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Old 07-09-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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There is no LHBS here so I was wondering where I might look for a test jar for my hydrometer? I lost the bottom piece of my old one somehow, so now all I have is a tube.

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Old 07-09-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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use some water proof tape? get a vinyl end cap from home depot?

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Old 07-09-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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Do you still have the plastic tube your hydrometer probably came in? They will work.

Since you still have the tube, how about gluing a piece of plastic to the bottom of it? or even just hold your hand under it tight while taking a reading. Of course that would probably require two people to take a reading

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Old 07-09-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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You're going to have to wander Home Depot inserting your tube into things.

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long stem rose vase the kind for one flower . May not be able to read very low gravities but will work in a pinch . Hit the Dollar store

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oh man, Where's my bail money jar....
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A dab of epoxy and a little square of plywood and you should be good to go.

Mine fell over and cracked at the top. Now, the edge is VERY crooked. I get beer all over me when I drink the sample at kegging time.

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Haha!!!

Will Lowe's work?
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Get a hole saw bit of the same diameter and drill a block of wood.

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