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42781Re: [new_distillers] Re: Gasket Material

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  • Jerry McCullough
    Nov 12, 2012

      From: Peter Davis <davis668@...>
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:09 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Gasket Material
      What about the material they use to make Fip flops or thongs or whatever they call them in your country
      It can be obtained from camping place in slid mats about 3` square??
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: rhinodust
      Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2012 4:04 AM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Gasket Material


      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "JerryM" <jkmccull@...> wrote:
      > I use a still that I fabricated from a 15 gallon beer keg. When I install the still head, I use a cork gasket made from material that I bought at an automotive parts store. The cork is thicker than most cork and is not cheap.
      > I have discoverd that after a run if the cork gasket drys out, it will shrink and become un-usable. So to prevent that, I store the gasket in water. I have tried tap water, distilled water and water with Clean-Pro(distillers disinfectant). Eventually the gasket gets slimey. Does not smell, but it is kinda of icky.
      > I am not sure if the slime is a problem, just seems unhealthy to me. Anyhow, does anyone have any suggestions on a different gasket material or another way to store the gasket that avoids the slime?
      > Neophrene and similar gasket material that I can find locally is too thin to get a good seal.
      > Thanks
      Just ran accross your post- Try McMaster Carr online. Search for gasket material. They have everything from cork to tephlon. I used high temp silicon. They also have just about everything you can imagine for our hobby.- Cheers!

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