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Old 12-04-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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my buckets around the spitgot's are leaking, i took them apart to clean, and not i cannot get a good seal where it wont leak, does anyone have any ideas as too how to stop the leaks?

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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SAME THINGS happening to be, not a significant leak, but one fixed.. i bottled my last two batches with a paper towl wrapped around it, but i reckon my next trip to the homebrew store i'll be picking one up

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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bed bath and beyond sells silicone baking sheets that can be used to make excellent food grade gaskets for your bottling bucket or anything else.

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #4
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Tighten it as tight as snug you can equally get it off,thats what i end up doing. I learned that after doing primary my first few batches in my bottleing bucket.

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even when i tighten the SH$T out of it... it still leaks, and as i plan to use it as a primary... i really dont want zero leaks.... cause a drip over 4-5 weeks is a lot of yummy beer wasted. i no longer buy them with spitgots.... but today i want too brew two batches and to accomplish that i will need to use my buckets with spitgots

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A new gasket is in order. A plumbing supply will have a thicker and better gasket that will not leak.

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even when i tighten the SH$T out of it... it still leaks, and as i plan to use it as a primary... i really dont want zero leaks.... cause a drip over 4-5 weeks is a lot of yummy beer wasted. i no longer buy them with spitgots.... but today i want too brew two batches and to accomplish that i will need to use my buckets with spitgots
you "really dont want zero leaks"......well then problem solved.....its already leaking.
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I've noticed they leak if over tightened as well. If the gasket squeezes out from under the base,it'll leak. I have to tighten the Italian spigot just right to get it sealed. So not loose,but not to tight either.
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I've noticed they leak if over tightened as well. If the gasket squeezes out from under the base,it'll leak. I have to tighten the Italian spigot just right to get it sealed. So not loose,but not to tight either.
+1. I always test mine with water before I sanitize it. That way I can play with it to seal it up before my precious brew can leak out.
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When I switched out my gaskets to a thicker black plumbing house supplied gasket, all my leak problems ceased.

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