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#1 Merzlin

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:40 PM

OK....So I've been contemplating about buying a well foam for PETG/9/16" brass. Mod Man's foam came up...I've gotten no responses from him. Mile High foam came up...REJECTED. Loghome Foam also came up...Inconsistent. Then, a new foam came to mind.

Mcmaster foam came to me as a mystery, and still is. I want to ask a few questions, as I know Captain Slug use/d it at one time. *Please, I don't want to hear from people who have never touched it, but like always, comments are accepted*

Edited by Merzlin, 12 February 2009 - 06:41 PM.

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#2 lambchop

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:43 PM

Mcmaster foam is very dense and straightens very well.

p.s Sorry if i doible post my computer is lagging.

Edited by lambchop, 12 February 2009 - 07:37 PM.

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#3 lambchop

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:44 PM

This foam fits cpvc well and 17/32 very well i would probably recomend this but dont take me as your only refrense.

Edited by lambchop, 12 February 2009 - 07:35 PM.

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#4 lambchop

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:44 PM

If you want the best answer talk to captainslug he is the mcmaster master.
Sorry for triple post my computer lagged wont happen again.

Edited by lambchop, 12 February 2009 - 07:30 PM.

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#5 Rogue Warrior

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:15 PM

Um triple post? Not looked highly upon here. Mcmaster foam is very dense and I find that it fits well in CPVC and 17/32 brass.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:20 PM

[*]Does it fit nicely (Refer to nicely as...Tight/like a glove) in 9/16"/T.W PETG
[*]Is it consistent?
[*]How's its density
[*]Is it worth its money (http://www.mcmaster....93295k43/=kq3xf)
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1. It fits well in 17/32 so it will be loose in 9/16
2. It is very consistent
3. It is nice and dense
4. Thats your opinion but if you have the money then yes
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:21 PM

I have completely converted to it. It is too loose in 9/16 and PETG after it is left outside for any amount of time, i.e for wars.
It has a medium density, not too thin or thick, you can see a little bit of light through it. I use it for all of my stefans and it fits PERFECT in anything with a ID of .525 which is aluminum from McMaster, or 17/32nds. It is good in CPVC for springers but better in brass. It does not shrink or expand when heated with a hairdryer for straightening.

I would HIGHLY recommend it. It is $10.25 after shipping to 04096 from NJ. Worth it for sure.
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#8 Merzlin

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:56 PM

Alright thanks, I'm kinda dissapointed that it won't fit any other higher/near 1/2" ID tubing though.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:46 AM

For posterity's sake, and my own interest, is the "mcmaster foam" being discussed here part# 77605T442 (the 5/8" backer rod) or 93295K33 (1/2" foam rod), or something else?
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:23 PM

For posterity's sake, and my own interest, is the "mcmaster foam" being discussed here part# 77605T442 (the 5/8" backer rod) or 93295K33 (1/2" foam rod), or something else?

93295K33 (20' length) or 93295K43 (250' length in a box)
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#11 Merzlin

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:27 PM

Alright, I'll try some. I'm also ordering some of their PETG (9245K25), so I'll see how it turns out.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

Mulletman clean out your in box(Will edit I see him in this thread). TO have something contributive it is unbeleivably perfect in 17/32 and Genovas brand CPVC.
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