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Tight Barrel Inspector

Examine heads and staves of tight barrels or kegs.

What does a Tight Barrel Inspector do?

Examines heads and staves of tight barrels or kegs, containing water and compressed air, to determine if they are liquid tight: Rolls and tumbles barrel to spread water over interior of barrel. Examines barrel for faulty stave joints, leaks, loose or defective hoops, and material defects, such as streaks, cross grains, wormholes, and knotholes, in stave and heading material. Marks defects with chalk and rolls barrel to COOPER. May make minor repairs to barrel, such as plugging wormholes, knotholes, and small leaks.