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Title: Gamma Seal Lids
Post by: mountainmoma on November 13, 2016, 07:10:13 PM
I have been using these in my panty for a few year, and some are stacked. I have had a couple lids break before, but had concluded that was due to a certain offspring using them to stand on -(dog food bucket...)- so, I replaced.

Now, I just noticed my bottom hard red wheat bucket has a broken lid, I dont know for how long. No one climbed on or did anything to them. But, This is a stack 3 buckets tall, and they are filled with red winter wheat, so they are heavy, and it is the bottom bucket lid that is broken.

Anyone have isue with lids breaking ? Maybe I overstressed by putting 2 buckets on top ? I will also see if I can ge ahold of Gamma Company, I had not seen anything about not stacking them
Title: Re: Gamma Seal Lids
Post by: Morning Sunshine on November 14, 2016, 05:23:42 AM
I have stacked but only two high.  The only one I had break was the one the toddlers stood on to "help" in the kitchen.  so I found something else.
Title: Re: Gamma Seal Lids
Post by: Fixit on November 14, 2016, 05:55:30 AM
Under capacity on U-LINE site stacking load is 50lbs.
Title: Re: Gamma Seal Lids
Post by: Stwood on July 16, 2019, 08:24:46 AM
MM, did you get this resolved?

Last year I had a new outer ring to crack after putting it on. Orange in color.
The seller from Amazon replaced it for me, saying they have had trouble with the orange, breaking where there was a manufacturing divet in the plastic.
Title: Re: Gamma Seal Lids
Post by: Redman on March 13, 2020, 06:31:40 AM
Getting ready to put new lids on a couple buckets and I noticed when I removed the lid that the rings had 4 equally space teats of uneven height. Screwing the lid back in and noticed that the edge of the lid warped a little on the highest teat. I took a sharp knife and cleaned them off as well as I could and they seem to be OK now. Wonder if this could be a source of lid cracking.
Title: Re: Gamma Seal Lids
Post by: Stwood on March 13, 2020, 09:35:04 AM
The lid I have that cracked happened in the center of the lid. Expansion crack I'd say.
Title: Re: Gamma Seal Lids
Post by: Redman on March 13, 2020, 09:56:04 AM
Could be. These I got yesterday are white. The black ones I got couple years ago didn't have the teats but did have a spot in the center of the lid where the sprue was.