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the liquid inside a galileo thermometer is NOT WATER. It is KEROSENE. I just broke mine last night. It smelled like kerosene to me. So after I soaked up the fluid with rags, I tossed them into the fireplace to see what would happen. Guess what, they burned like rags soaked in kerosene. Very volatile stuff. I won’t have one in my house again.

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Is the liquid inside a Galileo thermometer dangerous? the outside liquid is not dangerous as it is just water but the liquid inside the glass floating balls are highly dangerous and toxic, and can ...

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How dangerous is the liquid inside a Galileo thermometer? I picked one up for a good price at Marshall's, but I found out the one I bought contained potentially toxic "dry cleaning" fluid.

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The liquid in Galileo thermometers need not be alcoholic or mercuric. Simple water is a sufficient and supple conductor of heat. Nor does food-coloring have to be added to the bubbles for the thermometer to work. Rather, the different colors of the floating bubbles make for easier identification and a more pleasant aesthetic.

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A Galileo thermometer (or Galilean thermometer) is a thermometer made of a sealed glass cylinder containing a clear liquid and several glass vessels of varying density. The individual floats rise or fall in proportion to their respective density and the density of the surrounding liquid as the temperature changes,

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So a friend of mine broke my Galileo thermometer recently. The glass tube and the liquid inside were lost, but the bulbs survived. I've cleaned out an old tall glass candle, and tried filling it with water. Even when the water is steaming hot the bulbs still float, so the liquid in there was definitely not water.

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Is the liquid in a Galileo thermometer dangerous? YES - potentially damaging. An employee recently broke one of these and when clearing it up some of the liquid splashed in her eyes. This resulted ...

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What is the liquid inside a galileo thermometer? What steps should be taken if one breaks? Update: The cylinder broke in my kitchen and spilled into one of my utensil drawers. I don't think any of the glass cylinders broke because all of the liquid was clear. ... How do you dispose of a broken Galileo Liquid Thermometer? What is the liquid ...

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The liquid in the Galileo Thermometer cylinders is completely sealed and can be safely displayed in your home. By following a few basic guidelines, you can enjoy this product for a lifetime. Keep out of reach of small children and pets. Place on level surface where accidental tipping cannot occur.

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