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OfflinePhilO'Cybin
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sterilizing syringes
    #341325 - 06/15/01 11:04 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

PF tek says that you're supposed to wrap the needle and the syringe in tin foil and boil it for an hour....it seems to me that doing this would melt the plastic. has anyone done this before?
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Re: sterilizing syringes [Re: PhilO'Cybin]
    #341328 - 06/15/01 11:10 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

You can even pressure cook most types of syringes (not the ones without the black rubber thnigy on the plunger). They won't melt or warp. 20 minutes does the trick

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Re: sterilizing syringes [Re: Una]
    #341334 - 06/15/01 11:22 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

i boiled a needle for only like 5 min and it warped in shape real bad


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Re: sterilizing syringes [Re: Una]
    #341335 - 06/15/01 11:23 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Even the ones with the rubber plunger won?t be harmed in my experience.

The ones I use are made of PP, if they are made of PE (I don?t know if this is the case sometimes) then they might not be so heat resistant.

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Re: sterilizing syringes [Re: Anno]
    #341404 - 06/15/01 01:13 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

I have never had problems with melting syringes. I jsut boil for like 20 minutes, and then I suck up some boiling water... squirt it out and do it again. never fails.

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Re: sterilizing syringes [Re: Anno]
    #341415 - 06/15/01 01:35 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

In reply to:

Even the ones with the rubber plunger won?t be harmed in my experience.




exactly.....read again..

In reply to:

(not the ones without the black rubber thnigy on the plunger)










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Re: sterilizing syringes [Re: Una]
    #341690 - 06/15/01 07:31 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

I've never had any problem re-sterilizing used syringes, just by tossing them in the pc for a few minutes.
Make sure your hands are clean when re-assembling, that is the main concern!

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Re: sterilizing syringes [Re: ]
    #341710 - 06/15/01 08:19 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

CONSENSUS IS A BEAUTIFUL THING!!! I too recycle!

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Re: sterilizing syringes [Re: Iowa Rasta]
    #341711 - 06/15/01 08:21 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Warped a needle in boiling water? What pressure?

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