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That is a fantastic idea Dave.  I always hear lots of grumbling from  
people about washing vials so this would solve two problems.  Are the  
inserts something you make yourself or order from someone like Fisher  
or VWR?  If the latter, could you provide the part number.

Thanks,
Jennifer


On Oct 8, 2014, at 6:53 PM, David Gillikin wrote:

> During my PhD when I ran a Kiel III, we put glass inserts into the  
> Kiel
> vials. This way we could have several carousels of samples ready to  
> go, or
> being washed, and still only have one set of actual Kiel vials. The
> inserts had a slightly smaller OD then the ID of the Kiel vial and  
> were
> short enough to not interfere with the acid dropper. These glass  
> inserts
> cost around $0.10 each.
>
> Cheers,
> Dave
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> On 10/8/14, 9:30 PM, "Jason Curtis" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hi Jennifer,
>>
>> If you get lots of sticker shock with the Thermo Kiel vials (thermo  
>> part
>> number 0754960, $36.00 each) you might try VM Glass in NJ.  I have
>> ordered 3 batches over the years.  Quality is good - only complaint  
>> is
>> that a couple were a little too large OD and got stuck in the lifter
>> tube.  Jason
>>
>> Part number VMS943
>>
>> Last ordered 150 vials in 2010 cost was $11.60 each
>> In 2003 they were $8.95 each for 100 vials.
>>
>> Contact as of 2010:
>> Mike Greico
>> VM Glass Company
>> 3231 N. Mill Road
>> Vineland, NJ 08369
>> 800-400-6625
>> Fax 856-794-9695
>>
>>
>> On Oct 8, 2014, at 5:49 PM, Jennifer McKay wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Everyone,
>>>
>>> Quick question.  I need to order more glass vials for our Kiel III.
>>> Does anyone know the Thermo part number?
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Jennifer
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Jennifer McKay
>>> Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
>>> College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
>>> Oregon State University
>>> 104 CEOAS Admin. Building
>>> Corvallis, OR 97331
>>>
>>> Office: 541-737-4054
>>> Fax: 541-737-2064
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>>
>> Jason Curtis, Ph.D.
>> Stable Isotope Mass Spec Lab manager
>> Senior Associate-In Geochemistry
>> Department of Geological Sciences
>> 241 Williamson Hall
>> University of Florida
>> Gainesville, FL 32611
>> [log in to unmask], office 352-392-2296
>> lab 352-392-3344, fax 352-392-9294

Jennifer McKay
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
104 CEOAS Admin. Building
Corvallis, OR 97331

Office: 541-737-4054
Fax: 541-737-2064
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