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Can I put contractor bags in Packtite and then reuse them?

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  1. bbinchicago

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Dec 15 2011 1:38:27

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    Contractor bags aren't cheap. Can I reuse them if I run them through the Packtite? Or could I use the dryer? These are the 42 gallon, 3 mill. size. Thanks.

  2. P Bello

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Dec 15 2011 11:04:42

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    Dear bbchicago,

    You could but why would you?

    I dnon't recommend it for the following reasons:

    > Cost each is not excessive.
    > While we could expect that the packtite was used correctly such that 100% of BBs & eggs withing were killed, there is also the possibility of BB related contaminents within the bags including: carcasses, shed skins, eggs & fecal matter.
    > There is also the chance that the inegrity of the bag has been compromised due to handling and the heat treatment.

    HOWEVER, all is not lost as such "used" bags may be used, if you simply must use them, as trash disposal bags. Doing so will afford you at least some economic savings. If you decide to do this, be sure to store these used bags in a suitalble air tight sealed bag.

    Hope this helps, paul b.

  3. bbgirl

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Dec 15 2011 12:28:17

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    I know Ziploc bags can be treated quite a few times in the Pactite and while the individual cost is not too high you can go through a lot of bags during a few months. I would think contractor bags could be successfully treated and the temperatures are not high enough to damage them as they are quite thick. I would definately try

  4. djames1921

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Dec 15 2011 14:20:00

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    Shouldn't be a problem, people packtite plastic bags everday.

    Disclaimer: I make the Packtite and have tested plastic bags in it so many times i've lost count.

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