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Need Help Repairing Purigen Bag Seam

As I was rinsing trapped mulm out of the 100ml bag of purigen to increase flow-through I noticed one of the seams was not welded tight enough and it opened slightly.

Can I glue it shut with super glue and still bleach the whole bag after exhaustion, or should I use some other glue / sealant ?

Any advise or experience is welcomed.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 07:38 AM
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I believe you can seal it with a lighter or flame to heat the bag and make the repair.
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I would agree with infamouz, I think the bag has wax in it so it should work.

I know its bad to say but why not buy another one they are less than $10.
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I would sew it with upholstery thread, but I'm just weird like that.

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If you have a vacuum sealer in your kitchen, the heat seal bar works great for that purpose. You can even buy the Seachem The Bag and bulk Purigen and make your own, custom sized bags.
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I believe you can seal it with a lighter or flame to heat the bag and make the repair.
What about using a wood burner pen or a putty knife heated by a propane blow torch?
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I'm sure you can use anything that'll cause the hole in the bag to sort of melt so you can mend it. It really won't take much heat.
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. Sometimes being a bit of a pack rat is a good thing. Turns out we have a plastic bag re-sealer that worked perfectly. After 20 seconds of constant pressure and heat the tear was sealed.

On a side note: do not use an open flame on these bags as the problem may grow.
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I have superglued a few. The bag it comes in is unreliable over time. Almost all bags I bought have split. Unfortunate because I cannot ever find bags that are fine enough to keep Purigen inside either.
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. Sometimes being a bit of a pack rat is a good thing. Turns out we have a plastic bag re-sealer that worked perfectly. After 20 seconds of constant pressure and heat the tear was sealed.

On a side note: do not use an open flame on these bags as the problem may grow.
AWESOME! Glad that worked for you. That's how I reseal them when the need comes up.
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ive used small skimmer socks from the pool shop and a cable tie before, the MRS has also used thread and needle to sew them up for me.

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