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Old 10-09-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Ok so I have this model Ale Pail.

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My spigot has been leaking around the outside and I'm about to throw this thing away.

I've only used it one time and I took the spigot apart for cleaning and ever since I put it back on it has had problems. The rubber gasket is on the inside so that's not the problem. I have also tried all variations of tightness.

Does anybody know a solution to this that I can't think of? If not has anybody tried to plug up the drilled hole in the bucket before?

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Old 10-09-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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Try a larger washer with the same size inner circumference as the present washer.

If you can't find one then you may have to cut it yourself.

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Old 10-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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I guess that's what it will come to.

I was just hoping this thing would work the way it came.

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Mine does...have you tried turning the washer around?

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Old 10-09-2009, 07:00 PM   #5
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Mine had two gaskets, one on the inside and one on the outside. do you have both?

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Old 10-09-2009, 07:05 PM   #6
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Mine didn't come with two

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I just plugged the hole with one of my rubber carboy stoppers and it works perfectly. Still not satisfied though.

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Should have had 2 gaskets

Add a second gasket for a few cents and you'll be leak free.

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Check the threads on the spigot. First batch had the problem at bottling. Tightening made it worse.

Turns out the spigot cracked along the threads. Inherent weakness because of the thinness.

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Should have had 2 gaskets

Add a second gasket for a few cents and you'll be leak free.
Actually this model only comes with one. It's the drum tap not the bottling spigot. Northern Brewer recommends putting it on the outside. An HBT member told me to put it on the inside. Maybe I overtightened and ruined it.
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