Ts2 Extended Skimming Hours

Neil H

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Right guys we have a problem......

Problem.... going away on honeymoon :thumbup:
TS2 cup fills in 2 to 3 days ......:(

Solution...... modify the cup !

step 1

Take a perfectly good TS2 cup (ja look i bought a spare one in case i completely stuffed it up) and drill a hole in it
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Step 2
mark the exact dimensions of the pipe onto the cup, and use a red hot skewer (stolen from the kitchen when the missus is not looking) to melt the cup to the right dimensions
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Step 3
Insert the pipe and silicone in place
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Step 4
fit the new super long life cup to your very own TS2 .... and Bob is your fathers brother

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enjoy !!.... oh and try keep the comments about the exact cause of the problem to the minimum:p
 

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Nice work, are you joking or did you manage to buy a cup separately?
 

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The tubing is 16mm, i thought of going smaller but was worried it would block.....

I did not have a hole saw, and was worried about cracking the cup if i was too agressive with my drill, the melting method gives you a lot of control if you are patient, the fit was so tight it would have worked without silicone !

I got the spare cup from Ferdie at Dorry's.... very reasonable price !!! .... so was not joking about that !
 

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I got the spare cup from Ferdie at Dorry's.... very reasonable price !!! .... so was not joking about that !
Thanks Neil, I need a new skimmer cup for my TS3, will give Ferdie a shout :)
 
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Just did it to mine... want a tip? use a dremel sanding bit slightly smaller than the pipe and voala! :) it basically melts the plastic and doesnt "cut" it


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Be careful, I know somebody who cracked the cup trying to do the same mod.

I think the success lies in the small hole that Neil first made, then to melt it bigger. Any bigger drill bit will most like shatter the cup.
 

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Oh, ja, enjoy your honeymoon:thumbup:,

LOL at all the other hardcore reefers who only notice the great mod you did, can see what is important in our lives.... ;) (me included)
 
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I love the mod, simple solution to a challenge. I bet there are many reefers looking for spare cups and will be doing the same mod. I know I will.
 
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Ok here are all the tools i used in order! (i didnt buy a spare cup) :whistling: i just set the drill to max speed and pushed VERY lightly on the plastic (using the same technique that is used to drill holes in glass) and the plastic melted to a perfect hole...

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i did the same thing, just with a 50lt drum....
 

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