leaking Unicolor Drum

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I have a Unicolor drum which is leaking pretty badly. I checked the gasket seal and the rubber under the seal and they look fine. Does anyone have any ideas on how to correct these leaks?

Thank, Ken

-- Ken Grunzweig (grun@pacbell.net), March 04, 2001


The plastic dogs(the little plastic ears that latch the lid to the drum) get worn and start allowing the drum to leak. Get a thin sheet of poly eurathane and cut a spacer and place between the gasket and lip of the drum. It makes the gasket a little thicker and seals it right up like new. james

-- james (James_mickelson@hotmail.com), March 04, 2001.

Mine leaked badly too, yet the the gasket appeared to be perfect; and the drum and lid were pristine. But when I replaced gasket with a new one that a friend had laying around, the leaks stopped.

Does anyone know if you can buy replacement gaskets commercially?

-- David Grandy (dgrandy@accesscable.net), March 04, 2001.

Try holding it with pliers over a hot stove eye a few seconds at a time. I had one to leak and kept heating it and trying it till the leak was fixed.

-- Don Sparks (Harleyman7@aol.com), March 04, 2001.

David, I have seen gaskets for sale on ebay with a starting bid of $10 periodically. Look in the darkroom section of photo items.

-- Pat Kearns (pat.kearns@coopertsmith.com), March 04, 2001.

Thank you all for your help. I have inserted a second plastic washer and it seems to have stopped the leak.

Best regards,


-- Ken Grunzweig (grun@pacbell.net), March 06, 2001.

I also have a leaking unicolor 8x10 drum. Where do you place the plastic? Between the lip of the drum and the gasket of the cover?


-- Irwin Cua (i_cua@yahoo.com), April 16, 2001.

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