How do I cut a plastic packaging tube to be shorter?
Hi. I have 18" empty plastic tubes that I'm giving with girl's t-shirts inside for a birthday party; the kind of very thin plastic that is on the top of shirt boxes at Ross Dress for Less. I need to cut these tubes to be 16". I am sure someone here has a smart way to do this. Help!!!
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Re: How do I cut a plastic packaging tube to be shorter?
No, I'm not going to run over to Ross to check one of the tubes! If the material is very thin, I use a single-edge razor blade but thicker material requires a utility knife or some other sharp bladed tool.
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Turn off the Keurig coffee maker, and unplug the power cord. Allow the unit to cool for 30 minutes before emptying the water. This gives the water inside the hot water tank an opportunity to cool, helping to prevent accidental scalding when emptying.
Pull the lid off the top of the water reservoir. Lift the water reservoir straight up and to the right of the coffee maker. Pour out any remaining water in the reservoir into the sink.
Turn the small thumb screw on the back of the Keurig coffee maker counterclockwise with your fingers, and pull off the rear access panel. If the screw is too tight to turn with your fingers, use a flat-head screwdriver to turn the screw. Once you remove the access panel, a tube with a plug on the end is visible. Pull the tube out of the plastic clip holder.
Place a large pitcher behind the coffee maker. Hold the end of the tube over the pitcher, and pull the plug out of the tube. Allow the water to drain into the pitcher. If necessary, maneuver the coffee maker to the edge of the counter, and hold the pitcher alongside the counter with the top at counter level.
Push the plug back into the end of the tube once no more water drains from the hot water tank. Empty the pitcher of water into the sink, and push the tube back into the plastic clip holder. Position the back access panel onto the coffee maker and secure with the thumb screw knob.
The heat from the light bulb dried out the plastic hose on the dispenser. the tubing is 1/4 in and I used a brass compression fitting brass insert . I cut off the head of the insert so the tube was round and could be used to join a short piece of plastic tubing to the existing plastic tube in the door. Cut off the damaged section of tubing in the door and replace that length with new plastic tube. Push the brass insert halfway into the new plastic tube and then into the existing tube in the door. Route the tube into the original metal part on the door and it's done.
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F-18 means the pump is blocked. When the machine fails, there may be an "electrical" smell as the motor has laboured. This is normal. Clean on bottom right corner and you should be fine..
Open flap at the bottom righthand flap.
Keep big bucket handy for water.
Remove clear plastic attached to black tube (slowly) This will empty water from washing machine. Once empty - no water coming out from washing machine then open big opener next to tube and remove any objects inside( coins, buttons and such)
Put back clear plastic filler firmly inside as before. Close big opener next to tube. close flap
Turn machine programe knob to DRAIN. Start washing machine.
You need to reset your printer. Google search for "indoreset for r230", that is the program that you can use to reset your printer. Or you can use the SSC Service Utility, just search for it in the net. You particularly need to reset the waste ink pad counter.
After you reset your printer, check the back of your r230, you will see there a small access cover with a screw. Unscrew it. Take a look inside and you will see a tube connected to the waste ink tank, try to disconnect it from the waste ink tank, carefully pulling it out the access window. Do not force it out completely, you will be able to pull out only about an inch of the tube. When the tube is out, get another tube (silicon or plastic) around 6 inches long would do (12 inches will be fine)that would fit in that tube you've just pulled out, then get an empty plastic bottle with a cover, puncture a hole in the cover and put the other end of the tube in that hole, that plastic bottle will be your new waste ink tank. You are doing all these so you woudn't have to dismantle your printer to remove and replace the waste ink pads inside your printer.
After doing all these you can now use your printer again. You just need to empty the plastic bottle regularly. And when the time comes to reset your printer again, just use the program again and that's it.
when you will open the front door on the right down corner you will see a empty space and it has a metal surface on the bottom well there also have a one black plastic pin something like a button you will need to pull up the black plastic pin and then you will inside the machine a plastic tube(canister) which is white, pull the tube towards you when you will remove from the machine empty the tube(canister) by opening the black seal in the back upper part from the canister be careful and do this outside because the toner is easy to be fly out in the air and make mess all around, also shut down the machine while you do this when you will empty the bottle putt it back and put the black pin on the same position
I just replaced one today. I found this post looking for an answer myself and ended up just going for it. The metal at the end of the plastic hose is a clamp that was compressed with a special tool. Here is what I did.
I cut the compression clamp open with a Dremel and a cut off wheel. Be careful not to cut through to the plastic. I did a little at a time the whole length of the clamp and cut through only at the end about 3mm. I then put a screwdriver in there any was able to pry it up and break the clamp in half since I had cut most of the way through it. Take your time.
With the clamp off it will still be hard to get the metal tubes out. I had badly rusted tubes so I broke them off near the plastic tube and bent the end inside the plastic a little with a hammer. I was then able to pull the vent tube out. On the fill tube I bent it to move it away from the plastic enough to get tin snips in there. I cut it and could then get the tube out.
It looked like there was some kind of rubber ring on the tubes. I used some sealer on the tube when I slid it in the plastic and used regular hose clamps. Make them very tight. You don't want an air leak.