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Drink transport container
scholar - 14-7-2015 at 02:01

I bought a plastic cylinder that looked like a plastic version of the old thermos bottles, but with a fold-out spout in the threaded lid. I expected to be able to transport cold tea and such without it spilling. But, the lid leaks through the thread!

(It was used, from a thrift store--but the thread doesn't look as if it is designed to really be water-tight.)

Are such cylinder jugs usually leaky (perhaps designed for water, with the thought that a little is not a problem)?

What would be a better kind of container for my purposes?


victor - 14-7-2015 at 10:00

Maybe missing a seal at top of thread.


marymary100 - 14-7-2015 at 11:43

They are really cheap scholar. Sometimes a charity bargain isn't a bargain.
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the bear - 14-7-2015 at 12:08

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
I bought a plastic cylinder that looked like a plastic version of the old thermos bottles, but with a fold-out spout in the threaded lid. I expected to be able to transport cold tea and such without it spilling. But, the lid leaks through the thread!

(It was used, from a thrift store--but the thread doesn't look as if it is designed to really be water-tight.)

Are such cylinder jugs usually leaky (perhaps designed for water, with the thought that a little is not a problem)?

What would be a better kind of container for my purposes?



When I'm off on a day out I often use several soft drinks bottles, job done.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


delanti - 14-7-2015 at 12:58

Like Bear says, recycle those plastic bottles.waveysmiley


marymary100 - 14-7-2015 at 15:49

They harbour bacteria if you keep using them however if you don't take care of them properly. http://www.foodsmart.govt.nz/whats-in-our-food/chemicals-nutrients-additives-toxins/plastic-packaging/water-bottles.htm


scholar - 15-7-2015 at 00:52

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
They are really cheap scholar. Sometimes a charity bargain isn't a bargain.
waveysmiley


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Oh, my goodness! Almost 5 pounds!shocked_yellow

I bought another, at Mission Mart, today for 75 cents. The threads on it are sharper (pointy, not softly rounded), and it does not have the leaky pivot spout. I'll see if it does better.

My point in getting one is so I can carry green tea made at home, which costs 1 cent per tea bag. I wouldn't care to spend the cost of one thousand glasses of tea, just for the container to carry them!


scholar - 15-7-2015 at 01:01

P.S. Thanks for the direction, MM. I don't want to appear ungrateful--it may be that I will have an opportunity to get something like that design, at a thrift store or church rummage sale or private garage sale.

I picked up the other plastic carrier before I got home to read the suggestions here.


scholar - 15-7-2015 at 01:06

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear

When I'm off on a day out I often use several soft drinks bottles, job done.

Regards the Bear waveysmiley

I was looking toward a single item to carry, if possible. When I go in to work, I'm carrying my lunch, my book(s) to read on break, and clothing for the harsh cold (e.g. double socks to change into when my first pairs get damp from perspiration), so my hands are pretty full.

Reuse of a larger bottle with a tight enough lid is a possibility.


LSemmens - 16-7-2015 at 00:46

I always used old milk bottles (ours are plastic) when at work. I'd fill three or four with water and freeze them overnight. I'd then have cold water for most of the day.


scholar - 17-7-2015 at 01:19

Oh! Oh! I saw an aluminum bottle similar to MM's suggestion at the city Mission Mart today for about $2. If it isn't sold, it will go for half price in a few weeks, and then for 50 cents on clearance.:D


LSemmens - 17-7-2015 at 12:59

Don't plan your life around the next "clearance sale" there is far more to life than that. You claim to trust God for your life, start, doing so. He has never let us down. We actually get excited when we run out of money as it is exciting to see how he does it! I can't remember if I've told you about our new car but that was one miracle upon miracle.