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Old 01-23-13, 05:06 PM
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How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Coworker borrowed my leather-covered tape measure. They are a total sneezing runny nose mess. UGh. How can I disinfect my tape measure?
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Burn it.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Just don't touch it for 48 hours. Measure yourself using a ruler.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Bleach will kill the viruses if you give it a 10 minute residence time. It will also damage the leather and rust the tape.

Alcohol won't kill any viruses, but it won't damage the tape measure.

Your choice.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Forget about bacteria. Have you tried measuring the tape measure? Some times people return it with 3 inches short.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Alcohol will take care of the flu virus.

I'd just use Lysol.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

LOL

will leaving it outside in below zero temp kill germs or just hibernate them?
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Freezing it will work, just not as fast as burning it.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Pee on it.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Don't loan out your good tools.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Acid.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Originally Posted by Save Ferris View Post
LOL

will leaving it outside in below zero temp kill germs or just hibernate them?
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/cleaning.htm

Disinfect objects with dry heat, steam heat, or chemical disinfectants. Cold doesn't get on the list.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

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Alcohol will take care of the flu virus.

I'd just use Lysol.
Dingdingdingdingding!

Lysol is on the list.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

You're worried about the germs from sneezing? How about the germs from when he measured his junk?
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

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You're worried about the germs from sneezing? How about the germs from when he measured his junk?
I wanna know how his junk got snot all over the tape measure. Um, are we sure that's really snot?
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UV Light
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

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Coworker borrowed my leather-covered tape measure.
Do you work at a gay BDSM club?
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Nuke it from orbit ... it's the only way to be sure.
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Sleep with his wife.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Run into a beauty salon and drop it in that shit they use to soak the combs.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

A leather-covered tape measure? Really?
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

Why do you have a leather covered tape measure ?
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

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Why do you have a leather covered tape measure ?
It's in an S&M relationship with his crescent wrench.
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Re: How should I disinfect a tape measure?

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Why do you have a leather covered tape measure ?
I'm a time traveling product manager from medieval europe.

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