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Old 04-08-2017, 12:35 PM
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Default An easy way to dispence Epoxy

Did you ever notice when you use your 2 part epoxy 4oz,or 9oz, when you get half done, you have to sit there and waite for it to slowly make its way to the nozzle. Here is a good tip! I bought 2 Plastic syringes, used for feeding patients directly to there stomach through a tube. The syringe is 1 and 3/8.round,and 5 in long.and holds 2oz. I fill each one up almost to top with each part of epoxy. Works great, no waiting, and no mess. Just cap off nozzle with, what I use is a wire connecter nut. You can buy this syringe at a medical supply store,or a pharmacy. This will work,because it is just a larger scale version of Epoxy that comes with 2 smaller syringes.
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:21 PM
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Good idea, but let me throw my system out there. I tape my bottles together. A few minutes before I need to mix glue, I lay the bottles on their sides. Later when the bottles get real low, I prop the bottles against something with the nozzles pointed down: Caps on of course.
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:17 PM
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I don't tape my bottles together but when building, like Greg I just tip the bottles or their sides a minute or so before use. It just becomes a habit after awhile.
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And because the two tubes are lying down, you use one, set up up right and when the wife calls you to dinner and you return, you KNOW the tube lying down is the one to add! After mixing part A with part A many years ago, I found out that doesn't work.
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Around my house, when glue is being mixed, everything else is on hold. Likewise when the wife is in the kitchen mixing something, I have strict instructions not to bother her! Works well for both of us .. I eat well and the glue gets mixed correctly.
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I just like experimenting with differant ideas. What ever works,thats all that matters.Ha.
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I just like experimenting with differant ideas. What ever works,thats all that matters.Ha.
In retirement, I find new things and ideas all the time and wonder ... " why didn't I try that a long time ago"! All just part of the hobby (and life in general) I guess.
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Im retired also, I just like experimenting with anything that could be improved on.
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Here is the best way to deal with epoxy glue in my opinion.You get some type of container like a 1/2 gallon ice cream tub. You cut 4 holes in the lid so that you can rest your epoxy upside down on it. The tips go down under the lid, and the shoulder of the bottle keeps the glue from falling thru.. This all depends on cutting the hole the right size obviously ! hahahah

Why four holes? well then you can have your 5 minute, and 30 minute epoxy with all the glue on the pouring end ALL the time. I will usually write a big 5 or 30 on the bottom of the glue so I get the right types mixed together.
Just make sure you don't cut the tip to far back the first time when you get new glue. If you cut it right, they won't drip at all. If you cut it wrong (to far back) , at least its dripping in the tub and not on the bench or floor. Also you might want to throw some sand or some weight in the tub so its not tippy..
This has worked great for me over the years.

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Here's my epoxy tip...The cardboard container Great Planes epoxy comes in already has two correctly sized holes. I just glued a piece of scrap plywood to the bottom of the cardboard container and I simply store my epoxy bottles upside down. Trim away cardboard above the two holes for instant access.
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Well, I guess there alot of ways to dispenses epoxy,I like my way because,With the syringes that I talked about, Your epoxy cant drip out of ends even if you dont cap the end off, because you create equal pressure in the syringe and on the outside.The only way it will drip out is if you depress the plunger. I respect everyones opinion here,I just do what works best for me. Thankyou
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If you knew how many times I have learned a NEW trick when everyone shares their OLD tricks !

There is no right or wrong on good ideas...
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Thats why this forum is here,for us to share ideas with eachother and our little tips that we discovered while building.
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Sometimes a picture helps
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