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Finding Replacement Gaskets for Glass Canister

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It can be difficult to find the right sized gasket for an older glass container. This guide is about finding replacement gaskets for glass canister.
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By 0 found this helpful
October 9, 2008

I bought a glass cookie jar that sits on it's side with a wooden lid. The lid has no gasket to fit tight to the jar. Does anyone know where I could get one? I have tried Google and haven't found what I'm looking for yet. Would silicone work on the lid to make a tight fit? I'm hoping someone can help me, I really like the jar. Thanks so much.

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Joyce from Coffeyville, Kansas

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October 9, 20080 found this helpful
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I have two things to suggest. The first is a large, thick rubber band wrapped around the area of the lid that would normally be covered by a gasket. The second is to run a thick band of hot glue in that area to mimick a gasket.

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful
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I would use silicone caulk, but I would put it between two sheets of waxed paper or something. Then I would trim it to fit with scissors. Try looking on eBay first, because there are still manufacturers of those gaskets making them.

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful
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I had a thought of this today after reading this post a couple days ago: Wrap Saran wrap or other similar plastic wrap tightly around the inner part of the lid where the seal is missing.

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Tear off a piece long enough to go around that part of the jar at least one time & twist it starting at a corner very tightly until it is all twisted & secure it. Which ever of the tips by readers work for you, it would be interesting to know!

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October 10, 20080 found this helpful

Hey I like both of those ideas. the rubber band, and the hot glue. I also have a couple of containers that have lost the rubber piece to make it more sealed tighter. Thanks for the suggestions.

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

How about plumber's tape? (It's a white, stretchy tape that I used once to tighten up a salt shaker's lid.)

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January 8, 20110 found this helpful

I found some gaskets to fit my canisters on rubberagemfg.com I have not ordered them yet so I do not know how good their service is.

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Anonymous
September 13, 20160 found this helpful

I would suggest going to a plumbing supply store..

they have dozens and dozens of rubber or silicone gaskets. some of them even have the little lip on one side to put near the locking mechanism

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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

The name of the company that sells these gaskets is Fantes Kitchen Ware. You get 10 in the package for less than $10.00. Go online and look up this company and you will find the gaskets along with a lot of other cool things.

I ordered them after hunting all over the internet for a company that sells them and they arrived at my house in a few days.

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By 0 found this helpful
December 29, 2014

I can't figure out how to measure for the replacements. The inner opening of the jar not the lid is 3 1/4" diameter approximately. The replacements I see say they are 2 3/4" inner diameter.

By Amy

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November 30, 20160 found this helpful
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Take your jar and go to a automotive seals and bearing supply,and they will fit them on the spot, but they're black rubber .or look up polyeurathane belting on nt select right use and diameter buy by the length and join perfect seals using their instructions easy peasy

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December 31, 20140 found this helpful

Those would be the right size for your jars.

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October 28, 20140 found this helpful

I need replacement gaskets for my glass canisters. The gaskets measure 3 5/8" inside diameter
. Do you know where I can get these?

By Joyce H

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October 29, 20140 found this helpful

If you get any answers would you be kind enough to post on here, thank you (I need some, too).

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October 30, 20140 found this helpful

I ordered mine from Fantes Kitchen Wares-I found them online about 2 years ago. The shipment arrived fast and I was very satisfied with the rubber gaskets.

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August 13, 20150 found this helpful

looking for a canister gasket - inside diameter 3 5/8"

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June 22, 20170 found this helpful

Ifound some at bed bath and beyonds online. a set of 6 was 2.99

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By 0 found this helpful
June 28, 2015

I am looking for replacement rubber seals for these Goodwood brand cookie jars from the 1980s.

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June 30, 20150 found this helpful

If you can't find their website, you may have to use those tough purple veggie rubber bands. I hope that helps. PBP

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July 3, 20150 found this helpful

If you cannot find the actual gaskets, try using elastic headbands, which are about1/2inch wide, and can be found in the hair care section. You could cut it to length, and glue the cut ends together. Perhaps you may find a size that will fit without cutting. I bought a pack of these to use to hold the plastic garbage bags in my kitchen trash and they work well.

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April 3, 20170 found this helpful

take the lid, go to an auto parts store and have them fit it with a large plump "O" ring... All fixed. Ov course wash the "O" ring thouroughly.

