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Old 04-19-2011, 07:36 PM
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I've seen topics about using hair straighteners to seal mylar bags. But I haven't seen people talk about how thick of bags they've successfully sealed.

I planned to purchase 7.0 to 7.5 mil bags from Sorbent Systems.

Has anybody had success with bags that thick.

Also how thick of bags do you recommend and why?
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I've seen topics about using hair straighteners to seal mylar bags. But I haven't seen people talk about how thick of bags they've successfully sealed.

I planned to purchase 7.0 to 7.5 mil bags from Sorbent Systems.

Has anybody had success with bags that thick.

Also how thick of bags do you recommend and why?
I have sealed 7 mill with hair straightener all the time. The seals are thick and tight. I even use a paper towel as a buffer between the iron and the mylar (so the mylar won't melt on the iron if kept on for too long.

As far as bag thickness, it depends what I am sealing and where I am storing it. Non-perishables will get a smaller mil bag. Foods also being stored in plastic buckets as well will get thinner mils also. But overall I would say I use 7ish more than anything else.
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Not sure of the thickness, but I use Chi iron (hair straightener) on 1 and 5 gallon bags all the time and works great. My wife lets me use her extra (older) chi iron.
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