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Unread postAuthor: Panzerfaust » Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:10 pm

Then its too strong. but niether lowes nor the 2 auto stores i checked sold springs. Where do you buy them?
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Unread postAuthor: Spudinator » Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:16 pm

I just checked through McMaster, couldnt find any springs that work...

I know the spring you are talking about, and you are correct, it is too strong (tried using one). Spring are usually pretty iffy when trying to find the right one, different locations have different selections (out here, there isnt a hardware that carries em bigger than an inch long), so you may just have to end up scrounging through a bunch of crap to find the right one. The one that I got to work was salvaged from an old squirtgun, and it worked perfectly. The wire diameter was between .025" and .035", OD of 1.5" and was 6" long. It was pretty weak, which is what you want (you could squize it closed between the thumb and index finger without a whole lot of effort).

And as to sealing the plug, do you happen to have access to any type of lathe? Even a wood lathe can cut O-ring grooves, all you need is an 1/8" square notch cutter, just make sure the thing is good and centered. Cut two grooves (if you are able) 1/2" apart to keep the plug straight. Hardwares carry all sorts of O-rings, some even sell large sets (harbor freight is where I got mine), so just bring your plug and body along and find which one fits.

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