Can we use bubblegum to fix a gladhand seal leak?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Flankenfurter, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    agreed. but with drivers in the past selling items off the truck, in fact, the mega company Schneider, for the longest time, stopped installing even simple cjeap AM radios, as drivers were selling them for either fuel or food...and that ain't no lie.

    but i am going back to the late 1980's to mid 1990's.

    in fact too, i worked for a company, owned by the man, who founded Overnite. that company he owned was Highway Express.

    NO radios what so ever, you had to buy one, they would wire up and supply the connections, and you have a radio you can switch out from truck to truck.

    so also to keep down expensive inventory, many companies i worked for, put a strict limit on what you could have. then, return the broken part, and get another one for your care package.
     
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  3. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    No kidding
    I even keep the old one if replaced just in case it’s better than the net failed seal issue
     
  4. lglavish

    lglavish Bobtail Member

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    Always carry extras.
     
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  5. Flankenfurter

    Flankenfurter Light Load Member

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    Great advice everyone. Thanks so much. Better than a school here.

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  6. Pmracing

    Pmracing Road Train Member

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    I have done that with success many times. Not using my tongue though. Sometimes the glad seals fold a bit when you rotate the handle to the locked position. Some lube on the seal allows the rubbers to slide to prevent that.

    Mikeeee
     
  7. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    What you talk in’ bout?
    Everybody knows! All you needs to fix anything is a hammer and duct tape! If either can’t fix it. It can’t be fixed! :)
     
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  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Hammer, duct tape and WD40.;)
     
  9. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Sometimes if ones leaking, you can loose it just a little leaving it hooked up, and push it tight again. Doing it fast, leak stops.
     
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  10. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    There's also the remove it and put it back in. Sometimes the disconnecting and reconnecting airlines causes it to get a little out of shape.
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Would you take one from another driver who kept one warm in one of those places? o_O :biggrin_25523:
     
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