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Offline goschman

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Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« on: May 16, 2014, 01:07:58 PM »
The cooler which I use for my mash tun has bubbled in a bit and is cracking on the inside. It is currently about 3 inches long and doesn't look like it has split completely yet. Is there any way to seal it?
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Re: Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 02:08:43 PM »
My 10 gallon, round, Rubbermaid cooler did the same thing.  I never found a way to fix it but others may have a trick I don't know.

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Re: Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 04:17:17 PM »
I have a rubbermaid and it's all warped inside but never cracked thankfully
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Re: Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 08:19:45 PM »
Clear silicone caulk like what is used for fish tanks works ok.  You can pick up tubes in the caulk section at home depot.

Fixed my cooler 5 years ago when I pout a spigot in it... and drilled the hole a shade too big.
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Re: Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 07:01:29 AM »
Clear silicone caulk like what is used for fish tanks works ok.  You can pick up tubes in the caulk section at home depot.

Fixed my cooler 5 years ago when I pout a spigot in it... and drilled the hole a shade too big.

Is it food grade?
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Re: Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 06:21:40 AM »
Fish are food. Mash Temps and PH should not cause anything to leach out. I just wouldn't boil or ferment with it.

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Re: Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 09:44:01 AM »
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Re: Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 09:54:01 AM »
Reading is believing....

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Same thing I used to seal the valve on my cooler at the bulkhead.
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Re: Inside of igloo cooler is cracking
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2014, 08:18:51 AM »
Awesome! Looks like it will do the trick. Thanks!
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