To all of you who have contributed to finding answers to my ( and
others ) gasketing probelms. Thanks for all your help and the
lightning replies. What a fantastic site this is..
I bought a pad, fitted it, did a steam only and then a proper first
time ( with this outfit ) run with complete sucess. Two gallons of my
recent turbo fermentation took approx one and a half hours of
twiddleing the water and fiddleing the variac but I am looking at
exactly 1 ltr @ 91% of very sweet smelling stuff. Fore and Aft kept
seperately. Not a leak in sight and the blue gasket apart from the
imprint of my boiler and lid is as new. The mat was called a Multimat
3 " The only Mat You Will Ever Need " ( Ya wanna bet ? ) " Made in
China" I see that R.S.International supply Neoprene sheeting from
1.5 mm to 12 mm all at 1.0 M X 1.2M, the 3.0 mm one is AUS$119.98 a
sheet, pricey but the real thing for the pureists ...... with deep
Scores of other Q's but they will have to wait. Now on to the other
3 gallons, I must replenish my stock of goddies.
Cheers to all. Great to read your comments and receive your advice.
--- In Distillers@y..., "pactumuk" <pactumuk@y...> wrote:
> Thanks again .... I replied on the other site :-)
> Hope to be up and running ( leakless ) v soon.
> --- In Distillers@y..., "Robert N" <dinks_c@y...> wrote:
> > Hi there, in the absence of Noel getting back to you I believe
> what he
> > was talking about is a high-density foam product approximately
> 1/2inch thick
> > that is sold by camping stores as a mattress. Try neoprene, the
> > wetsuits are made of, I have heard it is supposed to be resistant
> > ethanol. I trust people with first hand knowledge will set me
> straight one
> > way or the other?!
> > Yours' in Spirit!
> > Robert
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: pactumuk [mailto:pactumuk@y...]
> > Sent: Sunday, 23 June 2002 6:16 AM
> > To: Distillers@y...
> > Subject: [Distillers] Re: gasket material
> > Hi All
> > I see from a search that way back in April '02 Noel posted the
> > message below.
> > If he sees this query could he please explain a bit more about
> > sleeping mats " he mentions. Perhaps he could tell us more on the
> > make etc.
> > I am having great difficulty in finding a suitable material to
> > good seal between my 4.5 gallon s.s. washbolier and the lid. Among
> > other things I have tried a circle cut from an inner tube (
> > but although it was very effective the smell and taste of the
> > distilled water it produced ( trial run )was putrid. Noel's
> > sounds just the thing.
> > So if you are out there Noel please drop us a line. Or any other
> > person with another solution for that matter.
> > Leaking furiously.
> > pactumuk
> > --- In Distillers@y..., noelwatson <noelwatson@u...> wrote:
> > > G'day,
> > > Between the domed lid and the body of the still I cut gaskets
> > of the
> > > sleeping mats that camping stores sell. Cost $8Aus and you get
> > about 6
> > > gaskets. For some reason it handles the heat and the heated
> > doesn't
> > > affect it. No noticeable taste change from rubber gasket (which
> > rotted).
> > > Regards,
> > > Noel
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