Ken

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March 21, 20130 found this helpful

I'm looking for seals for my glass canisters. I need 3 1/2 inch in size. Where can I find some?

By Tonya Y from Joshua, TX

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March 22, 20130 found this helpful

The best places would be thrift stores or garage sales. Sometimes you find more that you expect for very little money.

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March 22, 20130 found this helpful

I found several listings at Amazon.com when I Googled "gaskets for glass canisters". Good luck!

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March 25, 20130 found this helpful

My Ace Hardware reliably has them! If not there, then Sur la Table, but they're bound to be more expensive there.

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By 0 found this helpful
June 30, 2017

I am looking for replacement gaskets for a jar that has a 5" outer ring with 4" inner ring and also a 7 1/2" outer ring with 6 1/2" inner ring.

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June 30, 20170 found this helpful

You can go to any hardware or hobby store. Bring your gasket with you (or the jar lid) to make sure it's the right fit.

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July 1, 20170 found this helpful

These sound like unusual jars so you might be better off taking them to an old fashion neighborhood hardware store (where they still have inventory from the 80's or 90's) if one is available in your area. If not, then someplace like Ace or True Value might be able to help you find at least one or two of what size you need.

Try Google with "old fashion hardware stores (your zip)" and you may find something in your area (big name stores will also pop up so ignore those) and plan a nice trip one day to several stores with maybe a coffee break at a never before visited cafe.

There are all sorts of gaskets for jars (rolled, gel rolled for grooved slots, flat, rubber or synthetic) so if you take your jars and lids with you someone may be able to help find something that will work.

Of course, if this something that is really necessary and not just something "wanted" then you may have to order custom made but these would be expensive. Auto stores sell a variety of gasket material to make your own but I'm not sure if any of these are safe for food.

Here is a link to a site that makes custom gaskets (they made a gasket for a very old pressure cooker) but it might take a lot of photos.

http://www.cust … s/BellJarGaskets

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March 26, 20150 found this helpful

I have a glass cookie jar with a glass lid. There is no gasket or other way to "seal" the lid and keep the cookies fresher. I need a rubber/silicone gasket 5-1/2" interior size.

By Jo C

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March 27, 20150 found this helpful

Could you wrap a wide large rubber band or several narrow ones around either the lid or the top of the jar to act as a seal?

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August 4, 20160 found this helpful

Hey Joe!

I have that same 5.5 casket situation! Did you ever find a match? We love the Glass and Wood!

Would love it if during the year you find some resource!

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By 0 found this helpful
September 29, 2015

I am trying to figure out the proper size replacement rubber seal for a 1/4L jar? I just bought a used jar and the rubber seal is basically dried out. Thank you in advance.

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September 30, 20150 found this helpful

If you kept it just make a template of it or keep it intact in a zip lock baggie and take it to the store. Easy Peasy!!

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By 0 found this helpful
July 4, 2015

I have several drug store style apothecary jars of various sizes and differing lid sizes as well. I would love to use them as canisters, but cannot find the proper gaskets for them. One of them had the black "tab". Any suggestions, besides rubber bands would help.

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July 6, 20150 found this helpful

A very easy online search for "glass jar gaskets" produced many replies. You can try a search yourself or Amazon has many sources for various gasket sizes.

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April 18, 20150 found this helpful

Where can I get a clear, silicone gasket for a 5 inch food canister? I can find the canister and the gasket, but I just need the gasket.

By Paul

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April 19, 20150 found this helpful

I live in the Pacific Northwest and have seen gaskets only at McLendons Hardware. A web search turned up many suppliers.

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April 5, 20150 found this helpful

It is flat, 3.5" inside, 5" outside. Anyone know where I can find a kitchen canister gasket like that?

By Donald

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By 0 found this helpful
February 17, 2015

I purchased an extra large Meloni jar minus the seal for air tightness. Any idea where this can be purchased?

By Cheryl N

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January 28, 20150 found this helpful

The gasket measures 2 7/8" inside and 3 7/8" outside with a small lift tab. How or where can I get a replacement?

By Connie R

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December 22, 20140 found this helpful

I am looking for a replacement 3.5 inch round glass jar lid with gasket only for my ice tea glass jar dispenser with spigot. I measured the round inner jar top dimensions. I live in NYC or website locations would also be good. Thank You!

By Owen

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