Canner Operation Question
I have a Presto #7, I think it's about as old as me, we're both about old enough to join the aarp. It has an accurate enough gauge and a vent pipe knob thing. Would it help if I posted a picture? It was checked over by the OSU county extension service a few weeks ago, she gave me a written report that said the gauge read 1 pound higher than actual, she said that's ok, she said the gasket was fine and it was in good shape and ready to go, and to be sure to bring it back in next year for another check.
Yesterday I used it for the first time. I was able to keep the gauge between 11 and 14 pounds but it was a constant effort. I had to get a chair and sit right in front of my gas stove and monitor the pressure and adjust the flame.
I've read mention of a wiggle jiggle thing that I can buy to ease this, but I can't seem to find enough info to help me figure it out.
Would this be beneficial to do? Is it a direct drop in thing or do you have to change the vent pipe? If so how to do that, is it hard what is involved?
Should I just sell the old Presto #7 and get an All American 915 or 921?
Thanks in advance for all your help, I really appreciate all the experience and knowledge here and the willingness to help us newcomers.