, We deduced that the air cavity in the full groover was feeding oxygen to the poo reaction and decided to carfully fill the headspace with water, eliminating the air supply in an effort to avoid the daily burping rituals.
Later that day, understanding that H2O has lots of available "O" component and realizing the error the "Captain of the shipt" admitting defeat and proceeded to burp the bulging rocket box. That days rapids had not been gentle and the agitation and sun's heat had produced a well-mixed, highly pressurized foamy soup. Great care was taken to release the latch just slightly,... before the big bang. Some had even ran down to the small eddy beach at Grapevine (or cremation) thinking a tube had popped. The secret was out and the cover was blown literally, and like a Claymore mine everything within 30' and 180 degrees was covered with an estimated gallon of poo-goo. Soap and buckets prevailed, but fits of laughter continued through the night.
Luckily this was before the days of the dreaded Noro-virus and the only result was a great story, and a greater appreciation of chemisrty.
I believe it was later on that same trip that I forgot the fiberglass custom molded groover seat and we had to resort to our wobbly backup standard seat for the rest of the trip.