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[pct-l] Re: Water Bags
- Subject: [pct-l] Re: Water Bags
- From: PTODDF@aol.com
- Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 23:37:45 EDT
Mara wrote about the Dromedary bags and leaking. I use the liners for the
Platypus bags, the 3 liter wide mouth, zip lock opening ones. I got a pinhole
leak at a lower flex point after 75-80 miles in the G4 mesh side pocket.
On my last trip, when the drip-drip-drip down the back of the right leg
developed, cleaned the pinhole leak area with stove alcohol and applied about
a 1/2 inch by 1 inch strip of Frost King Weatherseal Tape (Thermwell Products
Co.) I got from Home Depot in L.A. This fixed it and I don't know how long it
will last. I have cleaned a path on the side of the bag with alcohol and
stuck on a 2 inch by 4 inch piece of this stuff for future need.
Hope this helps. Incidentally, this product is no longer carried by Home
Depot, which is why I give the mfg's name. It is a standard "all weather"
tape carried in many hardware stores. I also carry a plastic cap with the
hole for this bag since it looks flimsy and could be miserable if it cracks
in the middle of somewhere.
Todd in Tarzana.
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