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OTHER STUFF => For Sale / Wanted / Free Recycling => Topic started by: Joe Duxbury on October 29, 2018, 09:00:02 pm

Title: BDH containers
Post by: Joe Duxbury on October 29, 2018, 09:00:02 pm
I have two intact 1 litre BDH containers with cracked (and irreparable) lids. Does anyone have the reverse, i.e. a cracked container with an intact lid? If so, I'll swap you a container for a lid! Both items are light, so postage shouldn't be great. Unless you're in S Wales or Mendip, where a furtive exchange could be made.
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: SamT on October 30, 2018, 10:27:15 pm
What on earth would you want with a cracked lid *and* a cracked container.

Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: crickleymal on October 31, 2018, 07:59:00 am
You don't know Joe very well done you 😀
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: JoW on November 10, 2018, 09:46:23 am
 Did you find anyone? I have a bdh with a cracked container and a good lid if you didn't already find someone? Assuming it's the standard size one?
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: maxf on November 10, 2018, 10:43:29 am
There are some old broken ones in the Hard Rock rubbish pile near the sump
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: adrian paniwnyk on November 10, 2018, 04:59:30 pm
There are some old broken ones in the Hard Rock rubbish pile near the sump


Going to be round and get them
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: Pitlamp on November 10, 2018, 05:38:24 pm
If you know anyone who's a teacher in a secondary school, ask them to nip round to their science department. The large 5 litre "Winchester" bottles of liquid chemical reagents are delivered in them and labs often throw away the BDH containers after delivery. They will probably just give them to you.

A word of warning though; get your teacher friends to check with the lab staff as to which BDH containers are safe to use - i.e. depending on what they've had in them. The BDH containers don't want to be contaminated with anything nasty.
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: Canary on November 10, 2018, 06:00:21 pm
I don't think lab chemicals come in BDH drums anymore (at least not for the last 15 years). I think the company that made them was bought out/they just use cheaper designs.

Can
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: Pitlamp on November 10, 2018, 07:21:19 pm
Thanks for the update.  (I don't use BDHs for caving as I think there are better options, so I'm not up to speed on this.)
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: SamT on November 10, 2018, 09:38:21 pm
Does any one realise what BDH stands for.
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: Ian Ball on November 10, 2018, 10:22:31 pm
No idea!
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: Fulk on November 10, 2018, 10:45:36 pm
British Drug House ????
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: mikem on November 11, 2018, 12:35:28 am
BDHs dissolved 1997:
http://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/people/cp17426/british-drug-houses-limited

Mike
Title: Re: BDH containers
Post by: SamT on November 11, 2018, 08:30:31 am
Indeed.. always make me giggle. You wouldn't call your company that now!