1981 - Volume #5, Issue #4, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Welder Welds Plastic Pipe, Tanks
"With this welder, a farmer can weld plastic pipe into livestock fencing and sorting gates, the same as he's been doing with his regular welder and iron pipe. He can also use the new-style welder to repair broken or cracked plastic pipes and tanks and to reshape pieces made of plastic.
The plastic welder, built by the Leister Co. in Switzerland, is an electrically operated hand tool with a heating element. Available for 100V or 220V electricity, the welding toolproduces 1,100?F temperatures to melt plastic welding rods into the crack or bead. Pressure is applied to force the melted plastic into the area to assure a good "weld".
"The process is relatively simple. You can learn it with about 4 hours of practice," Larson told FARM SHOW. Different tips and welding rods are available for welding most types of plastic.
The kit, complete with welding tool, several tips and welding rods, costs about $500. The company is looking for dealers and distributors.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brian R. White Company, Inc., 313 Henry Station Road, Ukiah, Calif. 95482 (ph 707 462-9795).
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