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can hot glue be used to fill the solenoid hole?

Unread postAuthor: JDAX23 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:44 pm

the epoxy i bought does not seem to work, so i was wondering if it would be possible to just fill the hole with a glue from a hot glue gun? if not, what other substances can be used that i might find laying around my house?
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:53 pm

did you mix it in the correct ratio?
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Unread postAuthor: JDAX23 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:54 pm

the stuff i bought is one container, that has two holes at the top. I pressed both equally until it was full and then i swirled it around and it has not dried yet after two days...
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:03 pm

Well hot glue will not work it will blow out at like 20psi.
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:03 pm

mix it till it changed color
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Unread postAuthor: JDAX23 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:05 pm

alright thanks ill try that again
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:09 pm

Depending on how thick it is, it will take longer to dry.

I used plumbers epoxy for my first one. It said it dries in 24 hours and gets hard like steel. But it didnt finish drying until the 3rd day. So you just gotta wait it out.
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Unread postAuthor: JDAX23 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:19 pm

k ya i just reapplied it so ill just have to wait it out like you said thanks guys
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Unread postAuthor: bob-a-lu » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:21 pm

i put hot glue on mine and run it at 80 psi it works fine
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:24 pm

Why not just leave the solenoid in place, and avoid the whole process of filling the ports with epoxy?
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:48 pm

That would make sense woukdnt it?
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:37 pm

I've heard that the solenoid is a bit leaky, and that can REALLY mess up your valve.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:46 pm

the solinoid in my modded valve held 100psi for 3 hours with only a 10 psi drop because of a leaky valve to begin with
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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:16 pm

my solenoid was the biggest leak on my valve, solved that with the epoxy
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:20 pm

pizlo wrote:I've heard that the solenoid is a bit leaky, and that can REALLY mess up your valve.



I've never had that problem. :?
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