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    GGT starting to come apart

    Has anyone else had a problem with their GGT starting to come apart at the contact spots? My Explorer is starting to part between the horizontal rear (tailings?) deck and the vertical side piece.
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    It will still work as is, but I use it pretty hard and I'm worried that it may continue to separate. Has anyone else had this problem, and what would be the best way to resecure these parts? I thought about JB Weld, but if anyone has better ideas I would like to hear them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold4Mike View Post
    Has anyone else had a problem with their GGT starting to come apart at the contact spots? My Explorer is starting to part between the horizontal rear (tailings?) deck and the vertical side piece.
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    It will still work as is, but I use it pretty hard and I'm worried that it may continue to separate. Has anyone else had this problem, and what would be the best way to resecure these parts? I thought about JB Weld, but if anyone has better ideas I would like to hear them.
    It will keep splitting. The glue on the first boxes sold was

    If you can get some M.E.K. you can glue it yourself.

    Or some sort of solvent glue.

    the tubes came out in mine. Still haven't glued them back in. I have to invrnt some sort of widget to hold, turn, push them in place for the glue to set.

    Good luck , Have fun
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    This stuff will work,I've used it on everything 30 Minute Epoxy | Slow-Cure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold4Mike View Post
    Has anyone else had a problem with their GGT starting to come apart at the contact spots? My Explorer is starting to part between the horizontal rear (tailings?) deck and the vertical side piece.
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    It will still work as is, but I use it pretty hard and I'm worried that it may continue to separate. Has anyone else had this problem, and what would be the best way to resecure these parts? I thought about JB Weld, but if anyone has better ideas I would like to hear them.
    For a quick and probably never fail fix try the following. Place a small block of wood under the deck close to scoop entrance (about where your thumb is in the picture above) and with slight gap but parallel to the side wall and secure it to the deck bottom with wood screws. Finish by aligning the deck and side wall and secure the block to the side wall with wood screws. I doubt that the slight obstruction to water flow through the scoop will change performance of the unit.

    Thinking about it a piece of aluminum angle secured with small nuts and bolts will work too and be less obstructive of water flow....actually that is how I made my wooden zook.

    Good luck.
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    I think I will give that epoxy a try first. If that doesn't hold, I can still try what arizau suggested. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Why not just use some ABS cement? Epoxy is going to be temporary fix, a solvent type cement will weld it back together.

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    Built bazookas with M.E.K just sayin

    home market version https://www.amazon.com/Plastruct-Pla...171761&sr=8-14







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    I have never tried M.E.K. I have used the stuff from the hardware store on my ABS projects with good results, my bazooka recently had a run in with a truck, got it all glued up fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N-Lionberger View Post
    Why not just use some ABS cement? Epoxy is going to be temporary fix, a solvent type cement will weld it back together.
    This!!
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    Is there a preventative measure that can strengthen the other seams? I have both a bazooka and GGT and don't have any issues yet. But, glad this came up. I'm putting the glue on my list! Will going over the seams strengthen, weaken, do anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnedoe View Post
    Hey, I like the triangular welding rods. That would put on some reinforcement. I noticed on my Motherload there's an extra piece on the bottom sidewall for support. I wonder if they started doing this on later models like mine. Maybe this would be a good solution in this situation with the OP. Plus maybe beefing up the welds. I know nothing about plastic by the way. So I'm guessing. Hoever, I'd like to keep my stuff operational if possible!

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    Prior to any cracking at the bend spot's , try using a small amount of the A.B.S. glue (red can label ) on the edge of the seams. this will help strengthen that edge. look for any cracking at all seams and glue'em! And if you do have any separation use a piece of A.B.S. to over lap this separation and clamp it together until dry!
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    any "abs glue" will have MEK in it. Just different formulations to make different viscosity dry/cure times

    Straight MEK is liquid and dries very fast. Dripping it into cracks and brushing it along them will make a surface weld slight penetration depending on the void.

    Plastic welding rod. requires a plastic welder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    any "abs glue" will have MEK in it. Just different formulations to make different viscosity dry/cure times

    Straight MEK is liquid and dries very fast. Dripping it into cracks and brushing it along them will make a surface weld slight penetration depending on the void.

    Plastic welding rod. requires a plastic welder.
    Ok, so the welding sticks can't be used with glue. It sure looks like that's how the bazookas were done. I didn't know about welding sticks. It almost looks like one was used in the seams with glue. Not sure how this was done...Click image for larger version. 

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