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Soda bottle for sample collection?

Discussion in 'Lubrication' started by Labparamour, Jul 11, 2021.

  1. Labparamour

    Labparamour Senior Member

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    Didn’t have a sample kit on the shelf so, was going to use plastic soda bottle but digging further found a glass bottle.
    Question: would plastic soda bottle contaminate the sample?
    (In my case, will be a couple days before getting the kit with proper bottle)

    Thanks, Darryl
     
  2. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Would not do it, would go to a store and purchase a new empty bottle of some sort first.
     
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    Tyler d4c Senior Member

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    I doubt it would if you got it clean enough but the report may say the component has mtndew in it.
     
  4. Labparamour

    Labparamour Senior Member

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    Thanks for replies.
    I guess I wasn’t real clear in my question.
    Bottles had been rinsed/dried.
    I was worried more about a petroleum-based liquid breaking down the bottle and mixing/contaminating the sample that way...
     
  5. funwithfuel

    funwithfuel Senior Member

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    I've used empty water bottles many times in a pinch. The plastic doesn't care.
     
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  6. Delmer

    Delmer Senior Member

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    I'd be more concerned that the dirt would settle out in the bottle and not get transferred to your sample bottle. I assume they shake the sample bottles pretty good at the lab to make sure they get a uniform sample of the sample.
     
  7. Labparamour

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    Good points.
    I’ll shake the bottle I used before transferring to the proper test kit bottle.
    Thanks again for the guidance.
     
  8. Labparamour

    Labparamour Senior Member

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    Follow up:
    Sample came back fine...no sign of Lipton iced tea or snoose.
    (I had used a rinsed and dried glass bottle)

    Out of curiosity, I called the lab today.
    They said clean/dry plastic soda bottle shouldn’t effect the result.

    (I now have an extra test bottle on the shelf)