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InvisibleOscuro_lobo
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Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids
    #1521381 - 05/05/03 10:10 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

A friend of mine has a problem, he's got some jars with plastic lids that are completely stuck to his canning jars. He can't get em off no matter how hard he tries, I tried and I just ended up hurting my hands and they didn't budge.
There's no negative pressure holding them on, there's a hole in the lid.

I tried running the lids under boiling water for 30 seconds to loosen the lid, but it didn't work.
Anyone have any tips or help?

The only thing I can think of is going to get one of those 'strap wrenches' and taking it off. I just don't want to spend my money to buy something this trivial for my friend. I told him to just break the jars. He's too worried about the liquid culture of P. Djamor growing in them, since he lost his culture plate.

I suggest he just make mycellium culture syringes out of what's in the jar, but he said it's not ready yet.

What should he do?

Thanks,
-ol



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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: Oscuro_lobo]
    #1521382 - 05/05/03 10:13 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Dont know if that'll work. but maybe put them in the fridge for a few hours first, and then put the lids under running hot tap water. Have you tried do grab the lid with a towel and try to screw em trough the towel ?

And last but not least : Are you turning in the right direction ? :laugh:


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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: Oscuro_lobo]
    #1521393 - 05/05/03 10:22 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Boiling water? Never heard of that before. Try using COLD water. Just run the water over the glass jar. Sometimes that works.

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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: JeRiKo1]
    #1521397 - 05/05/03 10:24 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Righty tighty, lefy loosey :laugh:

yes, I'm turning in the right direct, tried the towel trick, haven't tried the rubber dish gloves yet, gonna try that next...
This is frustrating the hell out of my friend, I just think it's funny.
His face turns all red as he tries to unscrew these things.   


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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: Oscuro_lobo]
    #1521427 - 05/05/03 10:43 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Get a knife and cut the lastib off, make cuts along a vertical line... and then take off the cap.. i nuked a cap once and had to cut if off.

Be careful tho.. don't cut yourself.!!!


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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: PooPs]
    #1521431 - 05/05/03 10:47 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Cut it off with a dremel tool and a grinding disk attachment, then replace the cap.


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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: resin]
    #1521636 - 05/05/03 01:11 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

nooo he doesn't want to cut/break the lid because it's one of the mycostarters from Micron Magick.

Any other ideas?


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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: Oscuro_lobo]
    #1521747 - 05/05/03 02:00 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Take the blunt side of a very  large heavy butcher knife, or meat clever & at about a 45 degree angle, whack the plastic lid  about an inch apart all around the lid. If that doesnt loosen it, ya arent going to. Only other option is to use a very large pipe wrench to twist lid off with.

Next time use silicone pipe thread wrap around any liquid culture jar w/ plastic lid.

6T  :tongue:


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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: SixTango]
    #1522245 - 05/05/03 05:20 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks 6T! I didn't think about that :smile:
will the silicone pipe tape stand up to PC temps?

-ol


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Re: Removing Stuck Plastic Wide-Mouth Jar Lids [Re: Oscuro_lobo]
    #1522276 - 05/05/03 05:31 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

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Thanks 6T! I didn't think about that :smile: will the silicone pipe tape stand up to PC temps? -ol 




YES................6T :tongue:


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