- Science this lid off for me.
Candle in glass jar with metal lid. Can’t prize lid off as I don’t want to damage lid or glass. Feels like it is sucked on.
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Posted 7 months ago
Run under hot water could expand lid and allow it to pop off.
Failing that try turning over and banging it down quite hard on a towel laid over a hard surface.
These and other tips:
Posted 7 months ago
Pour hot water over it. Expand the lid, expand the air inside.Posted 7 months ago
Heat the lidPosted 7 months ago
If that makes it tighter use the opposite of hot
And elastic bands round top for mo’ grip
Or wear marigolds.
If you aren’t already.
I’m notPosted 7 months ago
Leave them as they are & sell them as puzzle candles?Posted 7 months ago
Nuke them from orbit, it’s the only way to be surePosted 7 months ago
I bet if you were skillful you could hold it by the glass and bang the overhanging lid down on the edge of that table and pop it off like a bottletop.Posted 7 months ago
When I have a stuck lid like this I put a dull knife blade between the lid and glass and twist, this pops the seal and equalises the pressure and then you can unscrew it.Posted 7 months ago
Hot water is not working and it’s a push fit so banging it won’t help.Posted 7 months ago
One on the lid, one on the jar
I’ve found that makign the straps a bit rougher where they contact the surface of the item to turn gives more grip.Posted 7 months ago
If the lids are push fit, can you put jars in the oven, heat to just below wax melting point, which will expand the air, making it easier to pop the lids off?Posted 7 months ago
Science I can understand.Posted 7 months ago
I was going to suggest puncturing the lid. If the lid was put on when the wax was still hot, when it cooled down there’d have been a vacuum. Heating it up even to wax melting temp would then only have raised pressure to ambient at most.Posted 7 months ago
For the others, light the candle first, the heat from that should expand the lid enough to hand-unscrew offPosted 7 months ago
Kids were probably fitted when wax still warm, as it cools it’s pulled a vacuum in the cavity. Break the seal and you’ll be fine.
You could drill a small hole in centre of lid? Or try and poke a nail under the seal on the lid, just enough to equalise the pressure.
Edit, that’s what molgrips said but I’m slower at typing.Posted 7 months ago
There’s clearly nothing that a hammer can’t solve.Posted 7 months ago
People know he’s going to be trying to sell these once he’s boiled, hammered, lit, punctured and generally abused them don’t they?Posted 7 months ago
It’s not a ahem.. *whispers* screw on lid, is it?
No, no need to thank me…Posted 7 months ago
Got 50 of them
Did you only ask for four?Posted 7 months ago
People know he’s going to be trying to sell these once he’s boiled, hammered, lit, punctured and generally abused them don’t they?
I thought he was a chocolatier? That must explain why the last batch tasted funny,Posted 7 months ago
I still want to know how he got it off. The belt wrenches would be my first option failing hot water and a tea towel.Posted 7 months ago
Hit edge with a knife. This breaks the seal and lets air under. Then prise or unscrew. That’s the SOP for jam jars for my poor wrist.Posted 7 months ago
The wood and the hammer yielded the required results.Posted 7 months ago
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