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InvisibleLana
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Re: Using a microwave to sterilize glass syringes
    #92096 - 01/24/00 10:42 PM (24 years, 2 months ago)

Hi Alchemist,
Thanks a bunch:-) I have a few 20cc syringes so, I'll try 2cc instead of 1.

I'll let you know how it works:-) I'll either be fine or end up with a ton of contaminated jars!!!! LOL (It's so nice when one can laugh about failure:-)

Thanks Again
Lana



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Re: Using a microwave to sterilize glass syringes [Re: Lana]
    #92097 - 01/25/00 05:03 AM (24 years, 2 months ago)

lana, simply draw up 1cc of water in the syring and wrap the whole thing up in some syran wrap and microwave for a half hour. It used to work w/the plastic ones so I wish you the best of luck.

[This message has been edited by The Alchemist (edited January 25, 2000).]


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Re: Using a microwave to sterilize glass syringes [Re: Lana]
    #92099 - 01/25/00 11:46 AM (24 years, 2 months ago)

Remember how I said, " (It's so nice when one can laugh about failure:-)"

Well I'm laughing now HAHAHAH!!!

For future refferences, don't try this:-) I knew that syran wrap would melt in the microwave so I only put in one syringe instead of all of them.

I turned on the microwave, let my puppy out to do his busniess, came back 4 minutes 30 seconds later to come back to a huge glob of heaping plastic!

I'm able to save the plunger and needle, but the actual syringe....well, sorry doctor, we lost it:-)

The reason I'm trying this is because my pressure cooker broke:-( Well...if anyone else has any ideas with glass syringes, please let me know.



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Re: Using a microwave to sterilize glass syringes [Re: Lana]
    #92100 - 01/25/00 07:21 PM (24 years, 2 months ago)

You can always do it the easy way and just boil your Syringe in a large pot.
20 minutes works for me.

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Re: Using a microwave to sterilize glass syringes [Re: Lana]
    #92101 - 01/26/00 12:33 AM (24 years, 2 months ago)

Second the boiling method. Usually wind up boiling, even though use pressure cooker for all else. When boiling, however, first draw up a full syringe of boiling water, then boil for an hour. It's how I first learned and it hasn't failed me yet. Micro could be very convenient, though. Would think it would work well with glass. Wish you well!
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Re: Using a microwave to sterilize glass syringes [Re: Lana]
    #92102 - 01/26/00 04:48 AM (24 years, 2 months ago)

Lana, I can not figure out why it didn't work. I have done it many times w/plastic syringes and it worked just fine. How about I mail you a few plastic ones and a print or two to make things right so send me a private message and your address. Sorry

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Re: Using a microwave to sterilize glass syringes [Re: Lana]
    #92103 - 01/26/00 05:32 AM (24 years, 2 months ago)

Hi Alchemist,
No worries about the syringe:-) It's very very kind of you to offer me a syringe and a print but it won't be necesary.

I'm happy that you threw out an idea that I could use:-) As far as the idea not working there are many different factors to consider.

1. Syran wrap comes in different grades/thicknesses. Commercial or residential usually..maybe we used different types of syran wrap?

2. Microwaves are weird;-) Mine may cook stronger then yours or it's "high" function may be different.

3. I know that many plastics aren't great conductors of heat. SO, if you put in a plastic syringe it may not hold enough heat to melt the plastic? Glass on the other hand can get very hot!

So for whats it's worth, now we both know:-)

I do appreciate your kindness in offering me those syringe and prints but hey...if you don't try something you'll never know if it works. I tried it, and for me it didn't work;-)

Plus, I go by a line Dustin Hoffman said in the movie "Papion" - "Blame is for two people, God and little children, and you and I are neither".

Thanks Alchemist

Lana




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Re: Using a microwave to sterilize glass syringes [Re: Lana]
    #92104 - 01/26/00 05:51 PM (24 years, 2 months ago)

If you ever change your mind, let me know

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