Are you scoring your bottles and finding the separation process to be tedious and time-consuming?
We received this e-mail from our friend Vijayaram:
I wanted share my recent experience while cutting bottle. Hence this mail.
I was to cut 6 bottles for a project and all 6 bottles including one square bottle were ready scoring and rubber rings. So I started to cut one by one bottles using boiling water and cold water as normal procedure. Four bottles were neatly cut, by this time ice and cold water had come to room temperature. I was left with 2 more bottles to cut. Now I had to wait till ice is formed in the freezer. So, instead of waiting for ice, I kept the bottles in freezer compartment. Waited for 15 – 20 minutes, the bottles had become chilling cold. Now just pouring boiling water, the bottles got separated in no time! I was really surprised. The crisis of not having sufficient ice /cold water has taught me this new idea.
I do not know if any ones has tried this, if not I suggest you try once. I am sure this saves a lot of ice and cold water.
A picture of square bottle cut is attached
Doing a separation after you’ve scored a single bottle doesn’t really seem like that big of a deal but if you’re going to attempt to score and separate more than one, this is definitely the way to go. Not only is this more environmentally friendly, but you’re saving yourself the hassle of setting your cold water up to do the process.
Several of the bottles that I’ve cut, I wanted to keep the label on them. With submerging your bottles in water, the labels tend to get loose and want to come off around the edges. By using less water you are actually saving your labels as well!
We would like to thank Vijayaram for sharing this with us. Necessity is the mother of invention.