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OfflineIceCube
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How do you put holes in your lids?
    #4195208 - 05/19/05 01:55 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hey, Just wondering how everyone does it and whats the best way. I tried a bunch of ways a lot were messy. I am thinking drilling is the best way, but what kinda bit should I use and its size for inoculation holes and for gas exchange holes.


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: IceCube]
    #4195266 - 05/19/05 02:06 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

i tried a drill and that seemed to fuck them up more than not. right now i just pound a screw through the top with a hammer and use ever bigger flathead screw drivers to keep enlarging the whole until i get to about 1/2 inch.


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: ongoman]
    #4195328 - 05/19/05 02:15 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah, thats the way I do it right now, and theres gotta be a better way less messy way. Also less time consuming.


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: IceCube]
    #4195380 - 05/19/05 02:24 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

holes for pf style jars: small nail
holes for grain: small nail (no need for the big hole if you use tyvek filters instead of stuffing it with polyfill)


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: IceCube]
    #4195418 - 05/19/05 02:32 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I drill mine.

1/8th for pf jars...with 4 hole inoculation points.

9/32nd or 5/16th for a gas exchange hole on quart jars.
with one 1/8th for one inoculation point.

I'm switching from metal to plastic lids also.
Easier to drill...and no rust to worry about later.

tc


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4195464 - 05/19/05 02:40 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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Roadkill said:
I drill mine.

1/8th for pf jars...with 4 hole inoculation points.

9/32nd or 5/16th for a gas exchange hole on quart jars.
with one 1/8th for one inoculation point.

I'm switching from metal to plastic lids also.
Easier to drill...and no rust to worry about later.

tc




do they make plastic lids that work in the PC? i haven't been able to find any.


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4195468 - 05/19/05 02:41 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hell R/K..... I thought you just threw lids off the back porch & shot holes in them  :rolleyes: :grin:


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: Mych]
    #4195480 - 05/19/05 02:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Ball makes white plastic lids...they are in the canning isle next to the jars.

They are pc-able.

:smile:


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4195485 - 05/19/05 02:44 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: agar]
    #4195493 - 05/19/05 02:45 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

agar said:

Hell R/K..... I thought you just threw lids off the back porch & shot holes in them  :rolleyes: :grin:





lmfaoooo bro!~

I'd go to jail around here if I did that shit!~


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You wouldn't know what crazy was if Charles Manson was eating froot loops on your front porch!


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PM the names with on there names, that means they have mushrooms for sale.



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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: IceCube]
    #4195798 - 05/19/05 03:34 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

1/16th inch drill bits fit 18 gauge needles exactly...


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: MikeOLogical]
    #4196656 - 05/19/05 06:56 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I got a 9/32 bit and it works good, left a little bit of a sharp edge, but that was easily taken care of, thanks!


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Re: How do you put holes in your lids? [Re: IceCube]
    #4196863 - 05/19/05 08:11 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

i use a hole punch. and funny it works great. thy come with a typical compleat set of craftsman screw drivers. it just goes to a point and has a noram scre driver handel. just do it on the carpet. and pound it threw with my fist, its quick and easy.


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