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Old 03-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Leak in Igloo Mashtun

I attempted to convert a 10 gallon igloo cooler to to a MashTun, but I seem to be leaking about one gallon every ten minutes. It seems if I attempt to add additional washers on either side the threading becomes too short.

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Do you have an O-ring in contact with the cooler or is the washer contacting the cooler wall?

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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O-ring is the first thing to check, may also be able to add some caulking or other rubber sealant to help out.

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I had the same issue but put the gasket that came with the cooler back in the hole and added a couple washer and it was resolved

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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Definitely use the old gasket, if it is flanged, put the flange on the inside.

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Whoa, thanks for the fast responses! I tried the old gasket, but it caused the threading to come up too short; that's been my main problem I think. fitting the two washers and o-rings in order to make a good seal. I just got back from the store with some sealant, so I'm going to try that.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:31 PM   #7
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Food grade RVT silicone

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Do they sell that at Lowe's/Home Depot or is that something I need to order?

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You should be able to find the food grade stuff at Lowe's/Depot, I am sure that's where I found it.

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