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So I bought equipment from Rex including his home made bubble counter. Someone in the hobby I know told me to use glycerine rather than water because water evaporates with time as the co2 bubbles in it.

What do you folks think about this idea?
 

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Glycerine works well for lower bubble counts, but became a frothy mess (think meringue) when I tried it at 3 BPS.
I needed it when I used the built in bubble counter on my Milwaukee all in 1, water would evaporate out, since I removed them for my DIYs, no problem using water.
 

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I use glycerine in my bubble counters. 2-3 bps and have no problem. They suggest you mix it with a little water. I purchased mine at Walmart and it already had mineral water mixed in it. Works great, a lot less evaperation than water, especial during the dry winter.

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The water will not evaporate.

Also I prefer to use water because I sometimes forget to reset the clamp and then when the bubble counter hits the floor all the water gets blown into the tank.
 
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