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    Just what you want is the valve leaking when you are jarring up. Itís a plastic bucket from thornes about 8yrrs old. Anyone had any experience with replace the plastic valve or will it always leak


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    I have the same problem, Bridget - also a rather old plastic Thornes bucket. It's really time that I invest in a stainless steel tank - but in the meantime, and before I do my next lot of jarring, I think I'll buy a new plastic valve from them, and perhaps also a couple of plastic seals.
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    I bought one of these - works a treat - no drips. (Well, nearly no drips and 10x better than my Thornes one or the SS tank one I got from Germany which is better than the Thornes one. If it fits, I would recommend.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-B...72.m2749.l2649

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    I bought one of these - works a treat - no drips. (Well, nearly no drips and 10x better than my Thornes one or the SS tank one I got from Germany which is better than the Thornes one. If it fits, I would recommend.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-B...72.m2749.l2649
    Trouble is itís coming from China

    Estimated between Fri. 30 Oct. and Mon. 14 Dec
    Bit late for this year!!!!! Thanks anyway.


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    I think Thorne's do a gate like that (undoubtedly more £££ though). I've become a master at placing the jar 'just right' under the standard valve and managing to catch the drips. 1 lb jars are a doddle, 3/4 lb jars trickier and 60 x 1/2 lb jars are a real pain.

    Eke (or Eek!)
    https://www.thorne.co.uk/honey-and-w...roduct_id=6779

    Here's another ...
    https://bee-equipment.co.uk/collecti...ate-valve-48mm

    If either were truly drip-free it would be worth it, perhaps even at £30.

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    Itís mended! Husband took it to bits, cleaned it and working fine now. Iíll get another few years out of it!


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    I use a glass Pyrex 1l jug....fast efficient. Jars need washing afterwards as always an odd drip.

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