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loose cork stopper

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I had the cork stopper in my headjoint replaced less than a year ago and this summer it came loose. I moistened it a bit with water and put it back in, that seemed to work for a while, the cork absorbed the humidity and swelled but now it's loose again.
Does anyone know of a way to keep it from drying out again? I'm thinking maybe cork grease.
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These corks need to be really large when being installed. I use a steel rod to get them in when they are new. I usually find that they rarely last more than 5 years. Still cheap at under a dollar.
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