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Good, economic epoxy mixer?

Discussion in 'Project Construction Technologies' started by primuspaul, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. primuspaul

    primuspaul

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    Can someone recommend a good, economical epoxy mixer/dispenser? I bought about a quarter of a gallon of 24 hour epoxy and need to use it for small repair projects. Unfortunately, I have trouble getting the right 1:1 ratios when mixing.
     
  2. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    Measuring cups? Two identical cups, each 'full' will always equal a 1:1 ratio.

    Syringe (for smaller amounts).

    Bigger cups (for larger amounts)

    ANY two cups that are half the capacity of the total mix you need would do it.
     
  3. dave9

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    Clear plastic medicine/pill cups, with the markings on the side. Example:
    https://www.amazon.com/HomEquip-Graduated-Medicine-Non-Sterile-Disposable/dp/B01MZ64XGJ
    https://www.amazon.com/Dynarex-4252-1-Medicine-Polyethylene-Count/dp/B01N6MXK13

    Similar cups come in larger sizes too but often don't have the markings on them. In that case measure half the quantity in water, pour it in and use a marker to draw a line at that level, then add that much water again and draw a second line.

    However, and this is more of an issue with faster setting epoxy, it is exothermic as it sets so having it in a small surface area vessel will make it cure faster than if it were spread out more.

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    Last edited: Jul 30, 2018
  4. Bluejets

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    This HAS to be a windup.....:rolleyes:
     
  5. primuspaul

    primuspaul

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    I'll have to try this since using the 2-cup method the donor cup always retains some residue and I end up with an unequal mixture. I think that and 2 syringes should do it.
     
  6. FuZZ1L0G1C

    FuZZ1L0G1C

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    2 identical gradated measuring vessels, each with a maximum of full capacity required.
    One half full (A).
    The other Half Empty (B).
    Mix A to B and stir thoroughly.
    Apply and allow to set at least 24 hours.
     
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