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OfflineVisigoth
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normal time to reach 15 psi??
    #583287 - 03/19/02 01:19 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Last night I noticed some steam leaking out of my PC where the lid meets the pan. I also noticed from the time I put the lid on after the water was boiling it took a little while to get up to 15 psi. I was wondering how long it is supposed to take since there's a possibility my seal may need replacing. Anyone?? Thanks!!!!

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Re: normal time to reach 15 psi?? [Re: Visigoth]
    #583357 - 03/19/02 02:31 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

After pot comes to a full boil, it takes about 5-8 minutes for my PC to start whistling. But, there is never supposed to be steam coming from lid. that means you have a breach in your rubber ring, therefore your PC is not usable- in my opinion. Steam comes from the little metal guage, so the pot doesn't explode, but leaking from the side will never give you a true 15psi, so you'd do better to lower your gas, and cook longer.

Boiling would do you the same amount of good, in a shallow pan and tight lid for an hour or more.

I'm not a PC expert, but I do use the pot to cook food as well as canning jars, and anyone who uses it will tell you your PC is not a PC anymore becaue of the leak.

Try looking in a houswares store for a new rubber ring, that may solve all of your problems. Hope this helps.

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Re: normal time to reach 15 psi?? [Re: Visigoth]
    #583386 - 03/19/02 03:20 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

It can take anywhere from 5 - 30 minutes to reach full pressure depending in the size of your pressure cooker.

It can be normal for a bit of steam to escape around the lid before pressure is reached, depending on your PC's design. Your gasket could be old though. The rubber should be soft, not hard. Also it may have shrunk. A temporary fix could be to gently stretch it out as they will shrink over time. You should be able to get a new gasket for a couple bucks if you need a new one. If they don't make them for your model anymore then it's probably time to invest in a new one.


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Re: normal time to reach 15 psi?? [Re: Visigoth]
    #583431 - 03/19/02 04:16 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

There is no such thing as a "normal" amount of time. There are too many variables, such as size, amount of jars, initial water temp, altitude, and BTU's of your stove. Probably more that are not coming to mind.

If you need a new ring you can probably get it here:
http://www.pressurecooker-outlet.com/
Another poster here found this link. Don't remember who, but he or she deserves the credit.


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Re: normal time to reach 15 psi?? [Re: Visigoth]
    #583834 - 03/20/02 02:12 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I have a 21 quart All-america, metal to metal contact so no gasket, it takes exactly 14 minutes on my cheap gas stove to get to 15psi.
I used to use cheap Wear-ever (15 qt. I think) cookers. It could take up to 30 minutes for those crappy cookers to reach 15 psi. And the gaskets always leaked from day 1 for the two cookers I owned.


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Re: normal time to reach 15 psi?? [Re: Visigoth]
    #583879 - 03/20/02 03:24 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

If your gasket is just hard and not cracked, soak it in some alchohol. That will make it swell a little and soft again like new. It also works for winsheild wipers that have started to skip. Hope that helps.:peace:


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Re: normal time to reach 15 psi?? [Re: Axias]
    #584163 - 03/20/02 01:07 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Leaky pressure cookers still do the job.

Over and out.


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Re: normal time to reach 15 psi?? [Re: ]
    #584179 - 03/20/02 01:31 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

>Leaky pressure cookers still do the job.
....of steaming, but not of pressure cooking.

Leaking pressure cookers are crap.


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Re: normal time to reach 15 psi?? [Re: Visigoth]
    #584843 - 03/21/02 03:21 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

This really depends on the size of the cooker and the heating source. A small cooker on a large gas stove should reach 15 psi in 10 minutes or so.




This monster takes about 25 minutes to reach 15 psi on an electrical heating plate:



Leaking pressure cookers are really a pain in the *ss. Always have a spare rubber gasket ready to replace it once it's needed.


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