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Old 07-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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I have 2 types of crowns and apparently 2 types of bottles. The crown on the left will only go on to the left bottle. The crown on the right will go on either. I can't figure out why?

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Old 07-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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If you look at the necks and the area where the crown crimps on to you will see the difference. The area of the bottle on the right has a much smaller area for the crown to crimp on. Now looks at the picture of the crowns on the bottles. The gold crown has a smaller crimp area hence the reason the silver will not work on the bottle with the smaller area.

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Actually both caps will work on both bottles, it's the difference in the bottles. The bottle on the left has a lower lip for the capper to grab on to as it crimps so you get a more complete crimp. The bottle on the right has a higher lip for the capper to grab so it does not have a full range to crimp but IME I have never had a problem with a bottle leaking.

I have bottles that are mixed like this as well and while the left style crimps better the right ones work well regardless of the caps I use. I do use the silver oxygen barrier caps on all my bottles. I have been told that if you purchase or use a bench capper instead of a wing capper the problem goes away as the bench capper does not utilize the lip for capping purposes

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Old 07-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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I had this exact problem as well and purchased a bench capper. That solves the problem of the neck variation plus makes bottling go faster. However, even though the caps aren't crimped completly with a lever capper they still won't leak. The problem I had was breaking the tops while capping

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