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Well I did what a few of youse suggested , went to the local grocery stores bakery and picked up the only available food grade plastic bucket, she promised more tomarrow. The snap on lid has a rubber gasket, hope it will have a air tight seal the second time around. I was wondering if i need to add a oxygen or some type of moisture absorbing packet and if so where could one buy these?
I did purchase one of those small manual vaccum pumps it came with small bandaid type stickers to seal the hole used to pull the air out through.
-- moose (email@example.com), February 24, 1999
I bought one of those last year, never have got the damn thing to work. BUY THE O2 ABSORBERS! I throw a couple of 750s into a six gallon bucket and it pulls a 20% vacuum. BANG! I also use a vacuum seal that sucks the air out of bags and JARS.We have stored lots of pasta and beans in canning jars with this method.
Fast and effective.
-- Will Huett (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 24, 1999.
Moose, I just ordered O2 absorbers from a company in Alabama called Glitchproof. Their phone no. is at their website at www.glitchproof.com I just ordered today. They said they had them in stock. I can't make any recommendations one way or the other. They told me their product was made by Mitsubishi. I agreed to pay about $12 for 50 of the 500cc absorbers and about $16 for 100 of the 300cc absorbers. Also add in about $5 shipping and $4 for "handling". Don't tell me if I got ripped. At this point I don't even want to know.
-- Puddintame (email@example.com), February 24, 1999.
Thanks guys, Need all the information I can get I am still waiting on a water filter hope I didn't get burned on that one.
-- moose (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 24, 1999.
You didn't get ripped. Glitchproof is Jim Abel's site and he started selling O2 absorbers, buckets and stuff because he couldn't find good prices elsewhere. So he ordered a few pallets of the stuff for himself and his friends -- and lots of other people wanted some. So he started supplying them through a new website. (I've bought a few sets of buckets, O2 absorbers, water test kits, etc. from him.)
-- Dean T. Miller (email@example.com), February 25, 1999.
Just wanted to throw in my $.02 worth on Glitchproof. I ordered some buckets and O2 absorbers from them also, and was very happy with the product quality as well as the fast delivery. No, I don't have any stake in the company, but I DO apreciate good service.
-- Online2Much (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 25, 1999.
I'll add to the number of those recommending Glitchproof as a source. I keep ordering, and then ordering more. They've become a great source for absorbers in all sizes, 2 and 6 gallon buckets, bags, etc.
Jim Abel is a GI programmer, set this up on the side (by popular demand), posts at csy2k.
-- De (email@example.com), February 25, 1999.