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Old 03-20-2020, 11:14 PM   #21
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Anybody eveer tried one of these? HF or otherwise?


https://www.harborfreight.com/plasti...ent-96712.html
If that were a little cheaper I'd go for it. Seems very cool. I bought an ABS plastic step tub that I'm going to be shortening, and I'm going to at least try welding it. I'm not sure if my soldering iron is the right temperature for that material, but the one you linked would probably be able to do it. Seems extra good that it uses hot air instead of a hot metal tip (if I understand it right) although being able to actually move the plastic a bit with the solid tip seems useful as well.
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:18 PM   #22
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Aha, I should have guessed, there's a much cheaper variant: https://www.harborfreight.com/80-wat...kit-60662.html.

I'm bummed that I just placed an order yesterday. I feel like it's not good to place tiny orders right now since that forces somebody to work and risk exposure to deliver some little nothing. On the other hand, that gives somebody the opportunity to work.
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:41 PM   #23
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Aha, I should have guessed, there's a much cheaper variant: https://www.harborfreight.com/80-wat...kit-60662.html.

I'm bummed that I just placed an order yesterday. I feel like it's not good to place tiny orders right now since that forces somebody to work and risk exposure to deliver some little nothing. On the other hand, that gives somebody the opportunity to work.
It does keep folks employed. They will just leave itat your doorstep if you like ...no exposure. Oh, and you can get a coupon for a 20% discount.
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Oh the cheaper one you posted is 80 watts whereas the one Dan-Fox posted is 1300 watts ... perhaps a bit heavier-duty.
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:08 PM   #25
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The <$20 variant appears to be a soldering iron with a purpose-specific tip to it. Yes, the $75 one does use hot air; hot enough to be injurious if careless. I've seen it (or whatever the equivalent was several years ago) used to "weld" pvc pipe and it was really-nice-bordering-on-awesome. Making some of that pvc lawn furniture that was all the rage in the DIY crowd a while back.
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Using a plastic welder to make a urine diverter is genius. I got this kit (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U1IO5B6/) and used it for my fresh/gray tanks, and it worked wonderfully. Are there any guides or examples of people welding their own DIY composting head? The toilet is the only component I still have to get.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:17 AM   #27
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Using a plastic welder to make a urine diverter is genius. I got this kit (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U1IO5B6/) and used it for my fresh/gray tanks, and it worked wonderfully. Are there any guides or examples of people welding their own DIY composting head? The toilet is the only component I still have to get.
Damn, $140! And I was balking at the idea of sending $75 to Harbor Freight.

I wonder if you could plastic-weld a ventilator together? I already took a stab at making a temporary mask out of paper towel, kleenex, masking tape, a paper clip, and rubber bands.
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Using a plastic welder to make a urine diverter is genius. I got this kit (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U1IO5B6/) and used it for my fresh/gray tanks, and it worked wonderfully. Are there any guides or examples of people welding their own DIY composting head? The toilet is the only component I still have to get.
That looks like it's the model for HF's $20 knockoff. For $140 you get some sticks of plastic; for $20 you get to cut thin strips of scrap to use, or use some 3D printing filament.
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To further complicate things with your gray water -- if you need greater capacity -- have one gray tank for your shower, and mount a second gray tank for the kitchen & everything else...
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To further complicate things with your gray water -- if you need greater capacity -- have one gray tank for your shower, and mount a second gray tank for the kitchen & everything else...
40 gallons should be OK. I won't be boondocking much at all, and if I do I won't be using the washer or showering much (or for very long). If I'm ever in a spot where I have to drive to unload the tank, I might regret the relatively small size.
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Damn, $140! And I was balking at the idea of sending $75 to Harbor Freight.

I wonder if you could plastic-weld a ventilator together? I already took a stab at making a temporary mask out of paper towel, kleenex, masking tape, a paper clip, and rubber bands.
A pediatrician made what he calls a MacGyvilator. It is quite ingenious.


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A pediatrician made what he calls a MacGyvilator. It is quite ingenious.
AvE cooked one up for 100 patients at a time:

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Ive seen some people that use the blue 55gal barrels. I would think that if they are commercially available tanks they should be fine
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Www.recpro.com has a large selection of tanks if you end up getting another tank. No urine diverters though.
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