Mash Tun Repair

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  1. Vesparados

    Vesparados Well-Known Member

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    My Rubbermaid 5-gallon mash tun developed a substantial leak in the middle of a sparge last week on brew day. I made it worse and cracked the cooler when I over-tightened. I made a trip to the Home Depot for a new cooler and gasket. I found a Danco "Tip toe drain gasket" that had the exact shape of the cooler wall and thought I would give it a try. For $1.67 each I have both the mash tun and hot liquor tank leak free for a while.
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    Thanks for sharing..
     
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    Does the gasket come into contact with the contents of the cooler, and if it does is it made from food safe material?
     
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    No contact with contents, it is on the outside. I left the interior gasket that came in the cooler for that side. The valve snugged up more evenly and securely as well.
     
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    Kick ass, that's great information. My mash tun is ok right now but I'll be keeping this in mind.
     

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