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Old 03-05-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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any canner experts have a brain i can pick?

I have my grandmas old canner I ordered all new stuff for (gasket gauge weight/petcock) I guy the stuff in the mail but some of its different than what was on the original canner I need someone who can look at picks and tell me the names and functions of these pieces please! I would hate to wait until I have a huge basket of things needing canned before I get it all figured out!

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here's a pic the old petcock and weight on the left and new one the right (along with a new vent pipe) the old one says to turn the weight until it locks in place and then screw the petcock down. I was playing with the new one and it doesn't screw down on the new vent pipe it just sits on top is that right? when they sent me a copy of the instructions that originally would have came with my canner all of the info refers to the old petcock not the new

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I know nothing of canning but we now have a homesteading forum. Maybe post over there and ask I'm sure someone can answer you!

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Yea you have to message them. I've never done it though.

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Re: any canner experts have a brain i can pick?

Return the items you purchased and BUY A NEW CANNER.

Old pressure cookers and canners are more dangerous then there modern versions, they are the ones that used to blow up and burn houses down. They are not worth messing with, you can get a huge modern one for $200 and if you only need a smaller one you can pick it up for around $50.
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can a mod move this? I font know how from my phone :/
You can't move threads yourself. Mode have too. You can pm them.
....but I agree. Return the parts and get a new one. I'm not a huge canned but the old ones are a no go for me.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #8
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Re: any canner experts have a brain i can pick?

I have an old pressure canner (30+ years?) and these parts are not familiar to me. Mine only has a weight that sits on the steam vent and the only thing I tighten is the lid on the pot. I'd call the company and talk to someone.

What brand is the canner?
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I have an old pressure canner (30+ years?) and these parts are not familiar to me. Mine only has a weight that sits on the steam vent and the only thing I tighten is the lid on the pot. I'd call the company and talk to someone.

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I'm thinking if you replace the vent part, then the new weight just sets on top of the new vent. That's how mine works. Maybe if you post a picture of the whole canner I could tell you for sure. I've canned on older canners before. If you are careful, and know what you are doing, they aren't as dangerous as some people make them out to be. But if you are in doubt, then I would call Presto and talk to somebody about it.
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