## Re: [Marbling] Re: How many gallons?

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• Aren t fluid ounces for liquid measurments? ... From: Bill Colvard Subject: [Marbling] Re: How many gallons? To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
Message 1 of 10 , Oct 10, 2009
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Aren't fluid ounces for liquid measurments?

--- On Fri, 10/9/09, Bill Colvard <bill@...> wrote:

From: Bill Colvard <bill@...>
Subject: [Marbling] Re: How many gallons?
To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 9, 2009, 4:04 PM

This is freaking me out a little. I just bought methy cel from Dharma and instructions said 1 oz. per gallon of water. So I just assumed or decided they were talking about fluid ounces so I ounce = 2 Tablespoons. It looked a little thin but it seemed to work alright. But when I drained the tray there was a LOT of paint down there. I hadn't noticed colors sinking but apparently, oh yes, they were.

www.CoutureDesignGr oup.com

Now I've built a larger tray and I'm madly mixing lots of methy cel so that I can do yardage. I want to do 45" wide fabric 2 1/4 yards long.

I'm still planning to respnd personally to all of you who helped me get started but sometimes I take a while.

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• when you measure the methocel powder, it is in it s dry state, so you would measure 2 tablespoons to equazl one ounce of powder to mix into a gallon of water
Message 2 of 10 , Oct 11, 2009
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when you measure the methocel powder, it is in it's dry state, so you would measure 2 tablespoons to equazl one ounce of powder to mix into a gallon of water if that's what you are asking. Some people use grams and measure it on a little scale, but I'd have to look it up again to see how many grams equal one ounce.
HTH
Sue

PS I got some kind of message from someone in arabic, but my computer does not convert arabic to english so I couldn't answer it.
Sorry

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• when you measure the methocel powder, it is in it s dry state, so you would measure 2 tablespoons to equazl one ounce of powder to mix into a gallon of water
Message 3 of 10 , Oct 11, 2009
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when you measure the methocel powder, it is in it's dry state, so you would measure 2 tablespoons to equazl one ounce of powder to mix into a gallon of water if that's what you are asking. Some people use grams and measure it on a little scale, but I'd have to look it up again to see how many grams equal one ounce.
HTH
Sue

PS I got some kind of message from someone in arabic, but my computer does not convert arabic to english so I couldn't answer it.
Sorry

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• Hi, All, Last night I weighed out the caragheenan I have: 8 and about 1/8th teaspoons (a tad less than 3 tablespoons) of caragheenan weighed out to one
Message 4 of 10 , Oct 12, 2009
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Hi, All,
Last night I weighed out the caragheenan I have: 8 and about 1/8th
teaspoons (a tad less than 3 tablespoons) of caragheenan weighed out to one ounce.
This amount would be added to one gallon of water. My scale is measures to
0.01 Gm, and converts to ounces or other weight systems.

In a previous note I mentioned that 1 ounce of methylcel is 3-1/2
tablespoons of the powder. This amount is put into a gallon of water, along with a
teaspoon of clear ammonia, and perhaps a teaspoon of vinegar to return the
solution to a neutral pH. I might mention that I often add a little more
ammonia, as my water is often near a pH of about 6, and the 1 teaspoon of ammonia
is not enough to raise the pH to keep the M/C in suspension.

HTH!
Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis

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