Lost Bung!

I was getting my inflatable boat towable ready for the summer (this is a large inflatable mattress that you can tow behind a speed boat) only to discover that the mice had been at it.  A couple of small holes in the PVC are going to spoil the fun.  A quick dollop of Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive have fixed them in no time.
Worse, however, is the fact that the bung is missing. I can inflate it with no problem, but I cannot keep the air in! The bung has an unusual thread which tapers as it goes in. I have looked on line but found nothing.

Missing Bung
Missing Bung

So , I have made a new bung. I used StormForm. This is a hot water mouldable polymer. It comes in granule form. I put about 25 grams in a cup and covered it with boiling water.

 

 

 

StormForm
StormForm

After a few seconds it all melts into a thick flexible plastic. Then, with my hands I have moulded this into the rough shape of a bung. Of course it did not fit, but by remelting the StormForm and screwing the bung into the hole, I have managed to make a perfect screw thread.

 

After about 10 minutes I have an airtight bung again.

Success!

Hand Made bung
Hand Made bung

Cycling to the Pub tonight?

I bought a new bicycle recently, with the aim of taking a bit of serious exercise. The bike design is great for the most part, but I noticed that there is not enough room on the handle bars to place the fittings for a front light. Also the seat fitting/position is not suitable for the rear light either, as it interferes with the mudguard fitting. Even the  struts down to the rear wheel are not cylindrical but tapering triangular sections, so they do not work with the rear light fittings.
My plans to cycle with some friends to a pub one evening and come back in the dark are being thwarted!
However, I have used some StormForm (our new product) and a bit of ingenuity, and fixed both front and rear LED lights onto my helmet.

StormForm is polymer which can be melted in hot water and moulded to almost any shape, and it then cools into a hard white plastic. It sticks really well to the plastic on the helmet and and after a few rides shows no sign of coming off.

StormForm is THE MOST USEFUL PRODUCT I have come across for ages!

So I should be visible coming back after dark this week end.  Does anyone want to try it out?

You can get  StormForm in a box of 70g and  250ml and 1 litre  tins  from www.stormsure.com

 

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