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Offline jamesh76

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Ideas on plugging the ends?
« on: May 01, 2020, 04:41:11 pm »
4" only 4" ends I found were pvc.  Also, should there be an escape on top for air?

Offline Rākau

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Re: Ideas on plugging the ends?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2020, 06:08:22 pm »
is that a steaming set up?

Offline dylanholderman

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Re: Ideas on plugging the ends?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2020, 06:12:43 pm »
if it is a steaming set up you could turn some blocks of wood for a tight fit in the ends, thats what i did.

just make the "door" side a little loose or turn a short taper on it.

Offline DC

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Re: Ideas on plugging the ends?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2020, 06:24:00 pm »
You don't want a "sealed up" steam chest there should be lots of flow. A balled up rag is good for closing off the ends. Not tight.

Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Ideas on plugging the ends?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2020, 06:34:06 pm »
I have a steam tube similar to that I just use duct tape to make end vents like DC said you need lots of flow other wise just a bunch of moister on the stave it won't get over 212 Deg so duct tape is no issue !
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Offline jamesh76

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Re: Ideas on plugging the ends?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2020, 06:58:16 pm »
Thanks guys.  A balled up towel seems like easiest to do. Should I drill a couple holes in top?

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Ideas on plugging the ends?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2020, 07:01:53 pm »
Here is my steam set up.  I do one limb at a time.  I use a wallpaper steamer which works very nicely.   Fill it up and plug it in.  No worries about burning the wood.  I drilled some holes in the bottom to let the condensation drain out.  I made a rubber seal to slide the bow through.  That way I don't have to worry about taking rags or foil.

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Offline jamesh76

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Re: Ideas on plugging the ends?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 07:14:13 pm »
Very nice

Offline jamesh76

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Re: Ideas on plugging the ends?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2020, 08:13:54 pm »
Ends with 1/2 bath towel steam rolling pretty good.