Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 55 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 51 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Heating PVC releasing toxins?

All non-spudgun related discussion goes here such as projects, theories, serious questions, etc. All "off-topic" posts (aka useless posting, determined by moderators) will be removed.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

Heating PVC releasing toxins?

Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:02 pm

Ok so heres the deal... I always heat pvc using boiling water, but now I'm doing it in the oven because it is easier to work with. So I want to know if either of these methods releases toxins because people always tell me it does but I tell them heating it to soften it doesn't, only burning it does.
  • 0

OG Anti-Hybrid
One man's trash is a true Spudder's treasure!
Golf Ball Cannon "Superna"M16 BBMGPengunHammer Valve Airsoft SniperHigh Pressure .22 Coax
Holy Shat!
User avatar
Gun Freak
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4969
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:38 pm
Location: Florida
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 11

Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:51 pm

Ive heated pvc in the oven and smelled nothing, I think it was around 250-300 degrees farenheit, so as long as it not to hot and you pay close attention, its fine. Now heating with a lighter and burning the pvc is not a good idea.
  • 0

User avatar
clemsonguy1125
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1485
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:00 pm
Location: East Coast
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:34 pm

I wouldn't worry about toxic releases as long as you are well away from the burning point. 250F really shouldn't be a significant problem.
  • 0

Image

jimmy101
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 3127
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:48 am
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 7

Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:05 pm

I'm no expert on the subject, but if the temperature isn't too high, the worst that I can see happening is producing some HCl. So just don't inhale deeply when you open the oven door and you'll be just fine.
  • 0

User avatar
saefroch
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1679
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:47 am
Location: U.S.A.- See Map
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:29 pm

I always did mine outdoors with either a torch or over a campstove. Never noticed any fumes except when it overheated and started to decompose. If it turns color, it's breaking down.

I learned to heat it until it just softens, then stop heating. Heat slowly so you don't burn the surface.
Image
No color change is good.
  • 0

User avatar
Technician1002
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
 
Posts: 5190
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:10 am
Reputation: 14

Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:27 am

Thanks guys, I don't burn it, just soften it. I was having an argument with people about it and I won... :D
  • 0

OG Anti-Hybrid
One man's trash is a true Spudder's treasure!
Golf Ball Cannon "Superna"M16 BBMGPengunHammer Valve Airsoft SniperHigh Pressure .22 Coax
Holy Shat!
User avatar
Gun Freak
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4969
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:38 pm
Location: Florida
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 11

Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:51 pm

I use a heat gun. It heats the pvc slow enough that you don't have to worry too much about burning it.
  • 0

It's hard to soar with eagles when you're working with turkeys.
User avatar
potatoflinger
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:26 pm
Location: Maryland
Reputation: 1

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Return to Non-Spudgun Related Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'