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Old 07-17-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Plastic conical Fermenter air leak

Hi all, I just put together my new ace plastic shell from agrimart and installed everything. Everything I myself installed is leak free and holds pressure, I also siliconed the top lid(I un drilled the threads and siliconed it up. Now the problem I am encountering is that there is some air coming from the lid, I tried a gasket sheet but I believe it wasn't the right strength for this as it would only leak from on side and not the other.
So What I am asking is, what can I use for this lid to seal fully? any help would be much appreciated.

also here is the link of the tank http://agrimart.net/30-gallon-full-d...ank-infd30-24/

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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If it is at the top, above the "water" line, then you really don't NEED to seal it up but if you want to then why not just use a hot glue gun?

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Im more worried about bacteria, the lid will be letting out the co2 outtake with the tube outtake, the lid is removable that is where the leak is coming from I need something to seal it correctly 100 percent , if anyone has any ideas please let me know

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Old 07-18-2012, 04:11 AM   #4
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Got it, foam seal worked perfectly just had to tighten it nicely and it work great thanks

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
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Silicone is toxic, that doesn't bothet you? I'm having issues with mold growing in my 15 gal polyethylene conicals due to respiration at the lid but all I can think to use is cpvc cement. At high kreusen the beer touches whatever adhesive you have put there...

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #6
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Silicone is toxic, that doesn't bothet you? I'm having issues with mold growing in my 15 gal polyethylene conicals due to respiration at the lid but all I can think to use is cpvc cement. At high kreusen the beer touches whatever adhesive you have put there...
Not all silicone caulk is toxic... There exist food-grade silicone caulks.
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Not all silicone caulk is toxic... There exist food-grade silicone caulks.
Where can one find this magic silicone?
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Look for aquarium grade silicone. There are some available at Home Depot. Or if you're really nervous go to a pet store and ask if they have some.

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Look for aquarium grade silicone. There are some available at Home Depot. Or if you're really nervous go to a pet store and ask if they have some.
I called the manufacturer of the aquarium silicone at lowes. They told me it was not to be in contact with anything ingested by humans. That's where I gave up and decided cpvc cement would likely be my only option.
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Where can one find this magic silicone?
Search the intrewebz... Look for the NSF approval for food contact.

e.g., here...
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