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Old 04-23-2020, 02:58 PM
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We have been in this house for almost 3 years now and I am still finding interesting things. When we first moved in we were clearing out an area of the yard and found a lab beaker buried in the yard. I washed it out and put a plant in it. Yesterday my DH was cleaning up a bunch of old lumber and stuff that was under the house and found 12 more lab beakers. I could fill them up with plants, but wanted to check with you guys to see if anyone has any creative ideas on what to do with them.


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Old 04-23-2020, 03:13 PM
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I have no idea- but that is so odd!! And cool! I want to find lab beakers! Why would they be hanging around?? Maybe fill one with cool sand from all the various colored beaches. Or pebbles or marbles. Glue them together to make fragile, potentially dangerous, and light dumbbells?
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Old 04-23-2020, 03:46 PM
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Dd is an engineer and is using beakers like yours with flowers as table decorations for her wedding reception if social distancing is over by the end of the summer.
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Old 04-23-2020, 03:57 PM
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I don't have any great ideas for your beakers, but we found 14 unopened boxes of "prepper" food in the house we bought. I will say though that some of it has come in handy during this pandemic!
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:06 PM
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UmmmmÖ.so those are actually Erlenmeyer flasks....

They are great for rooting plant cuttings, or as vases, or for filling with colored water just for fun...or fill with colored water and put white flower stems or celery or something in them so the color wicks up the plant. You could use them to store stems of herbs on the windowsill or in the fridge till you are ready to use the herbs.

If they are big enough and you can be sure they are very clean, you could use one to put milk or cream in when serving coffee or tea or cereal at the table...or holding measured liquids for mise en place when you are cooking...


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Old 04-23-2020, 04:40 PM
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I think it would worry me to find a bunch of chemical glassware in or near a recently purchased house. I would probably get rid of it.
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:43 PM
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For some reason, I thought I knew your previous homeowner was a chemist, but I don't see that in your post. I totally made that up! Do people use those to make Meth or anything? We lived next to a meth house there and they had to gut the place and totally redo it.
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Old 04-23-2020, 05:00 PM
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. Didn't any of y'all watch Breaking Bad? Yes, meth is why some states have controls on chemical glassware and why college and high school labs keep their glassware under lock and key.
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:01 PM
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For some reason, I thought I knew your previous homeowner was a chemist, but I don't see that in your post. I totally made that up! Do people use those to make Meth or anything? We lived next to a meth house there and they had to gut the place and totally redo it.
I know it wasnít a meth house, well Iím pretty sure. The guy who owned it before us is a police officer. He got the house from his parents. I am pretty sure his dad was a high school science teacher.

Although when my kids asked me about them I did tell them we are probably living in a meth house.

Lisa- thank you for giving me the correct name for the flasks!
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Old 04-23-2020, 08:48 PM
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Go to pinterest and search "Erlenmeyer flasks." There's some really cool ideas there, if you're crafty and motivated.


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