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Offline Otis

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Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:12:42 PM »
Who can help?  Dont want to be wasting my newly bought myler bags.   What do i do to seal a bag?  Iron it shut against a 2x4 or what? 

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Re: Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 08:48:08 AM »

Ya know, the more I think about it the madder I get.  Our motto, what we believed down in our heart, went something like this "ye though I walk through the Valley of Death we will fear no evil...for we are the baddest mother strawberry pickers in the Valley".

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Re: Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 09:55:13 AM »
I've had good results using a 2x4 and using my iron on my highest setting.

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Re: Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 10:24:50 AM »
try this  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk9b0dAtJ80

An easier method is here (I use this one)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgcB73x44NI

Thanks Andy for the video demonstration!  This is the simplest method I have yet seen suggested. 

Good video by the way.  So many guys doing Youtube instructions/reviews hem and haw and repeat themselves, and endlessly play with the item under review without showing anything about how it works.  You were to the point yet thorough.
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Re: Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 07:30:19 PM »
Rocknrandy that was a great video and it works great.   Thanks!
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Re: Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 09:15:55 AM »
I'm glad you found it useful  ;D

Ya know, the more I think about it the madder I get.  Our motto, what we believed down in our heart, went something like this "ye though I walk through the Valley of Death we will fear no evil...for we are the baddest mother strawberry pickers in the Valley".

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Re: Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 01:28:22 PM »
try this  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk9b0dAtJ80

An easier method is here (I use this one)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgcB73x44NI

 Over the weekend I made my second attempt at sealing mylar bags.  My first effort was a disaster, but I eventually figured out what I did wrong.  Needed to be working on a firmer surface.  So far my second effort appears to be more successful, although I could only get a couple of seals to look as smooth as the ones in your video.  Most are loaded with wrinkles, which make me wonder how air tight the seals really are.    I really like the idea of using a hair straightener instead of a clothing iron.  Thanks!   :)

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Re: Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 10:04:45 PM »
I use the Iron methos with a level that makes two separate seals. Even if it looks a bit wrinkled you can still tell if its sealed or not.
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Re: Proper way to seal a myler bag with a clothes iron?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013, 08:03:59 AM »
Hair Straightener!?  Having poker straight hair that NEVER crossed my mind...I love it!  I think that will raise eyebrows when it shows up on my Christmas list this year, lol, but I want one!!!  I have a nice scar on my arm from when the iron got away from me one day while sealing a bag, don't want to do that again.