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2 color pour valve

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I'm fooling around with this idea and would like any comments good or bad. I can't even pour yet I'm waiting for money to start pouring quanity and I don't have a 2-peice mold yet but figured I'd see if I could come up with something useful while I wait.

To the Mods not sure if this is against site rules so take no offense this is the first time I'm trying a PDF file to prevent bandwith issues.:halo:

Thanks.

https://share.acrobat.com/adc/document.do?docid=8719ae8a-475f-4bbc-8b6c-3d61eded885c' rel="external nofollow">

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thats a really good idea, to make a valve instead of the typical ball valve make one that is from the front.

I will try to explain it.

heck BRB I will draw it up and post it. it would be fairly simple.

Delw

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heres a quick one,

basically a double ball valve, the handle is on the left.

the divider goes to the 2 seperate chambers.

doesnt even have to be a ball valve this way the valve won't mix the plastic or at the end were it pours as its all divided the whole way through.

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I wasn't sure if my PDF would work so I left out that the divider goes all the way through the :censored: nipple :censored: and prevents mixing on the way down.

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I wasn't sure if my PDF would work so I left out that the divider goes all the way through the :censored: nipple :censored: and prevents mixing on the way down.

I didnt see that part of it, that will work.

have you tried to glue a piece inside the valve? That may help also, kinda split the valve in 2 so to speak.

good idea you have.

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Looks like a good idea but have to do some thinking on this one.

Using the heat coils to keep it hot is a great idea.

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JSC

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I was encouraged to "lurk" as the site condones and read a thread where someone just starting out like myself was recomended to start off slow and easy and work your way into it, what a motivator;). I was watching "how its made" episode on induction heating of parts which set the wheels turning and a curling iron sounded about right to keep the flow for at least a good sized 4 cavity mold. I'm almost completed and can't pour until I get some molds and gear, but hopefully I'll already have woked out the kinks with my starter kit. Picks will follow good or bad!

Chris

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how its made is one of the best shows I have seen, its quick and to the point on manufacturing.

if you look into how the machines make things and work for various applications its really a good teaching show.

the other one is mydth busters. only because they show how the staff is creating a certain project to get something done.

believe it or not dirty jobs also has some good tibits of info from time to time.

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Sorry my first post had a pdf link that I tried to resize and only now realize I cannot edit to repair the broken link, still a greenhorn here:nuhuh:

[/url]Valve.pdf

Chris

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Chris, keep us posted on this and let us know how it pours. I tried something similiar with some de-icing heat tape that didn't work so well for me. I really like the hair thingy idea you thought to use.:yay:

John

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