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Dane Bramage
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« on: October 19, 2007, 03:08:59 PM »

I'm looking to tamper-seal wide-mouth jars and can't seem to find any shrink bands.  rolleyes  Anyone have a link/referral??

For those who might not know, this is what a shrink band is/does ~>


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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 09:47:37 PM »

Betterbee has them.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 10:38:59 PM »





errr...  embarassed which one fits wide-mouth jars?  Are their measurement listings for the diameter?  huh  If so, this one seems like it will work ~> "150 mm. PVC Sleeves:  Fits 89 mm..." (61mm is quite some shrinkage %!)
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 07:07:17 AM »

Depends on how wide-mouthed the jars are - what is that dimension?
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 12:22:27 PM »

Depends on how wide-mouthed the jars are - what is that dimension?

The typical Mason/Ball wide-mouth canning jars are what I'm using.  3.5" (89mm) diameter is what they are and why I'm guessing the 150mm will work (only because the betterbee website says so - I would not have guessed to get a band ~60% larger than the shrunk size).
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 06:30:54 PM »

Ah, I getcha.  Shrink-wrap really does shrink right down under heat, though, I've used it before - not on honey jars, but at a job way back when.  I think you'll be all set with these, and you can use a hair dryer, so you won't be overheating the honey with a heat gun.
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