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sausage stuffer help

chevy16001

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i was looking for a sausage stuffer for a while....i went on craigslist and found a stuffer for sale a 15 lb model by the sausage maker company in buffalo ny.....100 bucks so im like hey that seems like a pretty good deal....i went and bought this thing brought it home and try to make snack sticks with it and all the meat squishes out around the piston..there's a big gap in the edges....so i call the company to ask if there is a plastic sleeve or something i can buy....the answer i get is that's why we redesigned it your SoL.... so is there anything i can do or am i screwed?
 

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How big a gap are you talking about between the piston and the wall?
 

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Mcguyver here , get a piece of teflon sheet 3/8 - 1/2 " thick and cut to fit the barrel of the stuffer and attach to the end of the plunger. You may ned to do some shaping to make it fit fairly tight and still slide down the barrel
 

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Mcguyver here , get a piece of teflon sheet 3/8 - 1/2 " thick and cut to fit the barrel of the stuffer and attach to the end of the plunger. You may ned to do some shaping to make it fit fairly tight and still slide down the barrel

Or have a local tech school CNC router a piece for you????? Your screen name suggests that you should be able to figure something out
 

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Isn't there a groove in the piston for a rubber O-ring?
 

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Yea, is the O-Ring missing??

Maybe you can just get a thicker O-Ring.

Todd
 

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Chevy, can ya take some pic's of what ya got. I'm sure there's a way to get it workin.
 

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"i went and bought this thing brought it home and try to make snack sticks with it and all the meat squishes out around the piston..there's a big gap in the edges"
I have been using the 3 lbs "horn style" stuffer by Sausagemaker for 10 years and that guy has a similar problem.  I always take a big sheet of tin foil and fold it several times to just a little larger than the "ram" or "pusher" or whatever it is called.  I crimp it over and that usually seals the edge fairly well.  If it needs a bit more, then just add another sheet to fit.  I know it is a different style stuffer but it may help on yours as well.

 
 
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I read a reveiw that said to use an old sock to wrap around the plunger to stop the meat from backing up through the horn............ I think he was making toe jam sausage...... go figure
 

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By george I think this Dan guy is onto something here. It's the case of the missing O ring.

Now I'm liking Bobs repair idea thou.
 
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Dan nailed the problem. Sausage Maker is very good quality product; I have their 25 lb. stuffer.
 
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chevy16001

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wow didnt expect so many replies so fast....i stuffed some salamis using the largest tube tonight and had some slideby but not nearly as bad.....lemme go take some pics of the situation here for you guys...
 

chevy16001

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it says i dont have permission to create attachments so im not sure how i can give you guys pics......i also found out through the course of all this it's not a 15 pound as advertised it's 10 pound....i made 10 pounds of salamis tonight and it filled it up....that part i dont care though 10 pounds is good for me
 

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Try posting your pic again it should upload it may get stuck in the spam filter but that's not a problem it can be approved and show up
 

chevy16001

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when i click the paperclip button it says you do not have permission to make attachments
 

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try again
 

chevy16001

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this is the 4th time ive tried now....i can email the pictures to one of you so you can see....and then u guys can post them i guess if that would help
 

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this is the 4th time ive tried now....i can email the pictures to one of you so you can see....and then u guys can post them i guess if that would help

Chevy did you click the picture of the picture? its two to the left of the paperclip, that what you want, not the paperclip
 

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