Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 06:22:14 -0400
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From: Ben Ruekberg <bruekberg**At_Symbol_Here**CHM.URI.EDU>
Subject: Re: attaching tubing to glass
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Tygon is tricky because dry Tygon exhibits a lot of friction.  I have been told that briefly sticking the end of a Tygon tube in boiling water will both soften and lubricate it for the insertion of a glass tube.

Ben Ruekberg

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of House, Katherine C.
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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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