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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:59 pm

If you found an odd trick to find leaks, or a simple way of doing something very complicated (IE a fridge compressor guide) post away for the community to come read. SEARCH HERE (if this gets any bigger than just me).

Please describe your tips well, putting them in quote tags to separate them from regular posts.

Also, if you have multiple tips in one post, separate them with a tilde ~. Thanks.
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~To find leaks or cracks in pressurized pipe, take some laundry detergent, dilute it with some water, and pour it in the seams. Pressurize the pipe and any leaks will be shown with some bubbles.
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Last edited by Coodude26 on Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Plumbers have a funny definition of half an inch...


[quote=chinnerz]once my and one of my mates spent a whole day modding a nurf pistol.... it ended up shooting 1 extra meter and had an awesome paint job. (not rly worth it) [/quote]

/\why I don't like Nerf...
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Unread postAuthor: SpudsMcGee » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:23 pm

How to prime and cement PVC pipe.

~To prime and cement PVC piping; First dry fit all your parts to make sure they all are compatible, then prime the pipes and fittings about 1/2 an inch up from the cut. Be generous but don't make puddles, because it takes a long time to dry, and since the primer softens the PVC for the cementing process, it will eat a way at the pipe. After that when it is semi-dry repeat the process with the cement. Insert each pipe into the fittings and wait 12 to 24 hours for the cement to dry, 24 is recommended.


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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:30 pm

Yea, it is. I worded that kind of funny, I think I'll go fix it. Thanks.
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Plumbers have a funny definition of half an inch...


[quote=chinnerz]once my and one of my mates spent a whole day modding a nurf pistol.... it ended up shooting 1 extra meter and had an awesome paint job. (not rly worth it) [/quote]

/\why I don't like Nerf...
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:10 pm

~To place your post in the proper sections, go to the "forum index page" and read the discription under the titles and then post in the proper section.~

I moved this to this section because any post in this thread should be a "How to" according to discription.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:13 pm

How to search-

Click the search button in the upper right corner of the page, under the forums/cannons button.


Then complete the search entry and click search.

If no information is available, you may then ask in the appropriate forum.
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Unread postAuthor: dudeman508 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:16 am

Pour water on your gun, and look for bubbles to find leaks.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:40 am

for metal pipe, use oil to measure volume not water.
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Unread postAuthor: btrettel » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:17 am

Is there any reason to use oil rather than water? The only thing I could imagine would be that the metal could oxidize. A few minutes of water won't harm any metal. Oil's inconvenient (imagine cleaning it up) and much more expensive.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:45 am

A guide for simple large diameter hose clamps.

Start off with the largest clamps you have available, and simply "daisy chain" them together, attaching the worm screw on one clamp to the slotted end on another.
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Unread postAuthor: jmeyer1022 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:50 am

How to build 2"/1.5" porting piston valve step by step.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/how-i-b ... 17206.html
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