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Old 08-03-2011, 02:57 AM   #1
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Default The Carbonator Cap

Does anyone know if this is supposed to have an o-ring to make a seal on the inside of the threads? Mine does not and I am having difficulty making a seal on a bottle without CO2 escaping.



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Old 08-03-2011, 03:30 AM   #2
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Inside of the threads? There is a flat gasket inside the cap which is designed to make contact with the very top of the rim of the bottle. This is very similar to the gasket inside a female garden hose fitting.



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Old 08-03-2011, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thats what I was looking for. Great mine is missing the gasket, wonder if I can find a new gasket or if I need to return the cap.

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Can someone tell me what bottles they are having good luck with? I dont seem to be able to get one that will make a good seal.

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Old 08-24-2011, 04:27 PM   #5
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I use Polar seltzer bottles and it works fine.

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I've used any bottle that comes with a carbonated beverage with success. I have 4 carbonators and always use them when I first rack to get a sense of the beer and check for any off flavors. I've used 2 liter bottles and I've used individual coke bottles. Never have had a leaking problem.

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I've used any bottle that comes with a carbonated beverage with success. I have 4 carbonators and always use them when I first rack to get a sense of the beer and check for any off flavors. I've used 2 liter bottles and I've used individual coke bottles. Never have had a leaking problem.
Does yours have an inner gasket to seal the top of the bottle? My first one didnt and when I took it back they told me none of them did. I have only tried 20oz bottles, maybe I should try a 2 liter.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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Check for cracks in the plastic, too. I am getting a new one this week - my first one only survived about 5-10 uses before the plastic cracked and rendered it unusable.

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I don't think either of mine have a gasket in them and they work fine. But they're about 15 years old. They probably don't make them like they used to.

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Old 08-24-2011, 06:09 PM   #10
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Any of my 2 liter bottles work (I usually use sprite), my smaller club soda bottles work (generic store brand) smaller soda bottles (12 oz). Haven't had an issue with the threads. I do seem to have an issue with the o-ring, but I tend to put a layer of teflon tape over it and it's fine for a number of uses.



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