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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2018, 08:51:49 AM »
Electrolytes. No nighttime leg cramps in three days.

 8) 8) 8) Fill me in. I had one the other night, I was ready to saw my right one off

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2018, 09:13:32 AM »
I can't find the link now. The last time I looked electrolytes were recommended to correct electrolyte imbalance that can be caused by dehydration, medicines such as statins, others. Leg cramps have similar causes apparently. As I recall now I was having a bout of diarrhea and leg cramps and electrolytes were recommended for fluid replacement to help both. I got a bottle Pedialyte, Wally brand, and drank it. Both have been relieved. BTW the electrolyte solution tasted better at room temp.

I discovered some of my meds could be contributing to the cramps and dehydration. Also that one of the BP meds might help the cramps. That one I often forget in the evening, being more careful about that now.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2018, 09:29:50 AM »
Thanks  ;) I'll ck that out.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2018, 06:57:22 AM »
The leg cramps is also a sign of low Potassium. Have that checked next time you see your doctor. That is what happened to hubby and he is now on precription potassium. No more problem. The pedioliye has potassium in it so that should also help if levels are not real low like hubby's was. Glad you are doing better with that.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2018, 08:21:01 AM »
Managed to snag 100 (bulk) Ball regular mouth lids on Ebay. $18.00 shipped.

Not a super duper deal, but very decent for prices these days.

I think some of those sellers think canning lids are large gold coins.  :o

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2018, 08:48:02 AM »
Not to shabby.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2018, 09:52:22 AM »

I think some of those sellers think canning lids are large gold coins.  :o

Sure, why not ? Look at the whole virtual coin thing, at least the "gold" jar lids are tangible

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2018, 09:26:45 AM »
Has anyone noticed the prices of canning jars and lids. Seems the prices are going up higher this year than last year.  Need to go to the second hand stores to try to find some as they don't usually have any when I go but will look again as well as the yard sells.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2018, 11:26:55 AM »
Has anyone noticed the prices of canning jars and lids. Seems the prices are going up higher this year than last year.  Need to go to the second hand stores to try to find some as they don't usually have any when I go but will look again as well as the yard sells.

I haven't really noticed them getting higher but noticed they haven't been on sale at the same lower prices as last years. Of course I also noticed that produce prices have risen noticeable over previous years prices.

I was looking at the Fresh Preserving site this morning and they don't show any prices just say "buy at Walmart". Wonder if there will be the sale on jars like last year.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2018, 02:18:12 PM »
I haven't searched jars and lids for about a month now.
Jars seem to be the same retail prices as last year. Lids have gone up in most stores that I've seen, except for Menard's. $1.76 for RM lids is still a decent price compared to most retailers. Our Walmart has RM for $2.28 and I won't buy em for that price.

I keep searching Amazon and Ebay and pick up a deal once in a while.
Also our Amish store sells lids (RM) .16 and (WM) for .19
That's in paper tubes of 120 lids. Not to bad, and I try and pick up a tube when we hit that place.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2018, 05:35:02 PM »
Somehow I prefer to buy from Menards rather than Walmart that is 2 miles away even though I have to pay shipping. Overall price comes out about the same. Can I help it if I don't want to help WalMart and Amazon take over the world?

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2018, 05:40:13 PM »
Can I help it if I don't want to help WalMart and Amazon take over the world?

They probably wouldn't even notice the missing pennies we throw their way.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2018, 05:43:30 PM »
No, they've got the hoards hooked.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2018, 05:07:36 PM »
I ran across a stash of jars today. I stopped in a place looking for possibly having some wire shelving units that I got one there before.
He has over a hundred cases he bought 10-15 years ago and never used them. I couldn't get him to price them. He want to get them all in one spot first.  ::)
He said maybe in a week..................

I'm gonna stay on him.  ;D

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2018, 05:49:12 PM »
Stay on him. I got no idea of a price but something for the lot that he can't turn down. If you can.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2018, 05:55:29 PM »
I was thinking 5.00 a case. That long ago, was probably what he paid for them.

Yea I'm gonna stay on him.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2018, 06:02:48 PM »
I wasn't going to throw any numbers out but if I was that would be the number.  :clap: in lieu of the thumbs up this place doesn't have and I don't want to go on a raid.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2018, 07:00:45 AM »
Nice find, stwood. I'll bet he'll be glad to sell them at that price and get rid of the whole lot at once.

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« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2018, 08:16:44 AM »
I hope so. I have to go back there in a week to check

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2018, 03:57:02 PM »
Snagged 9 older boxes of WM off of Ebay and was looking them over today.
Ball boxes has Costco stickers on them. 59 cents
Kerr boxes have stickers with .93 cents.

The side of the ball boxes are advertising their ball canning book. 150 some page book if you mail in $2.00 for it.  :rofl: That's been a while back.
Lids all are in great shape.

Also got 3 boxes of red rubber seals in the deal. Anyone need those?  :popcorn:

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2018, 04:10:22 PM »
Wonder if that is a per each price or so old that is a box price.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2018, 04:18:43 PM »
Box price. I'm thinking 30-40 year old boxes. About the oldest boxes I remember.
Boxes are thicker, as the lids are not stacked together like the present (new) lids are now.
They are packaged reversed of each other. 2 seals facing, 2 tops facing, etc etc. Keeps the rubber seal compound from touching anything.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2018, 04:28:05 PM »
Oh my mistake, I understood jars with lids and bands.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2018, 05:10:19 PM »
I have never had any problem with using older lids... I just get them well soaked in hot water before using... let us know how it works for you...

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2018, 05:36:05 PM »
Ok

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2018, 06:05:00 PM »
I have never had any problem with using older lids... I just get them well soaked in hot water before using... let us know how it works for you...

Somewhere, I can't find it now, I posted about boiling used lids and using them for vacuum sealing. Works OK so far. Used lids not boiled to expand the seals haven't worked for me in vacuum sealing. Pretty sure that's not what ya'll are taking about though.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2018, 06:54:10 AM »
Somewhere, I can't find it now, I posted about boiling used lids and using them for vacuum sealing. Works OK so far. Used lids not boiled to expand the seals haven't worked for me in vacuum sealing. Pretty sure that's not what ya'll are taking about though.

I was referring to canning use of the lids. That being said, I haven't had a problem with vacuum sealing with previously-used lids. I never had to soak them in hot water first, either. ymmv.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2018, 06:58:25 AM »
Yeah I know but I had to throw that in about vacuum sealing. Probably shouldn't have but I have had used lids that were not boiled come right off with the sealing adapter.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2018, 08:16:37 AM »
Not sure about yours, but our foodsaver jar adaptor is a pain in the kahootie sometimes.
Tempted to put it under the hydraulic press sometimes. Can't seem to get enough downward pressure for the vac to take over. Warming the lids like you do Red may be the ticket

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2018, 08:40:53 AM »
Problem I have is getting the bloody thing off. 90% of the time the gasket rolls up and stays on the jar. Another thing I've noticed is that after vacuuming with that Foodsaver Handheld doohickey I sometimes use my MityVac on it. I can pull almost 30 inches of mercury with it. Sometimes that will cause the lid to pop off. Maybe it distorts the seal and it comes loose. Haven't had a problem when I've used new lids. The whole thing is weird.