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Old 11-28-2019, 01:56 PM
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Question for cullet users

So, recently, I got email from a glassperson who indicated that the hood in the shop he works out of has been crudding up with all too familiar fluff. My regular experience with the phenomenon was a borax residue and those are always yellowish, notably forming around the door at either a one o'clock or and eleven o'clock position, but he indicated that it was white. That takes me elsewhere.

So, What I would like to know is whether anyone else is experiencing this stuff. I have a strong suspicion as to what it is and where it might come from but first, I'd like to hear from the legions. I don't view it as insignificant.

White, not yellow.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:06 PM
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We had some of it with the no borax Spectrum System 96 improved studio nuggets. There was less of if than the borax fluff but it was noticable.
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:12 PM
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What cullet do you use now? Does it show any residue or something like that on the cullet?
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When I was using cristalica my fluff was white, not yellow. Made massive cakes on a girder above the flue. Assumed it was the borax.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:52 PM
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I've always encountered white stuff. Toss it in some water and the water gets "slippery". Sodium and/or Boron.
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:26 PM
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What cullet do you use now? Does it show any residue or something like that on the cullet?
Cristallica, mostly white fluff now, a bit of yellow not bright like S96 Studio
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