Browsing: Separating Plastic Drinking Cups

< Previous
Browsing: Separating Plastic Drinking Cups

< Previous
To Top

Separating Plastic Drinking Cups

How do you pull apart two plastic tumblers, that are stuck together?

By MARPFAR from Leominister, MA

Ad
Showing: Answers Sort: Relevance
July 31, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

If there's any gap between the two tumbler lips, trickle warm water into that area. The water may act as a buffer and lubricant. Wiggle the two tumblers in opposing directions. You could also submerge the two tumblers in warm water (dishwater worked for me,) and try this same technique.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 28, 20090 found this helpful

Try putting the outside one under hot water (so it expands), & maybe put ice-water in the inter most one (so it contracts).

If they are super-stubborn, grab them with pliers that have masking or duct tape wrapped over the ends so it won't mar the plastic.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 29, 20090 found this helpful

Set the outside one in a pot of steaming water on the stove for a bit, remove, and quickly fill the inner one with ice.swirl around for a second or two, and tug!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
Four stacks of plastic cups red, yellow, green, and blue
Separating Plastic Drinking Cups
< Previous
Categories
Home and Garden Repair Other DishesJuly 27, 2009
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook
ThriftyFun on Pinterest
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Related Guides
An insulated cup with a reusable plastic drinking straw.
Cleaning Plastic Drinking Straws
Disposable Plastic Cup
Reusing Disposable Plastic Cups
Reusing Keurig K-Cups
Reusing Keurig K-Cups
Tea Cup and Saucer on White Background
Crafts Using Tea Cups and Saucers
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on July 28, 2016 at 4:12:43 PM on 10.0.1.180 in 778 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!