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Thread: Where to get leather piston cups for hand Dredge

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    Where to get leather piston cups for hand Dredge

    Went to gold n sand web sight ,shows them but cant seem to oder them.

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    Making them is pretty simple. I made new ones for my old bandsaw cylinder.
    Jim
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    I got a couple at a local pump repair/supply store for my hand made sucker.
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    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223Larry View Post
    Went to gold n sand web sight ,shows them but cant seem to oder them.
    Email them (Red Wilcox so "him" really) and ask!
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    Jim Bowers

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    Made my plunger from a plumbers pipe test plug. It is expandable to the pipe to make a good fit.
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    All my suction tubes use the same principle but instead of sandwiching rubber like you see in the plumbers pipe test plug you simply use a rubber ball sandwiched between two washers on threaded stock. They last almost an eternity...as you can simply tighten them as needed on occasion.

    Bejay

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    That's a great idea, Bejay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bejay View Post
    All my suction tubes use the same principle but instead of sandwiching rubber like you see in the plumbers pipe test plug you simply use a rubber ball sandwiched between two washers on threaded stock. They last almost an eternity...as you can simply tighten them as needed on occasion.

    Bejay
    I used a racketball ball. Doubled up the nuts on both sides of the washers so they can't loosen.
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    If you have the old ones you can soak them and reform them.
    I was going to get new ones after letting them set a few seasons
    called and talked to Red he said he could send new ones but being leather they should last a lifetime.
    he told me to soak them a few hours or over night then shape them a little then put them a little ways
    into the tube let them set for another night then pull them out and check them
    make sure the nuts are tight, wipe a little vaseline on where they slide, worked out great for me, and still working good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winners58 View Post
    If you have the old ones you can soak them and reform them.
    I was going to get new ones after letting them set a few seasons
    called and talked to Red he said he could send new ones but being leather they should last a lifetime.
    he told me to soak them a few hours or over night then shape them a little then put them a little ways
    into the tube let the set for another night then pull them out and check them
    make sure the nuts are tight, wipe a little vaseline on where they slide, worked out great for me, and still working good.
    My pump leather dries out in storage too but reconstitutes itself after soaking in water. It is probably a good idea to soak new pump leathers before you adjust the tightness of it in the tube.
    Last edited by arizau; Sep 10, 2017 at 03:00 PM.
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    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    plumbing supply house should have them!
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