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I have been looking everywhere for some good 24oz rooting cups and finally found some at a pretty good price online. I read the reviews and most people said it was a pretty strong cup. I just ordered 100 ( 2 orders) of these and with shipping it was $24.78...Maybe this will be helpful to the members here, If y'all are like me I've had a hard time finding 24 oz cups locally. : )


http://www.webstaurantstore.com/dart-conex-24c-24-oz-clear-pet-plastic-cold-cup-50-pk/99924C.html#reviews

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Might as well invest on a cheap soldering iron if you haven't already. Much easier to put holes in the cups.
You can burn at least 20 or 30 holes in less a minute per cup.

Just make sure you cover your mouth and nose so you don't inhale the smoke.



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Thanks a lot Rafed! I got me a cheap solder gun a couple months ago and you are right,the only way to make drain holes! I started out using a drill and bits, not very good.
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must do with at least 5 of them inside one another and as you get the inner ones done remove them and add more on the outside. thicker walls help...
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must do with at least 5 of them inside one another and as you get the inner ones done remove them and add more on the outside. thicker walls help...


I've tried doing at least five at a time to try and save time.
By the time I was done burning the holes through, the cups had already fused together. Had to toss them away.

One at a time.

Unless you are talking about the drilling part? Then yes, you are correct.
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must do with at least 5 of them inside one another and as you get the inner ones done remove them and add more on the outside. thicker walls help...


I've tried doing at least five at a time to try and save time.
By the time I was done burning the holes through, the cups had already fused together. Had to toss them away.

One at a time.

Unless you are talking about the drilling part? Then yes, you are correct.


Hey Rafed.....I did the same thing, so now it's one at a time!

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Hum,

I always just breathed the fumes.  Maybe that explains some things.

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Frank,

As in anything in life, sometimes a short cut can be costly.


LOL @ Phil


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been look at these.. might came handy just about now. then i thought "hey, i'll just go to nearest chinese restaurant and ask for some". get a take out and ask for about 3 of them. that's all i need right now. 

http://www.amazon.com/sets-32oz-plastic-soup-container/dp/B004HV0X7S

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Just any FYI to anyone who doesn't already have the tools -- I saw "el cheapo" soldering irons (technically soldering pencils) at a dollar store last winter.  I forget the exact price....I think it was $1. ;-)
Jim

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Frank i just bought this item about a week ago!
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The dollar store has great 32 oz containers... I tried melting holes in more than one at a time and like some others they stuck together...
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i'll have to check out dollar store to see if they have 32oz deli containers :) 
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The dollar store has great 32 oz containers... I tried melting holes in more than one at a time and like some others they stuck together...


I had already checked the Dollar Stores locally and could not find any, you are very Lucky : )

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The gas station down the street from my house sells fountain drink up to 42oz. in foam cups.
I asked the owner last year if he can sell me a couple sleeves and explained to him why I needed them.

He sold me a couple sleeves for a little over $2 each sleeve. Each sleeve had two dozen if I remember correctly.

It wouldn't hurt to go to a store or gas station you normally go to and ask.

I like to use foam cups sometime for the sole purpose of removing the plant/rootball when it comes time to do so.
Rather than pulling the plant out and possibly disturbing if not destroying everything I carefully cut along sides of the cup and I butterfly it open ( do not cut deep ). Then I pull the plant out with plant/rootball/soil all intact and pot up in a new or cleaned and disinfected pot.

Always use new or clean and disinfected pots. Fresh soil too. Used soil goes on the lawn or mix in garden soil.

There,
I got a bit carried away. But good luck.


Edit: I want to add, try going to Costco or Sams Club. Or even GFS.
Restaurants supply stores. Etc, Etc.

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Frank,, these are the 32 oz deli cups I got from this same source. Just wanted to let you know that they are easy to deal with and very fast service for me. I also
purchased the lids and inverted the cups which make it easy to remove the plant after it has grown a root ball.

2 - Fabri-Kal Alur RD32 32 oz. Clear PET Plastic Round Deli Container 50 / Pack (999RD32) @ $13.49
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Frank,, these are the 32 oz deli cups I got from this same source. Just wanted to let you know that they are easy to deal with and very fast service for me. I also
purchased the lids and inverted the cups which make it easy to remove the plant after it has grown a root ball.

2 - Fabri-Kal Alur RD32 32 oz. Clear PET Plastic Round Deli Container 50 / Pack (999RD32) @ $13.49


Mike,thanks a lot, that is a very good idea about the lids on Bottom! I may have to get me some of them also, Thanks!

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I've bee using a nail with a pair of goose neck pliers and a propane torch. I works for the handful of cups I do each year. After I am done with my cups I rinse them out and wash them with some Comet or Ajax to dissenfect them and stack them for next year. I do end up destroying a few of the stubborn ones with scissors.
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