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Manufacturer has Changed
« on: September 21, 2011, 08:25:05 AM »
the thread pattern and closure on 2 liter plastic bottles of canada dry
ginger ale...not sure what all else is now no longer the same...

GRRRRRRRRR......my carbonator no longer will seal the gas in the new

 style....pssssssst.....dammit!  >:(  >:(  >:(
« Last Edit: September 22, 2011, 06:57:44 AM by 1vertical »
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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 08:39:08 AM »
You can make your own with a cap and a tire valve.

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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 09:07:47 AM »
Kroger (aka City Market) store-brand club soda and tonic water still come in 1 L and 2 L bottles with the standard PET threads. I don't know if they have a store-brand ginger ale, but for $0.78 apiece you could always just dump out the club soda.
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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 10:29:27 AM »
Thanks guys, I just needed a little rant I guess. I have not looked very far for a
substitute.  The last 2 times I have bought that product the empty pet bottle did not
seal...so I figured with my luck the entire industry had left me in the dust as usual....
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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 11:29:21 AM »
I complained about this a while back. Pretty much all the PET bottles in my area have gone to the new thread and cap. The Carbonator people need to do a redesign or this nifty little item will be useless.

I've been hoarding my 2&1 litre bottles.
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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 12:49:33 AM »
The Talking Rain 2L bottles, and some store brand ginger ale and tonic water bottles I've gotten recently have all worked no problem with my carb caps.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 09:48:42 PM »
Great Idea above tho... ::)
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 11:43:06 PM »
I went the tire-valve route first and prefer the QD design as it is more stable and fits in with my system well. Get the screw on inflater for tire-valves. That way you don't have to hold it together while you shake the bottle.
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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 07:28:06 AM »
I buy store brand club soda since there's no flavor to be left behind and they still fit.  I have to take the ring off that is attached to the cap when you buy it, though.
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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 11:10:59 AM »
I've found that a good soak in an Oxiclean solution will take care of the soda flavor/smell.

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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 11:14:36 AM »
And if Oxiclean (or PBW) doesn't do it, a strong baking soda/ warm water solution likely will.
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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 11:45:08 AM »
And if Oxiclean (or PBW) doesn't do it, a strong baking soda/ warm water solution likely will.
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Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011, 11:49:36 AM »
And if Oxiclean (or PBW) doesn't do it, a strong baking soda/ warm water solution likely will.
can you define "Strong"?

Damn you nitpickers!  :)  Not really, I guess.  It's kinda one of those "I know it when I see it" situations.
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