Towels used with OAV treatment
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  1. #1
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    Default Towels used with OAV treatment

    This is a secondary question with OAV treatment process, however I am sure my wife would like to know. The towels used to plug front entrance when doing OAV treatments; are they OK to wash in a washing machine after treatments? Or, should you just set them aside and allocate for just treatments? Do they collect residue?

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Default Re: Towels used with OAV treatment

    Air them out and wash them the Oxalic acid crystals the have accumulated are insignificant in a tub full of water.
    I do not use towels I block the entrances with a 1" X that has a small slot for the Vaporizer handle. Does a fine job and no towels to clean.

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    Default Re: Towels used with OAV treatment

    I use old hand towels. I don't wash them. When they start to get frayed...I replace them.
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    Default Re: Towels used with OAV treatment

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Towels used with OAV treatment

    I use Bounty paper towels. This seals very well. Set them aside afterward in a basket and use them later for wiping sticky boards clean; so they used for two purposes before discarding.

    Five towels for a 10-frame box, with a single one in the middle around the wand. Having a single one in the center means I can pull the wand out with minimal opening, keeping more of the vapors locked in.

    I typically am working on two colonies at the same time, at various stages in the process concurrently, so I use 10 towels per treatment.

    Enj.

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    Default Re: Towels used with OAV treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by enjambres View Post
    I use Bounty paper towels. This seals very well. Set them aside afterward in a basket and use them later for wiping sticky boards clean; so they used for two purposes before discarding.

    Five towels for a 10-frame box, with a single one in the middle around the wand. Having a single one in the center means I can pull the wand out with minimal opening, keeping more of the vapors locked in.

    I typically am working on two colonies at the same time, at various stages in the process concurrently, so I use 10 towels per treatment.

    Enj.

    I really appreciate that idea. I will try that tomorrow. Didn't realize bounty locks the vapors in that well

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    Default Re: Towels used with OAV treatment

    I had some old socks here and tried one.They work really good.Wet them and squeeze out water.Put my vaporizer in the hive and lay a sock pushed up against the opening.They seal really good.I always have socks with holes!!

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    Default Re: Towels used with OAV treatment

    I do the same as snapper1d. I rinse mine out after treatment & throw them into the wash with other clothes afterwards.
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