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I would like to know other members' methods of making the seal
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: I would like to know other members' methods of making the seal
- From: James Folsom <hymy at arches_uga.edu>
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 11:32:32 -0500
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I just take a pointed knife to a two liter coke cap. Slowly twist it
through the cap, and work it from both sides until i have a circular
hole slightly smaller than the plastic tubing. Then i just kinda
fold/roll the end of the tubing a little to get started through the
hole, then pull it through with pliars. Work it back and forth a little
untill its unfolded and it forms good seal for quite awhile.
Eventually the strain on the tubing collapses it so much that it leaks.
But then I just give it a little tug to reseat it. Oh and make sure
you don't pull out the inner plastic seal that's in the coke bottle cap.
I would attribute this idea to it original progeniter, but alas I know
not who it was.
> Why? It seems to me pretty foolproof.
> Only problem I have is losing the seal. I presently use low temp hot glue. After a while it separates and I have to redo it.
> So, for those of us who still must use DIY I would like to know other members' methods of making the seal. I'd like to know a permanent way.
> I hope to get the cylinder system someday but for now it's DIY and I'd like to know others' knowhow, tips, etc. [:-)]