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Old 07/18/2003, 09:02 PM   #54
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Originally posted by melev
Well, this is a learning experience. I need to get finer wire, that is all there is to it.

I did forget about one joint while I cleaned out my skimmer's collection cup, and realized it had been sitting 4 minutes, but was able to pull the wire out easily enough.
That joint didn't pool out at all. So I was thinking maybe I should wait longer, not shorter.
Doing this will leave a relatively weak joint as the solvent evaporates as in this case you're actually trying to get the acrylic pieces to expand to meet each other. Once in a while you can get away with it but not a good practice to follow.

I guess I shouldn't be thinking.....
Oh, Marc.


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