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#13796 - 03/10/03 10:12 PM help please - looking for a circular tin?
Anonymous
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Greetings from the UK,

I'm looking for a source of circular tins, about the size of a beer can with a screw top. Reckon I can use the empty tin as a pot/cup. Any advice would be appreciated.

thank you in advance

Billy Boy

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#13797 - 03/10/03 10:54 PM Re: help please - looking for a circular tin?
Anonymous
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try TK maxx, if you have one anywhere near you. they have some very interesting stainless steel storage tins, the lids are only friction fit, but could be easily improved with a couple of turns of tape.

cheers, and.

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#13798 - 03/10/03 10:57 PM Re: help please - looking for a circular tin?
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Hi !

I haven't found screwing lids.

To make car's PSKs, I plan to use normal tin cans and plastic lids : those lids come with tuna rillettes cans ("Petit Navire" brand - quite good stuff !!).
I figure sealing the plastic lid with two turns of electrical tape should make a waterproof container.

Alain
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#13799 - 03/10/03 11:21 PM Re: help please - looking for a circular tin?
Schwert Offline
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
I have not found screw on lids but you may want to look at the waterproof stainless food containers from Olicamp. These have spring clamp lids.

I have looked at, but did not buy the small size one.



These are available in 0.5, 0.75, 1.5, 2 L sizes. Not exactly beer can shape but may work.

Search on Olicamp but this image is from:

http://www.campstuff.com/acatalog/Individual_Cook_Pots.html


Edited by Schwert (03/10/03 11:22 PM)

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#13800 - 03/11/03 10:15 AM Re: help please - looking for a circular tin?
Anonymous
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Guys, thanks. There are some good products here. I'll follow up on them.

Billyboy

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#13801 - 03/11/03 11:39 AM Re: help please - looking for a circular tin?
Anonymous
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Air rifle pellets come in circular tins with screw on lids. They are not very deep though. They are made very well and come in various sizes. Mac

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#13802 - 03/11/03 02:55 PM Re: help please - looking for a circular tin?
dBu24 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 81
Loc: IL
ILLY coffee comes in very nice round tins with screw on lids, 140 mm tall by 85mm dia. And once you taste the coffee, you'll have as many tins as you like (yum yum) <img src="images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#13803 - 03/12/03 01:35 AM Re: help please - looking for a circular tin?
AyersTG Offline
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Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 1272
Loc: Upper Mississippi River Valley...
Good tip - thanks. About 5 " x 3 11/32 " hmmm - those are almost the perfect size for a project I've been thinking about; I can modify a couple of things in the project and they would be fine. Kind of spendy coffee, though... about $11 a can?

What are the cans made of? The web pics suggest a spun aluminium can, but I can't tell for certain. Likewise, gauge - maybe twice the thickness of a pop can? I assume that there is a thin rubber-like gasket ring glued to the inside of the lid - do tell, is there?

I'll check the local joints this week, but if you can shed some more light on the cans I'd appreciate it. Thanks again!

Tom

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#13804 - 03/12/03 03:18 PM Re: help please - looking for a circular tin?
dBu24 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 81
Loc: IL
The ILLY can is made of plain ordinary steel sheet,like any conserve tin. Inside the lid is a plastic insert that serves as both a seal and as the thread. Speaking high quality coffee, that lid sits very well and provides a very tight sealing,otehrwise,as you know, that divine coffee will lose it's aroma,get old and cause you heartburn.
<img src="images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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