If you're sealing the end of a bladder at least you have a couple of chances as if it is a few inches shorter it should still work.edt wrote:Yes. You can't be sure about the time, how hot the filament is, how much pressure all those sorts of things you have to experiment with until you get it right not like there is some cookbook that tells you exact times temperatures and pressure. By hand it is very difficult with the impulse sealer at least if you figure it out once you can repeat it again pretty easy and you can remember the settings you used.
Hmm. That's a good idea. You don't have to patch the original hole, just make a new seam behind it. A few inches is fine, the bladder will stretch that much.dracop wrote:Haha, if its a few inches shorter I won't need to patch as the original hole is a only couple of inches short of the edge.
If I order the roll, I was going to experiment on that in trying to create seams, see if I can create an airpocket. Although Tear Aid is thicker than the original bladder..
Did you try the impulse sealer and how did it work out?dracop wrote:Ok I ordered the Impulse Sealer and the roll of Tear Aid, good thing I have Amazon Prime.
I will attempt to seal near the original seal as practice and go down to the point past the bubble as I get more proficient. Sealing past the bubble means it does not matter if I get the patches done correctly, but the extra room offers abit of practice. (The Tear Aid is so I can test whether or not the seam holds - the existing patch was actually holding rock hard air pressure before the seam blew. It'll be there in the future if I need a larger patch, seems like a good material to have a standing supply of).
If all else fails I can always buy the new bladder, but I anticipate kiting for a long time so may as well figure this out, especially since I am not missing any wind atm.
Not sure what you mean, baby powder inside the bladder?Tiago1973 wrote:didn´t the went through the whole talk, in micro holes i just throw baby powder, works like a charm
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