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[*] posted on 28-12-2005 at 08:35
Nifty way to store glassware...


Nothing major, but I've found a good way to store condensers, adaptors, and other non flask type things is in a big fiberglass gun case.

Its padded and everything is held securly and fits nicely under the bed...

Last but not least they can be found fairly cheap.

Now all I need is a good way to store all my RB flasks...
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[*] posted on 28-12-2005 at 09:40


I like to store my stuff in these plastic drawers that I have.
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[*] posted on 28-12-2005 at 10:53


I just store most of my beakers and flasks in a rubbermaid bin that sits on the ground. I don't have any of that fancy glassware you speak of (I wish I had a 24/40 distillation setup :p), so there's no need for any special storage methods for me.
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[*] posted on 28-12-2005 at 18:05


Well I use rubbermaid drawers and it seems OK for small stuff like porcelain wares and strring sticks but I need something for the bigger items and the 24/40 glassware I have. Was thinking about a treated wooden peg system with a few rings for separating funnels.

Also, I know this is a little off subject but some of my flasks are hazy from working with barium and I cleaned them with HCL but it only half worked. Does anyone here have a way of dealing with less than clear glass? Maybe boiling disodium EDTA? Vineger?




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[*] posted on 28-12-2005 at 20:57


i used to transport an item that used a 1000ml filtering flask in a guncase along with the atatchments that made it function.

i store mine on shelves.

my condencer sits in my fridge conected to its water loop(i dont feel like replacign the distiled water so i jsut refridgerate the whole thing.
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[*] posted on 28-12-2005 at 21:22


this is what I will be using once I figure the volume all my labware will need:

http://store.yahoo.com/justcases/66306.html

here are some other sources:
http://www.fieldtexcases.com/blow-molded-cases.html
http://www.cpd-cases.com/blow-cpd.htm

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[*] posted on 10-1-2006 at 20:09


Hello, I store my vigereaux column, and various condensers (all of which fi the 200-300 mm range) in some custom cases I built out of PVC pipe, I use 1 1/4" PVC water pipe, glue a cap on one end, and a male adapter on the other, wrap the column in 1 layer of small bubble wrap, and slide it into the pipe, screw on (loosely) a cap onto the male adapter that is threaded inside, vary durable way to transport them.



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[*] posted on 12-1-2006 at 18:52


Quote:
Originally posted by chloric1
Also, I know this is a little off subject but some of my flasks are hazy from working with barium and I cleaned them with HCL but it only half worked. Does anyone here have a way of dealing with less than clear glass? Maybe boiling disodium EDTA? Vineger?


i cleaned in the dishwasher a PYREX flask that i took from my chem class (it has been used there for 3 years), and it came out SHINING :D
i would take more care with expensive and fragile glassware, but for flasks i guess that it's ok.

[Edited on 13-1-2006 by El_Kod]
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[*] posted on 13-1-2006 at 05:07


Quote:
Originally posted by El_Kod
i cleaned in the dishwasher a PYREX flask that i took from my chem class (it has been used there for 3 years), and it came out SHINING :D
i would take more care with expensive and fragile glassware, but for flasks i guess that it's ok.


I guess I won't get into the credibility of taking glassware from your school lab, it's been iterated and debated many times in the past....

However, I don't think my family would be quite fond of me washing flasks and beakers that had been in contact with (horror of all horrors) chemicals with the plates and bowls we eat off of :)
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