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I have found a couple of builders are installing west pumps on mgs containers but the pump does not fit one of them properly but you can make it work -also I have seen someone use plastic containers for frezzing stuff and cutting a hole in the lids smaller than pump sizes and using them that way my ? Is can you use the west pumps like this and get proper ratio for mgs 335 (just want to see ) I know those guys are doing it and feel comfortable would any body else consider this action safe. Why pay $300 for a pump when when you can do this and take that money and buy more FOAM!! Hehehe( remember just asking) thanks for any remarks

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I would consider the west pump but only as a method to disperse the material in preparation for weighing.

 

If you can't afford a pump or a scale, you might as well stop the project until you have acquired one or the other.


T Mann - Loooong-EZ/20B Infinity R/G Chpts 18

Velocity/RG N951TM

Mann's Airplane Factory

We add rocket's to everything!

4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 14, 19, 20 Done

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That was quick Tmann- so when ordering pump I tell them I will be using mgs 335 or 285 and they set it up for that system and I'm ready to pump:) is that how it works? Or should I use ez epoxy because I can use it on the entire build even sealing the fuel tanks like another builder is doing I believe it is Mfryer or waiter can't remember who was doing it what do you say?

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The type of epoxy you use is a personal decision. I Use eze poxy and am pretty happy with it. I am a cheapskate and it used to be a lot cheaper than the other epoxies. Now it is almost a wash. I am set up for it and all I have left to build is the strakes so I am sticking with eze poxy. If I was starting new I probably would use eze poxy still but the mgs stuff shure makes pretty parts and is supposed to wet out a whole lot better than eze poxy. If you dont want to spend the money for a pump use a scale they are cheap. STeve building on


Steve Harmon

Lovin Life in Idaho

Cozy IV Plans #1466 N232CZ

http://websites.expercraft.com/bigsteve/

Working on Chapter 19,21

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i use the West pumps. for the most part they are fine, just very slow. when i need a big mix i pull out the pumps and wight it by the cup full.

if the ratio is the same i see no problem's with the switch from MSG-to-west pumps. so many mixing jobs are under a pint (1000) the Little pumps way out do the scale, i used the scales for 2/3rd of the build.

Don't listen to tom, we saw him tip the ups driver a fin the other day :P


Steve M. Parkins

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The ratio pumps that Michael's Eng put out these days are adjustable so that part is not a problem. I have two pumps. One is the old style and the other is the new adjustable style. I ordered the required parts and converted the old style to an adjustable.

 

I run fast hardener in one and slow in the other. As a result, I can make any blend on the fly.

 

I would suggest getting a scale for now and wait for a used pump to come up for sale.

 

And yes Steve, I did tip Babs (my UPS driver) a fin.


T Mann - Loooong-EZ/20B Infinity R/G Chpts 18

Velocity/RG N951TM

Mann's Airplane Factory

We add rocket's to everything!

4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 14, 19, 20 Done

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I would suggest getting a scale for now and wait for a used pump to come up for sale.

...and the scale can still be useful later on for periodic verification/calibration of the pump.

 

Joe Polenek


Joe

Cozy Mk IV #1550

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Kent Ashton has a pump for sale right now on the forum: http://www.canardzone.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13050

If the cost of an epoxy pump is too much for this project you better start building model planes because it gets a lot worse. You will be broke all the time trying to scrape up money for the next project. STeve build on


Steve Harmon

Lovin Life in Idaho

Cozy IV Plans #1466 N232CZ

http://websites.expercraft.com/bigsteve/

Working on Chapter 19,21

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Hey Kent just got home from replacing a friends gas furnace and ac unit and checked out the zone check out your( for sale r free ad) thanks.Ican afford stuff just a tightwad hehehe thanks men.

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I use the West pumps and have a worm clamp on the resin side to get the correct ratio, but I always check it with a balance scale. Occasionally the pump will spit out a slug of air messing up the ratio, but its easy to adjust with the scale. I thought I might be able to use just the pump but after checking with the scale I would no way trust them alone. I could buy one of those expensive pumps too, but I'm another one of those cheepskapes!

 

Starting chapter 11,

Mike

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The balance scale can be made from scraps and costs next to nothing. I use it for every batch of epoxy. :cool2:


Phil Kriley

Cozy #1460

Chapter 13 - nose

Right wing done - working on right winglet.

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I picked up a digital kitchen scale at my local Big Lots store. Eleven pound capacity or 5 Kg. Measures down fractional ounces. Place it inside a gallon size ziplock bag, I figure it will be good for the whole build. Price 12.00 plus tax. just my 2 cents. anthony

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I picked up a digital kitchen scale at my local Big Lots store. Eleven pound capacity or 5 Kg. Measures down fractional ounces. Place it inside a gallon size ziplock bag, I figure it will be good for the whole build. Price 12.00 plus tax. just my 2 cents. anthony

I believ I will pick one up just to have it with the pump I'm wanting to buy from Kent Ashton.Thanks all

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I picked up a digital kitchen scale at my local Big Lots store. Eleven pound capacity or 5 Kg. Measures down fractional ounces. Place it inside a gallon size ziplock bag, I figure it will be good for the whole build. Price 12.00 plus tax. just my 2 cents. anthony

I believ I will pick one up just to have it with the pump I'm wanting to buy from Kent Ashton.Thanks all btw good idea with scale in a bag it will last longer huh.

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Are you just trying to run up your post count? Just funnin' with ya! ;):D


Phil Kriley

Cozy #1460

Chapter 13 - nose

Right wing done - working on right winglet.

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I think I keep jumping through a worm hole R somthing I don't remember posting twice but its happened a few times this week. Hope I don't get kicked off fourm-Sorry for extra work Waiter;)ps one more post HeHeHe! Will watch myself more closely N future.Ray

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