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Old 01-22-2011, 10:46 AM
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I'm looking for a good value can sealer or can seamer, preferably hand operated. Can someone please point me in the right direction

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Do a google search. I did thinking they would be much more expensive than they are. However, I found that the cost of shipping the cans would be too much for me.
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I did an exhaustive search for the same. I found them too expensive and I am just going to go the Mylar bag and bucket route. good luck.
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Here are some sources:

http://www.houseofcans.com/open_top_can_sealers.html

http://www.ehcan.com/CanSealers.html

http://ww66.com/index.asp

http://www.canningpantry.com/all-ame...n-sealers.html

http://canwrapit.com/Business.htm#Large_Starter_Kit
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I think they run 800 to 1000 bucks. Too expensive to justify unless you plan on canning-up a pile of goods big enough to cover the investment. The one I use is property of the head of a large extended family.

Never thought about shipping costs for the cans. I agree it might be too high to justify as well. If you live near an LDS drypack facility it would be worth your while to check and see how much they charge to rent a sealer, or even if you can go there and can your stuff up on-site.

By the way........none of those pictured on the links provided above looks like the ones I've used. Ours is electric powered with a laterally operated sealing lever. It clamps to a table top using c-clamps.
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Thanks guys, I'm surprised how expensive they are and the shipping to the UK would make them even more so... and that's without the actual cans!

Unfortunately we don't have LDS facilities here to my knowledge but I'd still be tempted to save up and get a can sealer which I could then offer as a service to fellow UK preppers.
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What is the difference in using a sealed #10 can to store, say lentils, versus an unused paint can with a sealed lid? Both would need oxygen absorbers of course.
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What is the difference in using a sealed #10 can to store, say lentils, versus an unused paint can with a sealed lid? Both would need oxygen absorbers of course.
This is an interesting alternative to using machine-sealed #10 cans. Has anyone investigated this avenue?
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It's a nice idea, but I think paint cans and lids would be too expensive if you were doing more than a few cans. Mylar would still be the cheapest and, IMO, more dependable as far as keeping oxygen out long-term.
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What is the difference in using a sealed #10 can to store, say lentils, versus an unused paint can with a sealed lid? Both would need oxygen absorbers of course.


regular un-used paint cans, available in some paint departments, aren't food grade .... retails for around $4 each .... cans that are lined for food grade purposes are rare and super expensive .... used food grade 5 gallon buckets are $0-$2 each ..... just not economical
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