|6th August 2013, 10:25 PM||#1|
Honey Jars & Lids Problems
Well only another problem seems everything I order to do with bees goes wrong somewhere.
I ordered 12oz Hex jars (84 pack) from a company, 100 gold tamper stickers, 100 gold honeycomb 63 mm lids.
Well its all arrived after getting sent to wrong address, meh it happens not everyone perfect.
I spent this evening sterilizing all jars/lids getting jarring tank/bucket ready and i was all ready to start jarring properly for the first time/season.
Jarred up 1 jar of honey a couple air bubbles but that I'm not worried with, went to put the lid on and what do i find they DON'T LOCK tight. I screw them on a little tight then POP the lid comes loose!!
Anyone had this problem before????? I've just pretty much wasted the whole evening and now I know next time to check the lids and jars first but tbh that's not the point I'm annoyed.
|6th August 2013, 10:54 PM||#2|
I understand your annoyance - you must get on the phone to your supplier first thing tomorrow and explain the problem, maybe they just sent the wrong lids for the jars?
Personally never had a problem with stuff bought from any of the UK bee equipment suppliers......they know we can alwats come on here and trash their business
|6th August 2013, 11:02 PM||#3|
There are twist lids and screw lids, they are different and fit different threads on the jars, methinks you ordered or were sent the wrong ones for the jars. Easy mistake!
|6th August 2013, 11:07 PM||#4|
this is what both products say
1 pack contains:84 jars.
63mm lid size required.
Dimensions:Height 98mm, Accross Corners 78mm, Neck Finish 63mm.
1 pack contains:100 lids.
If ordering multiples of 100 lids please indicate if you need them bagged separately. Please choose lid colour from drop down menu below.
Is there such a thing as over tightening the lid which makes it pop or should this not be happening end of?
|6th August 2013, 11:20 PM||#5|
As said earlier check you have correct lid style for jars twist and screw don't work together. and like any thread you can over tighten and stretch thread, hence pop I assume.
Just hand tight and then tip jar upside down honey then gives a final seal.
|6th August 2013, 11:23 PM||#6|
As per richardbees above.
Check with your supplier that those things are intended to fit together.
It sounds as though the threads aren't matched.
"For the beginner I feel there is considerable advantage in using a glass, or clear plastic, crown board to cover the bees." -- Ted Hooper, Guide to Bees and Honey
"Polycarbonate is better than glass, and preferably with no hole in it." -- itma
"Alligators and fire ants are considered dangerous under the Rules of Golf. Rattlesnakes and bees fall under the same heading... you are entitled to a free drop on the nearest spot that is no closer to the hole and out of danger" -- [Decision 1-4/10]
|6th August 2013, 11:30 PM||#7|
Keep death off the roads - learn to fly instead.
|6th August 2013, 11:42 PM||#9|
I suspect you have the right lids for the jars though.
.....and who said beekeeping was a leisurely pursuit?