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Unread postAuthor: Infernal2 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:02 pm

I've had no end of trouble using neoprene as my primary sealer and have since discovered that many other things work far better (IMO). I'm a big fan of coupling gasket sheets and hot glue, I've had limited success with gasket quick caps, and even a little use out silicone caulk (takes forever to set).

Any other suggestions?
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Unread postAuthor: BT1969 » Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:10 pm

I have left over 40mil shower pan liner from building the house, which I will try for a piston face seal. No idea how it wil work though. It can be found at tile stores and should be anywhere else tile is sold (Home Depot/ Lowes/ etc).
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:26 pm

I don't like sounding dumb/unknowlageable, but what exactly is neoprene?
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Unread postAuthor: BT1969 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 pm

jrrdw wrote:I don't like sounding dumb/unknowlageable, but what exactly is neoprene?


It is a non-permeable rubber used in wetsuits, and some seat covers.
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Unread postAuthor: squeaks » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:57 pm

I find that when you need thin rubber that bike tubes work really well. I especially enjoy blowing them up by overfilling. Wahahahaha!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:19 pm

I used what was labeled "Rubber Sink Washer". It was 3" diameter and 1/8th" thick, had to trim it down to 2" so it wouldn't drag the pipe. Seals great.
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