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Offlineaural
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Sealing spawn bags with an iron?
    #919286 - 09/30/02 11:22 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

someone recently referred to doing this-ironing them through a piece of paper-but I don't know if they had actually tried it.Since those things are pretty pricey,I thought I'd check if anyone had done it.If I get no response,then I'll try it anyway i guess...

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Re: Sealing spawn bags with an iron? [Re: aural]
    #919666 - 09/30/02 02:50 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Never tried it. There's some major mechanical differences between an iron and an impulse sealer, though. Not quite sure how you'll make a good reliable bond with out making a squishy mess of the bag :wink:

I guess one approach would be to use the iron almost on it's side, and use the edge to slice across the bag.

Just my 2 cents :wink:

-psyco


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Re: Sealing spawn bags with an iron? [Re: aural]
    #920141 - 09/30/02 06:14 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Should work fine....I run sealing machines for a living....and have done some pretty weird things to get bags sealed!!! GOFORIT!!!!!!
If that does not work, try the even easier method-DUCTAPE or boxtape!! Works fine.
Best of luck....

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Offlineaural
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Re: Sealing spawn bags with an iron? [Re: feito]
    #921620 - 10/01/02 03:35 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

In reply to:

....I run sealing machines for a living....



Gotta love the Shroomery! Advice from an expert in the field!

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Re: Sealing spawn bags with an iron? [Re: aural]
    #948065 - 10/10/02 12:26 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah, an iron should work good. You might have to experiment a bit with a good heat setting though.
I have also used a hot knife, and hot pliers. Just use your imagination! And try it out first on spare bags.

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Offlineaural
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I'm a loser,baby... [Re: Peace_Patrol]
    #948202 - 10/10/02 02:53 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

My first batch ended up sticking to the sides of the pressure cooker.Easy to peel of the plastic residue,but the bags were of course useless...

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Re: Sealing spawn bags with an iron? [Re: aural]
    #950324 - 10/10/02 04:54 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

I have used an iron with success many times, i fold the bag over itself about 3 times, in about half inch segments, then i iron over it quickly on high, until the middle seals itself together, you'll know when it's solid. I actually have even sealed spawn bags with a lighter, just melting it then pressing it together, sealing them that way before PC'ing. Worked fine. Did my last 2 batches that way, before I bought a new iron (i moved).


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Re: Sealing spawn bags with an iron? [Re: aural]
    #951865 - 10/11/02 03:54 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

It worked for me. I just laid it out flat and pressed with a pretty hot iron for just a second along the length of the opening and it sealed perfectly. It might take a little practice but it will seal it solid.

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