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2008/11/25 12:46:14 (permalink)

How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)?

 
I was wondering what procedures you guys go through when opening a Glass Ampoule which make it easy??
 
The reason I ask is that in the past I have crushed the top's of a couple of Sust ampoule's whilst trying to open them (goon ) so decided to purchase a glass-cutter from my local DIY store...meant for cutting nice flat pieces of glass and not tiny-round Ampoule's!!
 
I have got a method of dismantling the glass cutter, taking out the tiny cutting blade and in-effectivley hacking at the ampoule until i get a slight score...usually in the wrong place befort attempting to open mine...
 
        ...any home-remidies or advice on what to use would be most welcome
 
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 12:54:09 (permalink)
    i just score then neck of the amp with a blade, sit it in some warm water once its warm i rub it with an alco wipe then it just pops open  

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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:04:24 (permalink)
    I have tried scoring the with all my kitchen knife's but they either too thick or not sharp enough as they never seemed to produce a mark in the glass...?
     
    When I first read your post (v.quickly) I thought you said that you score your's with a badge lol
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:07:06 (permalink)
    I sometimes use a needle file to score the neck of the vial and then snap of using some tissue in case it shatters.
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:09:16 (permalink)
    cup of hot water does the trick most of the time, also try rotating the amp and applying pressure in a slightly different part of the neck if it doesnt open straight away

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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:29:25 (permalink)
    I use an amp opener

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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:29:52 (permalink)
    use a bic pen lid.

    i score round the neck with a pair of scissors too.

    if that doesnt work, you could try a brick ;-)
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:33:57 (permalink)
    Big D

    use a bic pen lid.

    i score round the neck with a pair of scissors too.

    if that doesnt work, you could try a brick ;-)


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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:37:24 (permalink)
    biro lid does it every time. it allows you to use the required force while not letting you apply "squeeze" to the bit that is going to pop off.

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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:47:44 (permalink)
    …a biro lid?!
     
    Never a genius in my Mat’l lessons at school but would have thought that a flimsy biro lid would NEVER be able to score a glass bottle…right??
     
    Lol a brick was always going to be my second choice of weaponry…obviously  
     
    What is & where you get This Mythical Creation that is 'THE AMPOULE OPENER' ????
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:50:27 (permalink)
    jesus

    1.take the biro lid and put it over the top of the amp.
    2.snap off the top of the amp using the lid
    3.draw your oil.

    amp openers are available on ebay and they do the same job and are far from mythical
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:51:48 (permalink)
    Biro lid, works 10/10

    Why would you rub your amp with alco wipes? pointless...
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 13:54:56 (permalink)
    lol @   "scoring the amp with a biro lid"
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 14:08:25 (permalink)
    Lol indeed, I did have to check mind as I have never heard / been told that before.
     
    Seems like I need to do my homework on ‘mythical’ items also.
     
     
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 14:26:37 (permalink)
    biro lid will not work for every type of amp. For example Farmak Prop, has no break point whatsoever. You need an amp opener for that.
     
    But what works in every case is a simple saw file. It's a file with 3 sides which you can fit within the teeth of a saw. Score the amp with the edge of the file a few times and it's easy to snap then.
     




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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 14:31:12 (permalink)
    Ouch

    Biro lid, works 10/10

    Why would you rub your amp with alco wipes? pointless...


    he wanted to know how people open there amps.... I do it like that for peace of mind really, there probly aint any actually benifit... just helps me rest easy lol.
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 14:49:58 (permalink)
    just hold with a piece of tissue or my t-shirt and snap em off. Had a few well 'ard ones, but I got them in the end, as mentioned, twisting them round to find weak points helps.
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 18:29:01 (permalink)

    On most (if not all) the amps I have seen there is a round black spot 1mm dia on the neck, I thought it was here the 'apparent' weak spot was as oppose to rotating the amp to find it??

    I'll be giving the biro-lid trick a go tomorrow I think & I have some needle files which look like the pic's so i'll be digging those out as well
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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 18:49:20 (permalink)
    maybe iranians are easier but I've never had a problem cracking mine open. Just a swift snap of the neck and it's open.

    I have noticed tho (with the iranian test) that if I try and snap it open without using the little black top you see on the top as a marker for the direction to snap it in, then it doesn't open that easily - coincidence??

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    Re:How Do You Open Yours...(Glass Ampoule)? 2008/11/25 18:58:21 (permalink)
    good lord.

    a pen lid.

     the trick is it do it sharply/quickly
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