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Old 04-08-2014   #1
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Water Jug Air Hole Issues

Hey has anyone sealed off the rear air hole a lot of water jugs have on them? My jugs have a little white plastic stopper on top of them to help let air in as you pour out water, but I always fear that popping open on a trip and either loosing water or getting river water in with the clean water. Thinking about melting the white plastic plug to seal off the hole, not sure if it will be solid though.

Anyone else have this issue? Maybe cover the hole in epoxy? Try to melt the plastic together like how you weld a broken kayak, but maybe that would make that area brittle and prone to breaking. Just put tape over it?

I know the best solution is to buy nicer jugs, but I already have these and they fit nicely on my setup.

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Old 04-08-2014   #2
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Just duct tape it shut during transport. Worked for years for me until I upgraded.

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Old 04-08-2014   #3
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yeah I always have my jugs up right but Ive seen people use duct tape. If you seal it off you"ll have a hard time pouring the water out.
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Old 04-08-2014   #4
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I pulled the little white thing off, drilled the hole out a little bigger and installed a threaded bolt with rubber washer. Works great. Don't overtighten it, I haven't stripped one yet. I still try to store them upright
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Old 04-08-2014   #5
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I used to lose those stupid white plugs constantly. When I put the filled jug upright into my frame, the pressure on the sides of the jug would jettison them into space. I have a friend who just stuck screws into the vent holes. They still work, but are slow to pour from. Now I use the scepter jugs with the attached air vents. You twist them up for use and down for transport.
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Old 04-08-2014   #6
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another vote for scepter jugs.

I fought most all the issues mentioned till I got scepter jugs.

If it was not the air hole, pour sprout, that little lid thingie or most often either a crack or a friction hole leaking water.

Since going to the scepter jugs no problems. I have a bud who has a mini self bailer raft and he screws down his scepter jug and places it flat under the rower's seat. Also seen this done on bigger rafts but on the little side platforms on double rail frames.
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Old 04-08-2014   #7
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If your going to melt it together, try P-tex. When I fill mine, I use the duct tape method. Works great and is a good indicator as to which jugs have been used or not.
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Old 04-08-2014   #8
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Duct tape always worked fine for us when we used those. Just upgraded for the new season.....

Here's a cheap source of Sceptre style jugs, ($25.99). Buy two and get free shipping.

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Old 04-08-2014   #9
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Who you call an "Air Hole" Buddy?
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Old 04-08-2014   #10
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I like the 2.5 gallon collapsible jugs. Not only the weight factor but the jug goes away when the water is gone.

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