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Safety reminder

Postby havoc1482 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:28 pm

Some of us know better, but others may be mislead by the fact that sometimes we call the Cubs thermosiphon system "non-pressurized".

I was reminded of this today when I was walking around the front of a Cub at work and I hit a loosely fastened radiator cap with my hand. It shot the cap and scalding coolant about 2 feet into the air. Luckily I was wearing a glove and only sustained burns on my wrist.


Moral of the story and reminder to all:

NEVER OPEN HOT!!!
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Re: Safety reminder

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:49 pm

What year cub was it. The earlier ones were definitely non pressurized. They had a cap that sealed the top, but the overflow came out below the cap, so unless overflow was stopped up were definitely non pressurized. You could put pressure caps on them, but the ones that came as pressurized were only 4 pound systems. It may have had a non standard cap on it.
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Re: Safety reminder

Postby Scrivet » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:07 pm

havoc1482 wrote:........ and I hit a loosely fastened radiator cap with my hand.

Moral of the story and reminder to all:

NEVER OPEN HOT!!!


Second moral of the story:
NEVER HIT YOUR CUB!!!! :wink: :D

Hope you heal fast Mike, and that it's not to painful of a burn.

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Re: Safety reminder

Postby havoc1482 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:48 pm

Its an oldstyle red-cub that I replaced the radiator in. I don't know the year, but it had a pressure cap. I knew something was up when I didn't notice any boiling over when I ran it the first time (I over fill these thermosiphon tractors so it'll just boil down to the proper level). This is a work tractor so I'm not the only one that touches the various Farmalls we have around. I"m guessing someone checked the coolant level prior to them (This Red cub and a later model yellow one) getting loaded up to be brought to the fields for cultivation and improperly fastened the cap. I've seen it done before, press down and give it a turn but it doesn't fully seat past the "tabs" on the radiator neck.
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Re: Safety reminder

Postby pickerandsinger » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:42 am

I Have a 57 lo boy that once did that…..It was running and I for some reason decided to check the coolant….Same result…. :headbang …..Dave
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Re: Safety reminder

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:39 am

havoc1482 wrote:Its an oldstyle red-cub that I replaced the radiator in. I don't know the year, but it had a pressure cap. .......
that model would have had a non pressurized cap, which only seals at the top of the neck, not the base of the neck.
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Re: Safety reminder

Postby Stanton » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:48 am

Sorry to hear your mishap, Mike. Hope you heal quick.

Thanks for pointing this out to the rest of us.
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