Re: [bolger] Epoxy mixing
- On Sat, 30 Dec 2000, Chuck Leinweber wrote:
> I have found that the cheap pumps that you can get from the resinWhile this is true, I almost had a boat ruined by relying on such pumps.
> suppliers are very easy to use.
They are prone to inaccuracy, and one of my frames is glued with a very
spongy epoxy saturation, and one of my hull side butt blocks never set up,
because of the pumps putting out the "wrong" amount.
I fixed the frame by doubling and tripling the number of ring nails and
screws, but I had to rip off 12 inches of sides, and start again. I was
fortunate that this did not mean buying four new sheets of plywood--the
design had about 14 inches to spare.
In short--do not trust the cheap pumps. They fail, and your project can
along with it. Mine almost did.
Chris Crandall crandall@... (785) 864-4131
Department of Psychology University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045
I have data convincingly disconfirming the Duhem-Quine hypothesis.