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Topic: Linked vac bags >was Re: Refrigerating or freezing - was +Re: St. Helena,... (3 msgs / 54 lines)
1) From: TFisher511
Rick,
I haven't made a lot of mini-bags this way, but the 10 or 12 I did Saturday 
are still rock solid. I was careful to keep the bags as flat as I could when 
I did the sealing. Prolly just not holding your mouth right when you position 
the bags :-) A digital pic might be in order?
Terry F
That pic is how *you* hold your mouth, not me!
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2) From: Rick Farris
Terry wrote:
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Actually, I got a private email from another guy that pointed out that when
a side seam is one you made yourself, there is a small (maybe 1/4") part of
the bag material on the outside of the seam.  If you don't trim that off,
the vacuum channels in the material will leak to the outside world and you
will never get a good seal.
On a Tilia bag, the seals go all the way to the edge.  That's why.  :-)
-- Rick
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3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Rick Farris" 
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That explains the confusing differing experiences. When you said not being
able to seal, I believe you meant not being able to pull a vacuum and hence
it never started auto sealing. I thought you meant seal, as in seal it
closed, as in the heat sealing process not working across your made side
seam! I've been making these little pouches for a couple 3 years and have
always made my side seam right on the edge. I line up the cut just barely
beyond the center of the sealing strip (not all the way across), close the
cover, and heat seal. Maybe intuitively, maybe dumb luck or maybe just to
make the pouch as large as possible (conservation streak) so haven't
experienced the problem. Though what you say makes sense. I'll have to make
some with wider side seams and see if I can replicate the problem...
MM;-)
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