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    Quote Originally Posted by wiam View Post
    The flange is a spare part. I just cut the ridge off one side of the gasket and clamp the cap to the flange that the valve came out of.
    How do you cut this "ridge" off flush enough.? I would think if it is not perfect you could get one that doesn't seal? or maybe I am missing something? I'd like to order some of these.
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    You can order them with one ridge. I have not as they seem kind of pricey. I put the gasket on a flat surface and use just the blade from a razor knife. Does not have to be perfect. I just canned some amber that was stored like this from 2016. Was just like when I put it in.
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    ok....thanks, I missed this post until now
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    For now, I am using the red Oatey 2" expanding conduit plugs, I put a sandwich bag over it, and tighten it as tight as I can by hand, they have worked great so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy Acres View Post
    For now, I am using the red Oatey 2" expanding conduit plugs, I put a sandwich bag over it, and tighten it as tight as I can by hand, they have worked great so far
    They last a few years and then they rust and the things start leaking, doesn't make a good seal, too many kegs with mold on top, going away from these.
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    Even with sandwich bag over it? I've been using them for 3 years now and no problem
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    2017 150 gallons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy Acres View Post
    Even with sandwich bag over it? I've been using them for 3 years now and no problem
    You'll get 3 years out of them, but don't expect too many more. The sandwich bag traps the moisture and they will actually rust faster. a sandwich bag is a good idea, but its not a cure all. The rubber seals get stretched in will start to crack and break down, especially the little rubber seal surrounding the round head bolt facing the syrup.
    Mark

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    Gotcha, thanks!
    A&A 2x8 raised flue with hoods and preheater AOF/AUF
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    H2O 10" filter press half bank
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    2017 150 gallons

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