Unpacking roto vap glass

Was wondering the best method found for removing foam balls from glass condensers upon unpacking

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Patience. It took forever for all the Styrofoam micro balls to finally get out of the AI 5 Liter unit I run. The Styrofoam did not appear to dissolve in the isopropanol I use so it was more of a visual annoyance. Lab tests have not been done to determine if there was any contamination.

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Compressed air+ dust collector bag.

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Was scared of breaking coils with compressed air, they seem so delicate.

You can adjust the regulator on the air compressor.

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Yes, thanks. iā€™m gonna ease into it and see if I cant get em all out! Appreciate it!

I used a shop vac. Sucked it right out.

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good idea

I had hundreds if not thousands of balls stuck in between the coils, pressure, vacuum, and water all failed. I ended up dissolving the foam with acetone.