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Leaky Chickie Pails

Hey everyone,

My 4.25 gallon galvanized chickie pails have started to leak. There are no holes in them; they leak (really slowly) out the seams, because the clear sealant stuff they put in them at the factory has gotten brittle.

I'm wondering if anyone knows of something I can use to re-seal them? It would have to be something that can withstand heat, because I use a blaster to heat dish water.

I could just use them as they are. The leaks are pretty slow. But if it's easy to seal them up again, I'd rather do that.

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Heh. Cool idea, thanks. I turned off my TV for good a few years ago, so I had forgotten about that stuff.

I looked it up, and once it's cured, it's good to 350 degrees. That will definitely work, unless I space out and boil my dish water dry. It's also purportedly food grade*, so there's a greater likelihood of getting sick from "mystery meat dutch oven surprise" than from the sealant in the chickie pails.

*Except, of course, in California.
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Clear RTV silicone sealant should handle normal boiling temps, too (I think it's rated to 500 or 550F)
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I might try Sika flex. It's polyurethane and about the toughest sealant I've ever used. You will not be able to remove it once it hardens. Don't get it on you hands, it takes about a week to remove.
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Ive heard of people soldering them. Silver solder or pipe solder would probably work.
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A couple other options might be a bead from a welder around the seam, would want to have Lots of fresh air with the Galvy burning off, and need to hit them with fresh galvy from a spray can afterwards. Might be tricky with the thin metal, but I have pulled off welding some thin stuff before, and I am a beginner, so could work.
The red high heat silicone would also probably do it, I believe you can find a food grade version on Amazon.
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On second thought, scrap the welding idea, I think it would be a pain in the ass, solder would be better if you went that route, or go with a sealant.
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They make a high heat silicone
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On second thought, scrap the welding idea, I think it would be a pain in the ass, solder would be better if you went that route, or go with a sealant.
Split the difference maybe and do some bronze braze?

I'd love a river solution for this. Ceiba gave us a bucket that was basically useless and it would have been great to field fix it. Only thing I can really think of is to bring the stuff with you to fix it. I usually bring a Bernzomatic blow torch, so could maybe do some soldering.
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