- May 5, 2013
- Reaction score
- HU15 East Yorkshire
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
I use the more substantial plastic gate valves from Thorne's. Cut an accurate hole in the bucket and apply food grade silicon seal to the flange of the valve (not the threads) and tighten down. Wipe the excess with a wetted finger to tidy up the job. It helps if you've practiced sealing around a window frame or kitchen worktopThe gates are usually fitted with white silicone O rings which always always leak .
Peel them out, measure the internal diameter and cord size, and order a little bag of nitrile ones off ebay.They work out at pennies each and do the job properly.
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