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    blondfellow
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    Hi Everyone,
    I have a problem with my one dip solution. The bottle it came in is ok for the first instance or for storage, however I like to have a big opening so I can see what is going on. I have tried decanting into a doctors specimens bottle, plastic, and lost a third in a few days from it leaking through the plastic and melting to finish on my dest. Then put it into a glass jar, photo, and half evaperated. I have searched the internet and cannot find a suitable sealable evaporation proof wide opening low profile chemical jar. Any sugestions?

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    stevefitzwater
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    Well when I was looking for new jars for my L&R, I was told canning jars would work, so I went to the local hardware store and pick up a dozen, now the size I picked up as quart, not what you want, but they had baby food size, that is the quick option.

    I also picked up a couple of these on Ebay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/1Pc-Alcohol-or-Benzine-Cup-for-Watch-Repair-Part-Tool-Dia-40mm-/201300359440?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ede6fb910

    the only issue I had with these was they took a long time to arrive, but it was not the seller’s fault, it happened during the longshoremen strike in California, so the boat basically had to go unload on the east coast…

    Also I ordered 3, only 2 survived the trip, but I have had some in one of those for 3 months, and yes it is evaporating, but over 1/2 of it is still there, and that is after a couple dozen watches (it is what I was using until I got my L&R up and running). They seal pretty good and can be a pain to open if you splash the liquid up on the lid, it creates a vaccum seal..

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    blondfellow
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    Thanks Steve,
    They they look good I will try them out.

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    bernie weishapl
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    I think One Dip is just one of those that is hard to keep. I use the baby food canning jars. It last quite some time but you have to make sure the lid is tight.

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    tmac1956
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    All:

    Pyrex beakers with rubber lids hold alcohol without evaporation. On my soldering bench I have a beaker filled with alcohol and borax in solution and I’ve yet to see any loss. However, for One-Dip, like Bernie I use a pimento jar from Walmart and I’ve not lost any of it yet – and that’s been over a one year period. Obviously, there are other chemicals like brake cleaner that you will definitely lose in pimento and baby food jars. However, these chemicals should hold well in the beaker/rubber lid combination. You can find some of those Chinese alcohol jars on eBay that might work as well.

    These are probably too big for most uses, but you should be able to find smaller ones too.
    Beaker: http://www.esslinger.com/600-ml-pyrex-beaker.aspx
    Lid: http://www.esslinger.com/pyrex-beaker-cover-for-600-ml-beaker.aspx

    These alcohol jars are pretty reasonable, but I don’t have one so I don’t know how good they are:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Vintage-Watchmakers-Cut-Glass-Cleaning-Alcohol-Cup-Watch-Repair-Tool-3J-/131494339631?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e9dac642f

    Here’s a plastic version for Benzene. It’s cheap, so I have my doubts…:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Benzene-Cup-for-Watchmakers-tool-/361237518378?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item541b6f182a

    Alternately, you can buy a $500.00 Burgeon jar. ;)

    Later,
    Tom

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