Marcia Selsor on tue 6 mar 07
Here is a suggestion if you decide to throw your own jar.
Make the lip with an exterior ridge. I got an old commercial ball
with a home made lid that was a piece of inner tube rubber tightened
on the jar with a hose clamp.
I have the commercial rubber cap for my jar, and it is tough to put
on sometimes. Use a little dish soap for sliding it on.
Taylor Hendrix on tue 6 mar 07
I have seen this done and done something similar myself: Find a rubber
ball (inflatable) that will sit atop the jar and seal around the rim.
Attatch ball with wire or strap. If the ball is rubbery enough, it
will seal well and stay attatched. Might be a bit risky for some. I
used an old yogurt container and some steel wire once. No leakage, but
not my first choice.
Taylor, in Rockport TX trying to dry stuff so I can fire before I
leave for Louisville.
On 3/6/07, Marcia Selsor wrote:
> Here is a suggestion if you decide to throw your own jar.
> Make the lip with an exterior ridge. I got an old commercial ball
> mill jar
> with a home made lid that was a piece of inner tube rubber tightened
> on the jar with a hose clamp.
> I have the commercial rubber cap for my jar, and it is tough to put
> on sometimes. Use a little dish soap for sliding it on.
Vince Pitelka on tue 6 mar 07
The rubber lids for the Amaco ball mills are nice, and you can buy just the
lids from suppliers that sell Amaco products. If you make your own ball
mill jars, just make the neck slightly undersized. That way, the Amaco
rubber lids will fit on easily, and you can use a standard hose clamp to
tighten them down.
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