[time-nuts] Thunderbolt stability and ambient temperature

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Wed Jun 10 20:40:51 EDT 2009


That's fine, but how long did it take for your bottles to get that
way?

My response was to a poster that complained about how hard it was
to keep water from evaporating and leaking.  I have a case of water
that I put aside for emergencies, and it is several years old, and
appears none the worse for the wear.  In my mother's basement is
some old canning jars full of essentially water, and they have been
there for at least 30 years, still full up, still under vacuum.
(Should go in the garbage, none the less.)

My suggestion of a case of bottled water was to show how trivial
it is for the average Joe to hold water in a bottle without leaks
and other obnoxious behavior for long periods of time, with no
effort.

-Chuck Harris

J. Forster wrote:
> Actually, Chuck, I beg to differ. I have some old bottles filled with
> essentially water, and the sides are now somewhat squished in, but the
> bottles are still sealed. There is a partial pressure differential of H2O
> across the plastic and H2O molecules can diffuse down that gradient. The
> effect may well be smaller with newer plastics.
> 
> -John
> 
> ========
> 
>>> And evaporates and leaks.  But yes, I've used water for quick jobs.
>> I just don't know what to say to that!  Even a child can put a
>> case of bottled water in a box, and not have it evaporate or leak.
>> I would venture that said case of bottled water will still be full
>> up when the child graduates from college, and has kids of his own.
>>
>> -Chuck Harris
> 
> 
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