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Unread postAuthor: reedfe » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:22 pm

umm ya so i have a leak between a 45 degree 't' and the 1 1/2 in pipe coming out of it. ive epoxyed all around it but the leak seems to be stronger now. how can i fix this?

edit by MrCrowley: Read the rules, do not post topic titles in ALL CAPS. It would also help if you weren't so rude and demand that we fix your leak.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:32 pm

I'm assuming this is with PVC pipe? Epoxy would do the job. Use JB-Weld or such, it will seal the leak. With PVC pipe sometimes you can fix the leak by applying PVC glue around the leak. If that doesn't work, epoxy will.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:33 pm

Try plumbers goop, also make sure you let it dry for the full 72 hours
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Unread postAuthor: reedfe » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:51 pm

clemsonguy1125 wrote:Try plumbers goop, also make sure you let it dry for the full 72 hours


the epoxy for 72 hours or the plumbers goop?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:57 pm

Whatever it says on the product. JB-Weld will only take 24 hours, same with PVC cement. I'm not sure about plumbers goop.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:08 pm

fill the chamber with cement, that outghtta seal it up pretty good.

I had a leak like that once. out of frustration i put super glue all around the space in between the fittings and it actually fixed it if i remember correctly.
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Unread postAuthor: Marffy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:56 pm

hah. i know the greatest fix. use some fix-a-flat! poor some in there. pressurize it, shake it up, leave it sit pressurized for a night. shoot it the next day. let it have airflow another night and your done! fix-a-flat fixes tons of different kinds of leaks. not just tires. i used tire slime on my potato cannon and it still has a 100% seal. no leaks.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:21 pm

reedfe wrote:
clemsonguy1125 wrote:Try plumbers goop, also make sure you let it dry for the full 72 hours


the epoxy for 72 hours or the plumbers goop?

The plumbers goop, you can get it at any lowes
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:46 pm

Hey Reed is the leak fixed? I want some damage shots :D
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Unread postAuthor: reedfe » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:49 am

i might have some when i get home
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:23 pm

Cool. :)


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Unread postAuthor: reedfe » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:32 pm

lol u wish. (it's still leaking at the blowgun) just put some more epoxy on it. i'll try it in like an hour
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:34 pm

reedfe wrote:lol u wish. (it's still leaking at the blowgun) just put some more epoxy on it. i'll try it in like an hour

What's the cure time on the epoxy? Hopefully an hour or less, otherwise you shouldn't be testing it after only an hour.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:41 pm

Wow how is it still leaking. Your gun has problems.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:50 pm

The blowgun shouldn't leak if you put some PTFE tape on it.

How did you go about glueing the parts?
You did use primer I take it?
Given the fittings a twist as you attach them to spread out the glue even better?

An improperly constructed cannon can be very dangerous.
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