Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 21:46:31 +0000
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From: jchem56**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM
Subject: Re: attaching tubing to glass
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Some of the old laboratory chemisty books have the same suggests as Mr Barden, plus more.

Jim Julion
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From:         "Barden, Adam O'Neill" 
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Date:         Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:42:49 
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] attaching tubing to glass

I don't know if you have thought of this already or if it would cause
you any problems in what you are doing, but typically when inserting a
glass rod into tubing or a rubber stopper or anything else of the sort
it is common practice to put a small amount of glycerol or soap onto the
rod to lubricate it and allow it to slide in more easily.


Take care,

Adam O. Barden


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House, Katherine C.
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 12:20 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] attaching tubing to glass


A step in one of the analyses we do in our lab involves connecting Tygon
tubing to the end of a glass tube.  We have Kevlar gloves for this
purpose, but I've heard of an additional safety device that can also be
used for this purpose-though I can't find one.  I've done the obligatory
Google search with no luck.  Has anyone heard of or used anything that
reduces the risk of getting cut while attaching hose/tubing to glass
tubes or rods? 

Many thanks; I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Katherine C. House, CCHO

Laboratory Coordinator

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Cormetech, Inc.

5000 International Drive

Durham, NC 27712

919.620.3044 (office)

919.815.2024 (mobile)


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