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Old 07-15-2016   #21
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Does anyone make a sealable lid for the 4 gallon square buckets?
Much better for packing and less wasted space being square.

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Old 07-15-2016   #22
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Life latch makes square buckets also. Life Latch® Square Pails | U.S. Plastic Corp. In my experience the life latch buckets last a long time and are more water proof than gamma seal.

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Old 07-15-2016   #23
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I just like the availability of the standard 5 gallon buckets, regular tops etc. You can also get free 3 gallon buckets from your local grocery bakery.
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Old 07-26-2016   #24
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Ok, thanks for posting this thread up. It has made me look at my gamma lids (in advance of a MFS trip).

Oh Boy! I have a few of the 3 and 5 gal buckets with gamma lids that I've used for food, charcoal, sundries, etc. over time, so I wanted to convert one of them into a "lighter" weight groover. Glad I decided to test them for water-tightness to see which would be the best for the groover.... Guess what, THEY ALL LEAKED. That's probably not a surprise to anyone... but all the o rings looked to be in good shape, all lids were sealed tight. Putting about a gallon of water in them and inverting the bucket caused all 3 of them to leak from the seal almost immediately. I'm not talking about a few drops, but a nice stream.. like my dog makes on the fire-hydrant...

I thought I'd drop a few more $$ on plastics and took "rivers2run" advice and got a couple 'lip-lock" Life-Latch buckets and lids. Test re-performed with only a few minimal drops of water released. Much happier now knowing that I am not going to use the gamma seal buckets for anything real important. Especially the poo stew. As always, YMMV.
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Old 07-26-2016   #25
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They really are better but watch the vapor lock if you reseal them in heat they can be a bugger to open also if you close them at altitude.
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I can’t recommend the o-rings I got from freckleface…..the rings themselves are nice, good rubber, fit tight. But….the diameter of the material itself is way smaller than the original o-ring. I don’t even think it makes contact with the female side of the lid when it’s tightened down. Water gushed out when I tested it.

The search continues. I emailed gamma about new rings, no reply yet.
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Old 08-01-2016   #27
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You can get the complete gamma lid at Lowe's for 20$

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$7.25 at home depot.

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