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Old 12-23-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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I searched (honest, would I lie ) and can't find any help. One of my kegs has the rubber loose on one side at the top. What's the best way to glue this back on so that I can lift 5G of beer without it coming loose?
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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Amazing GOOP. Clean the rubber & keg real good. Wipe everything off with lacquer thinner or rubbing alcohol and use a popsicle stick to work the GOOP in. Place it on it's top and put some weight on it. For the sides use a rope wrapped around it and a ~2' 2x2 or something to twist the rope up like a tourniquet so the rubber is tight to the keg. Wipe off the excess GOOP & let it sit for a week.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:42 PM   #3
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Any two part epoxy from Hdwe store or JB Weld will work.

 
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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I've repaired two loose rubber handles with polyurethane construction adhesive. It's inexpensive ($4), widely available, waterproof, and does not let go once bonded.

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Old 12-23-2009, 10:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips guys. Hardware store on the way home tonight.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:11 PM   #6
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Update: 2 part epoxy did the trick. Thanks again guys!
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