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Old 12-01-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Am I the only one who has experienced failures with the cap on the Starsan bottles? I'm talking about the bottles that let you squeeze the dosage amount up into the upper section. The screw on caps on he last two bottles have cracked all around the top rendering them useless.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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That's happened to me on probably my last three bottles. I determined you can't tighten the cap on the portioning side too tight. Of course after you so it's too late.

I took some Saran Wrap and folded it into a small square with about 6 - 8 layers and put it over the top and put the broken cap back on. It works ok but when this bottle is empty I'm saving the good cap!

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:44 AM   #3
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Am I the only one who has experienced failures with the cap on the Starsan bottles? I'm talking about the bottles that let you squeeze the dosage amount up into the upper section. The screw on caps on he last two bottles have cracked all around the top rendering them useless.
My last two bottles did the same thing. Really annoying! Taped the lids back together.

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
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It happened to me once. I quickly learned that tightening the cap leads to breakage.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:25 AM   #5
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Coincidentally, I had my first Star San cap failure - today. And both caps had the circumferential cracks and lifted cap centers. Fortunately that bottle is down to the last couple of ounces.

But I've been really careful not to tighten the caps beyond "barely seated", just because this has been a known problem for at least a couple of years. So I was surprised that both caps had failed just the same...

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Mine broke... I just switched it to the side with the small reservoir in order to prevent a spill

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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yep, now i just make sure i save caps from empties for back ups

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #8
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Any pontential issues other than spilling(ie losing potency)?

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:44 AM   #9
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A standard soda bottle cap kinda fits. After mine broke that's what I replaced it with and it doesn't seem to leak.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:48 AM   #10
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yep jrems has it right soda bottle cap fits well enough to do the job

 
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