Milk can lid not water tight?
- Thanks for the previous dicsussion on "Galvanized Boilers". Consensus
seems to be..."You can get away with it, but try to find a more
suitable material" After all, we are serious amatuers striving for
better tnan professional results.
So I determined my milk cans were tinned. Good news. I filled one
with some water, hammered on the lid, inverted it..and...IT LEAKED!!
:o( My lids are the kind with the tapered fit and the flat top.
My question is... I presume this lid needs to be water tight, right?
Any experience out there with getting these things to seal up. Did it
just seal right up for you or did you have to futz around with
sealants, gaskets, etc...?
The mating surfaces of the lid and neck have some roughness due to
rust. I am going to take a more aggressive approach than just
Scotch-Brite to smooth these down and give it another try.
- Unless the fit is seriously flawed,a paste of flour and water should seal it
>From: "toddk63" <toddk63@...>...IT LEAKED!!
>Subject: [Distillers] Milk can lid not water tight?
>Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 18:59:20 -0000
>:o( My lids are the kind with the tapered fit and the flat top._________________________________________________________________
>My question is... I presume this lid needs to be water tight, right?
>Any experience out there with getting these things to seal up. Did it
>just seal right up for you or did you have to futz around with
>sealants, gaskets, etc...?
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- Thanks for your quick response. I had tried the flour/water bit with
no success. Good news is I solved it this afternoon after taking
another crack at it.
I used sandpaper 150 grit followed by 400 to polish the mating
surfaces. Now it only leaked in one spot and it was exactly where I
suspected. The lid has manufactured in it a recessed grove along the
mating surface. A linear indention making an "air hole". A hammer
and anvil and more sandpaper fixed that right up. It is tight as a
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> Unless the fit is seriously flawed,a paste of flour and water shouldseal it