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post #1 of 11
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Was wondering if anyone on here could make me a cylinder reservoir out of acetal. I'm tired of the acrylic ones cracking. If I need to check the fluid level, I can just pop the top.

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post #2 of 11
Cut and tap...

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-acetal-tubes/=gtqwx7

or

http://www.k-mac-plastics.com/acetal-delrin-celcon-acetron-tubes.htm
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post #3 of 11
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Thanks for the links. Now just gotta figure out what size to get.

This is what I got with my cylinder.

Thick = .188" = 12/64"
O.D. = 2.369" = 47/128"
I.D. = 2"

Got these to choose from. The thickness is between 1/8" and 1/4".

O.D. I.D. Thick

2 1/4" 2" 1/8"

2 1/2" 2" 1/4"
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post #4 of 11
Honestly, if it were me I'd probably just make my own top to go along with it. They have the Acetal rod as well. Tap the tube and thread rod. Then just drill and tap wherever you want the inlets/outlets
 
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post #5 of 11
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This isnt a standard res. Its a res/pump attachment combo. The bottom and top are already acetal.
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post #6 of 11
Oooh, well you can go with either. ID is the same so you should be able to tap it and should screw right in. I'd probably grab the one with 1/4" thickness. The only kind of sucky thing is the tube would be a bit wider than the caps, but that's purely aesthetics and I am sure you could find a way of shaping it down on the ends so it matches
 
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post #7 of 11
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What type of place should I look for in tye yellow pages for a company thatll tap an acrylic cylinder?
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post #8 of 11
Harbor Freight? Go get a cheap tap and die kit?
Or pay a machine shop...
 
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post #9 of 11
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They dont sell 2" taps. LOL
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post #10 of 11
haha, you'd just need to make sure the threads match ones already on the caps, just about any hardware store that sells and threads iron pipe might be able to cut the threads

though there might be a problem with cutting them on the inside and not the outside like most iron pipe
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