Prepare yourself with this pack of ten gamma-seal pail kit. Emergency food supplies or other products can be kept in this air-tight pail. Pet food, boat supplies, or other items can be stored safely and dry with this water-resistant pail....more
23 January 2013:
I bought this kit in May 2012 and it sat in my garage (Indianapolis area) until September 2012 when I snapped 3 adapter rings onto 3 pails, put bags of humidity sensitive contents (2 with bulk rice bags and 1 with a box of gunpowder) into each pail and left them in the garage. I accessed each one periodically to use its contents. Last week, I brought one of the pails containing rice into the house, removed the lid, accessed the contents and cooked dinner. The pail and lid warmed up in the house for a couple hours and when went to spin the lid back into the adapter ring, I noticed the adapter ring had spit about 1/3 of the way around the pail - not good, the airtight and leak-proof storage container is no longer airtight and leak-proof. I sent an email message and photo to Gamma Seal reporting the problem and requesting a new Gamma Seal lid. The next day, I checked another of the 3 pails living in the garage and found it's adapter ring had split, too. I forwarded the previous message with a photo of the second product failure to Gamma Seal with a request for a new lid and replacement of the gunpowder. I have yet to receive any acknowledgement from Gamma Seal.
HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO RELY ON THIS PRODUCT TO KEEP AIR AND MOISTURE OUT OF THE CONTAINER???
BEWARE: GAMMA SEAL LIDS FAIL WITH NORMAL USE.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Image shown on Overstock site matches actual product.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Gamma Seal Lid failures causing contents to become unprotected and exposed to environment
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of Gamma Seal Lids provided with this kit is poor, pail adapter rings fail with moderate thermal changes
These are just what we needed for our prepping needs, the screw on top with a rubber seal is just so practical and handy. The rings were a little difficult to get on so I took a 1'' x 4" x 24" piece of wood and used my (body weight) knee and palm of my hand to press down center to center... then turn it from side to side and did the same working my way around, if you end up with to much bucket rim on one side just take the ring off and start over. These are so worth the price to securely store food and items in case of storms or other natural disasters. One bucket will hold 50lbs of white sugar with no room to spare.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? actual image
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
This is an amazing opportunity and it will not last. Just a quick look around the internet will show you how crazy expensive these food-grade, resealable, six gallon pails with resealable "gamma" lids are....everywhere.
These are good for SO MANY THINGS-- I like them for storing/stacking 'different categories' of baking/cooking supplies in my pantry-- I can leave the supplies right in their own containers, or put them in 'bulk'. I use the pails with the RED covers for a sort of 72-hour kit (one for each family member, stored in a place where we could easily grab them and LEAVE if we had to)!
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Excellent!
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on!
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Super!
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