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PostPosted: July 15th, 2008, 11:05 am 
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I have a 30l barrel that leaks. Is there any way to refurbish the sponge (neoprene?) seal on the lid, or some other technique to fix this?


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PostPosted: July 15th, 2008, 11:34 am 
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h2sk1,

Recreational Barrel Works out of Peterborough can probably sell you a new seal for a very reasonable price. If that is the problem then it is likely better to replace the seal than to attempt to refurbish. Good luck.

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I have replace the seal on my barrel by taking some parafin wax and rubbing it on the barrel side of the lip. Then putting bathroom silicone in the grove of the lip and placing the lid on and pressing down and letting it dry for 24 hours. This is good for a couple of years. do not press and place the ring. Just press.

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PostPosted: July 16th, 2008, 12:24 am 
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So what are ya sayin Bill?....your barrel has silicone implants?

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PostPosted: July 16th, 2008, 1:04 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try silicon and if it doesn't work, buy a new lid.


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PostPosted: July 16th, 2008, 7:47 pm 
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You should be able to buy just the "O" ring and not have to buy a complete new lid.


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PostPosted: August 8th, 2017, 11:22 am 
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Just wanted to bump this. I'm having the same issue as the OP, but mine is a 60L Eureka barrel.

(i.e. Barrel sponge/neoprene(?) seal is leaking.)

Has anyone else tried Bill's fix in the past 9 years? Did it hold up longer than a couple years. (As he suggested it would.)

Any other ideas?

I contacted barrelworks, but got an automated reply saying they're away for two weeks.


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PostPosted: August 8th, 2017, 7:26 pm 
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I had to tight my barrel ring because the lip was loose--the lid had a bit of play in it and leaked once.

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PostPosted: August 8th, 2017, 7:53 pm 
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Brian (Paddle Power), when you tightened the ring, how did you do it? Did you bend it in all the way around the circumference? If so, was it with a vise or something repeatedly?


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PostPosted: August 9th, 2017, 11:44 am 
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I removed the ring from the tightening device and reattached it with a rivet.

Method of tightening will depend on your specific barrel tightening device.

You might also be able to put a couple of twists in the metal to shorten it.

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PostPosted: July 19th, 2018, 9:42 am 
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I followed up to this question in this thread: http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 20&t=46885

If you're reading this, you might find that link of some interest.

Hillybilly's fix did not work for me.

The problem was that the silicone didn't properly dry even after leaving it on for quite some time. The thickness of the silicone needed and the fact that it wasn't exposed to air seemed to prevent the drying.

When I removed the lid, the silicone seemed always to be partially dry and some would stick to the barrel (despite having spread wax on the rim), and some would stay in the groove in the lid, and a lot of it would still be somewhat liquid/gooey. In short, it was a mess.

What DID work for me (for now) was to add a bit of silicone under and beside the old seal. In my case I think that the seal was compressed somewhat or wasn't seating correctly.

Now when I partially fill the barrel with water, close it, then turn it over, no water leaks out.


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