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Best Way To Stop Leaks In Tubing

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#1 clinton



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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:07 PM

Ive been working on a few guns and the tubing I have keeps leaking. What is the best way to stop air leaks? Thanks.
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#2 Watari



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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:19 PM

I've heard that plumbers goop is really good for that type of thing.
Since i've never tried it (nor know where to buy it) I just hot glue the hell outa the thing, if it continues to leak, I redo it, i've also used Superglue with good results.
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#3 A side of nerf

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:29 PM

Well it all depends on the application that results in leakage.

Are you...
1. Trying to seal tubing to an air tank
2. Trying to seal tubing to a pump
3. Connecting tubing

+ For sealing tubing to an air tank (for example air tech 2000), I recommend nesting a barbed coupler in the slot where the stock tubing would connect to the tank and sealing it with JB Weld.
+ For sealing tubing to a pump (for example the air tech 200 pump), I recommend nesting another barbed coupler (see above link) into the tubing stem sticking out of the one-way valve and sealing with JB Weld (see above link)
+ For connecting tubing, barbed couplers can be used without necessary sealing from a sealing adhesive (JB Weld, Plumbers Goop, etc...)

For all of my sealing applications, I use JB Weld, it is easy to use and it has a high PSI rating. See additional information here.

Edited by A side of nerf, 30 December 2008 - 11:34 PM.

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