Size: The bottles are 12″ tall with cap in place, and around 11 3/8″ tall without the cap in place. They are approx. 4″ in diameter at the base.
Glass: They are made from Cobalt Blue Glass and are pressure rated to 125 PSI, if the internal pressure goes above this amount, then the spring/washer will release the excess pressure.
Tops: You can remove the spring tops from these bottles by pulling out on the springs away from the bottle (the end of the springs fit into a small indention on either side of the bottle top). If you don’t want to use the metal spring/plastic top, you can remove the top and use these bottles with a cork or plastic wrap. See photo below.
You will not get any lead in your water from these bottles. Glass is inert and does not leach. You will not get lead in your water from the glass. The only way would be if you grind the glass down to a fine powder and digested it, then you could possibly absorb the small amounts of lead in the glass because your stomach acids would have dissolved the glass.
All glass that uses any recycled material has detectable amounts of lead in it. This pretty much covers all glass bottles, whether produced in the US, Europe, Asia or anywhere else. The only way to get glass without detectable amounts of lead is to produce it from pure batch materials, which is called super flint, and costs quite a bit more, not to mention environmental issues.
EU has formal regulations on acceptable amounts of lead, which is 200 ppm. though the industry standard tends to be around 100 ppm or less for flint glass, around 200 ppm or less for colored glass.
Please Wash Bottles before Use!!!
NOTE: We will replace bottles that arrive broken that were damaged in shipment, however, we cannot replace bottles that break after received in good condition.
- Leave an inch to two inches of air at the top of the bottle to allow for temperature changes.
- Do not expose the glass to sudden changes in temperature… this WILL stress the glass and break the bottle. It may not happen suddenly but over repeated cycles.
- Do not fill a hot bottle with cold water, let the bottles cool down first.
- When you take the bottles outside and the bottles are cold, don’t place them on a hot metal or wood surface, instead, put something like cardboard or a cloth under them.
- This applies to bringing them inside… if the bottles are hot, don’t sit them directly on cold granite, marble, or other such surfaces… put them on something like a pot holder or cloth until they cool down.
- The reverse is true too, if it’s cold outside, don’t bring really cold bottles inside and sit them directly on a hot or really warm surface…
- Obviously letting a bottle with any amount of water in it freeze will result in a broken bottle!
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