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    Re: May 3rd Sun Sights
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2014 May 03, 22:01 -0400

    On 5/3/2014 9:06 PM, Sean C wrote:
    > I'm still getting lots of condensation on the glass, though. I've tried
    > using water at different temperatures with no improvement. Removing one
    > glass or allowing air to enter caused too much disturbance on the
    > water's surface.
    
    Glycerine will not only increase the viscosity of water, it will also
    increase the boiling point. I suspect it may also reduce evaporation.
    
    The formula for blowing giant bubbles is water, Dawn detergent, and
    glycerine. The soap lowers the surface tension of the water allowing the
    water molecules to let go of each other easier and form bubble instead
    of drops. The glycerine, which would increase surface tension, seems
    counter intuitive. Evaporation (and sharp objects) are a giant bubble's
    natural enemies. The small dose of glycerine helps reduce evaporation.
    
    Perhaps worth a try? I would suggest a 20% glycerine solution as a
    starting point.
    

       
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