A gamma lid is a great way to ensure that air, water, chemicals and other toxins don’t get inside your food storage. These lids allow you to create a screw-on top for easy, secure access to your foods. They can be fastened to an array of different sized buckets 3.5 – 7 gallons.
Besides keeping out elements, gamma lids are also great because they’re easy to open and close. Instead of having to dig your nails and fingertips into the lid each time, you can easily open this with a turn of the wrist!
- A gamma lid
- A heavy duty storage bucket
- A rubber mallet
Step 1: Remove old lid
You’ll want to take the old lid off the storage bucket. Since you’ll be putting the new one on, feel free to throw that one away.
Step 2: Install the ring
The gamma lid comes in two parts, the lid itself and the ring. This step can sometimes take a while but here are a few tips:
Install the ring by placing it on the rim of the bucket. Firmly press the lid down as far as you can. Hold the ring in place as you firmly hit the ring with a rubber mallet. Don’t hit hard enough to create dents. Make sure that the ring is secured evenly on the bucket.
If you’ve having difficulty keeping the ring level, you can use a wide board to help you. Lay the board so that it covers the whole circumference of the lid. Then push down firmly on all sides and hammer. This should distribute your force evenly.
Step 3: Screw on the lid
Gamma lids are simple to use – just screw the lid in to the ring! By screwing and unscrewing the lid, you prevent moisture, air and other elements from getting in or out of your bucket!
The Ready Store’s gamma lids come with an airtight rubber ring around their lids. This will help further prevent leakage.
Gamma lids come in a few different colors. For example, The Ready Store’s gamma lids come in blue and white. This could be a great way to organize and track your food storage quickly.
Removing a gamma lid
Step 1: Best of luck!