Solvent Cementing Course: Recommended for ALL


Postby BewareOfDog » Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:36 pm

IPEX Solvent Cements ONLINE Course can be found here:

http://www.ipexinc.com/Content/en_us/index.asp
(third LINK down on left-hand side of homepage


Or, directly, here: (For More Information
http://www.ipexinc.com/Content/Common/5 ... .asp?id=56

It is recommended that you download and read both the Solvent Cementing Guide, and the Solvent Cements Catalouge before taking the test. (Both of these will require Adobe Acrobat Reader) -although, the Solvent Cements Catalogue really isn't required for the tesr -I think that they just wanted to show you their line of Solvent Cements...which is O.K. by me, because I see that they carry a Reactive Adhesive that "Bonds PVC and CPVC to dissimiliar materails such as metals, concrete, clay, and others."

It is also required that you have Macromedia FLASH Player v. 4 to run the course.

After obtaining the Solvent Cements cataloguue, you can REGISTER with the site (I made up a bogus company name), and after you click submit, it'll automatically bring you to a "pre-quiz" page.

I was somewhat disappointed at the end of the quiz.:(
I passed, and expected the promised CERTIFICATE:D.... but just got a pop-up window saying "You Passed" [:(!]

Hopefully, I'll get something in the mail. - Anyway, it was nothing less than a lot of fun, as well as educational!

I think that it would be a good idea to make this a STICKY, but I'll wait to do so until we get some positive replies???
BewareOfDog
 
Posts: 4306
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:37 am
Location: USA
 

Postby ryno » Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:25 pm

I think this is worth sticky-ing. If anyone else feels different, just unsticky it.
ryno
 
Posts: 863
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:48 am
Location: USA
 

Postby BillyBobJoe » Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:33 pm

That is quite informative, it tells you what specific parts are actually fused together in the process, and would be a great lesson for a newbie, although _Latke has a solvent welding "lesson" here - http://www.burntlatke.com/weld.html but thats cool that you can get certified as a "solvent welder"[:p]
BillyBobJoe
 
Posts: 1401
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 5:41 pm
Location: USA
 

Postby travis75 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:13 pm

I passed, but like DR said, I wanted a certificate too.

I think everyone on the forum should take that test.
travis75
 
Posts: 56
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:14 pm
 

Sponsored

Sponsor
 
 

Postby BewareOfDog » Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:54 pm

I almost [excrement] my pants when my son handed me the mail today. The return address on a large evelope was marked:

IPEX Inc.
2441 Royal Windsor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L5J 4C7

Inside the envelope was the certificate for the online course that I passed back in October of 2004:
<img src="http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/398596/IPEXsmall.JPG">

It's amazing that they sent this after nine months, and it's truly amazing that the company would pay $1.70 for the postage to send it to me!??

In any event, it was kinda cool to get it. You know, one of those things where you could say sarcastically: "Well, woop-did-dee-doo!?"
but, cool nonetheless.

The real reason I'm posting this is because we have a large number of new members to these Forums, and this online course is a great way to learn how to <b>properly</b> solvent-weld your PVC components together.
BewareOfDog
 
Posts: 4306
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:37 am
Location: USA
 

Postby Freefall » Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:24 pm

Congrats DR! We now have our first officially certified solvent welder!

Oh yeah...woop-did-dee-doo!
Freefall
 
Posts: 3252
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:46 pm
Location: USA
 

Postby Krazy_K » Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:56 pm

Nice, I'm gonna do that just so I can get the certificate to put on my wall next to my first jump certificate from skydiving. Fun things that look like important certificates make good dorm decorations.
Krazy_K
 
Posts: 295
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 2:03 pm
Location: USA
 

Postby sgort87 » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:31 am

<font color="green">My favotite question on the test was "True or False?: IPEX solvent cements must never be used in a system using or being tested by compressed air or gasses." The answer, of course which none of us abide by, is "False".

Edit: I meant "True" (Bangs head on wall as if it would cure my stupidity.)
sgort87
 
Posts: 2062
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:59 pm
Location: USA
 

Postby Freefall » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:43 am

I thought it was "True" that IPEX solvent cements must NEVER be used in a system using or being tested by compressed air or gases."
Freefall
 
Posts: 3252
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:46 pm
Location: USA
 

Postby sgort87 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:10 am

<font color="green">Haha, yeah, I meant true. I'm so stupid. Wow it took me forever to notice that.

Suggestion: Move thris thread to the Common Questions section. This is something everyone should see, not just the people who look in the Hybrids section.
sgort87
 
Posts: 2062
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:59 pm
Location: USA
 
 
Next

Return to Hybrid Launchers

cron