Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 02:14:55 -0400
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From: Christopher Suznovich <snuz**At_Symbol_Here**MAC.COM>
Subject: Re: attaching tubing to glass
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Depending on your application rubbing the glass with a water to slightly moisten it will help the tubing slide on.  Typically I’ve always found a thin layer of vacuum grease on the glass tubing then gently twist the tubing on works best.  The vacuum grease is inert in almost all cases and provides and airtight seal as well.


From: "House, Katherine C." <HouseKC**At_Symbol_Here**CORMETECH.COM>
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Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:20:08 -0400
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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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