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    Great idea. I have always kept a glue gun around because they are handy in so many ways. I have even used them as an excellent jig of sorts for holding things in place for welding.

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    I have done this for years. If I want my connection to be more like a plug I use epoxy. Make a mold with tape (I normally use scotch tape) and pour in the epoxy. I have also used RTV this way, but you have to be careful to use the electrical version without the acetic acid in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleykin View Post
    I have done this for years. If I want my connection to be more like a plug I use epoxy. Make a mold with tape (I normally use scotch tape) and pour in the epoxy. I have also used RTV this way, but you have to be careful to use the electrical version without the acetic acid in it.
    Sleykin,

    I never thought of using epoxy but that is a great idea. I also hadn't thought about being careful with RTV.

    What other cool things have you done over the years? I'm sure we would all benefit from hearing about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    Sleykin,

    I never thought of using epoxy but that is a great idea. I also hadn't thought about being careful with RTV.

    What other cool things have you done over the years? I'm sure we would all benefit from hearing about them.

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    If I were a wordsmith like you I would write up some PDF files on stuff n things I have come up with over the years. PEX and PVC make good cases for filling with epoxy or hot glue. Need a remote switch (like for bumping a car starter around) just put the switch in the end of the pipe and fill er up. Makes a good winch switch too when you loose one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleykin View Post
    If I were a wordsmith like you I would write up some PDF files on stuff n things I have come up with over the years. PEX and PVC make good cases for filling with epoxy or hot glue. Need a remote switch (like for bumping a car starter around) just put the switch in the end of the pipe and fill er up. Makes a good winch switch too when you loose one.
    Sleykin,

    I have written a number of articles in the form of "By John Smith as told to R.G. Sparber." If you have the ideas, I've got the words and pictures :-) Let me know if you wish to collaborate. I think you have a lot to offer the community.

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    Would it be okay to gather some info and email it to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleykin View Post
    Would it be okay to gather some info and email it to you?
    That would be fine. You can PM me through homemadetools.net

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