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Shaft and Push Rod Seals

Postby Rogue Sub » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:38 pm

Has anyone ever made a post on how to make your own seals? If so where. If not. We should make one!!! Help anyone.
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Postby Rogue Sub » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:43 pm

Nobody out there wants to share the knowledge?????
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Postby Pirate » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:35 pm

Dave Merriman makes them himself. I think there's a post about it on CASWELL's site, or in the Cabal, on SubPirates, he shows how to do it.
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Postby TMSmalley » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:53 pm

Seals are so inexpensive, most of us just buy them from Mike's SubWorks or Caswell and save our free modeling time for hulls, WTCs etc. :D
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Postby Pirate » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:05 pm

Tim,
I just noticed something. God forbid someone might think you were from North St. Paul, Minnesota. Everyone knows the only place to be, or be seen, is South St. Paul, Minnesota. ;)
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Postby TMSmalley » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:44 pm

There is a St. Paul, North St. Paul and South St. Paul. Suburbs of St. Paul, and all with separate zip codes. 8)
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Postby Davy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:50 am

Sorry to seem to be not very helpful but this has been covered many times before.

Have you tried searching the threads?

Let us know how you get on.

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Postby aquadeep » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:16 pm

I just make my own shaft seals and stuffing boxes from K and S tubbing and an asortment of automotive O rings,oilite bushings and precition ground stainless steel shafts.Even hydraulic masts are costom made this way.

Total cost for a ft about 6.00 bucks ,stuffingbox seals all ready to go with marine grease.

Make your own that way you learn how its made and save a buck to put into the next project.To this day I have never had my own shaft seal leak The same goes for servo rods,but I like bellows beter and those I cant make.

Thanks Dave :D
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Postby kazzer » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:54 pm

These things certainly aren't worth the trouble to make, especially as they are a critical part of your cylinder. Screw it up and down you go!

Let D&E Miniatures do it, and order them here.

http://www.caswellplating.com/models/propeller.html

David is also gradually phasing out the 1/8" seals on all his Sub-drivers, to use 1/16". They have less drag, and can use smaller servos.

see those here:-

http://www.caswellplating.com/models/transmitter.html

Caswell Pack of 4 = $8.00

Mikes Sub Works pack of 4 = $16.00
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Postby Rogue Sub » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:15 am

Yes mike does double the price on evrything
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