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Old 07-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Cut in cooler lining help

So, I was putting together a new cooler mash tun, and as I was cutting out the spout the cooler came with, I accidentally put a small slice in the bottom of the cooler. Not even sure if it went all the way through, but I would like to seal it up just in case. The cut is from an exacto knife and is razor thin and only half an inch long. Any ideas for a good way to seal it that is generally food/heat safe?

I really want to salvage the cooler as it was $60 and is 30 gallons. To be used for 15 gallon batches. Can post pictures if needed. Thanks for the help.


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Old 07-28-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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Anybody think this appliance touch up paint is a bad idea?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_320561-1168-...ductId=3185751


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Old 07-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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I'd find an epoxy to use. There are plenty that should work.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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I'd find an epoxy to use. There are plenty that should work.
I'll double up that suggestion. Once the chemical reaction of the epoxy is done it's inert. May want to contact the manufacturer to verify it's food safe.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:39 AM   #5
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went with this

http://jbweld.net/products/water.php

heat rated to 300F and it says its safe for potable water.

6$ at home depot
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:04 AM   #6
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If that does not work out as hoped, I'd use and RTV silicone caulk. I put that on the washers I used on the piping of my cooler mash tun, as well as on my heatsticks.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:11 AM   #7
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Anybody have have an opinion on the epoxy I chose? The Water Weld stuff.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:16 AM   #8
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It should work just fine. I have seen people use it in salt water aquariums with no I'll effects.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:49 AM   #9
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If it was me I'd try to melt the plastic itself to close the cut. With a torch or hot knife. That's just me though.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:33 AM   #10
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Id go wit hot knife to weld it. but anything that would work in a fish tank should be chem free. IMO


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