Re: Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Small mp leak

Thanks to all for your helpful tips on plugging mp leaks. I just received
the sample of sheet silicone that I ordered. The thickness looks very good
(0.011 in) but it is not very compressible. So it looks like I will have to
send another email to AA Acme rubber and see if they can send me a more
compressible sample.

I like Smo-joes Elmer's Glue suggestion. How does Elmer's hold up under

Winslow's suggestion of rubber cement is intriguing. I would want to
investigate the toxicity of the stuff.

Larry, how's the compressibility of the teflon sheet you mentioned? I would
guess it would be to rigid.

Vern. All of my chromatic harps have leaks to varying degrees. I would like
to be able to rid myself of all of them in a robust manner without having
to spend lots of time tinkering with each.

Music Cal

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Larry Sandy <slyou65@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The video lab I worked in for years used a larger version of the teflon
> "cookie sheets" where
> slick, nonstick surfaces were required.  Sandy uses sheets purchased from
> Bed Bath and Beyond in her quilting studio.  I use slivers of the same
> sheets for windsavers.  And they do cut very easily with scissors, rolling
> blade cutters and razor blades, even though they are very tough and durable
> in use.  I can measure the thickness if anyone wants to know.
> Lockjaw Larry
> Ipad 3 happy camper
> ________________________________
>  From: "EGS1217@xxxxxxx" <EGS1217@xxxxxxx>
> To: 3N037@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 1:04 AM
> Subject: Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Small mp leak
> Realizing I've never used and probably never WILL use a 'gasket', but what
> about Silpat...anyone think it's remotely useable? Not sure if it'd  be
> easy to cut. Mine doesn't have that border shown in the video.
> _
> (
> or this newer generic version I just found online (much less  expensive AND
> able to be cut):
> _
> =pd_sim_k_6_
> (
> )
> Elizabeth
> "Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:13:44 -0400
> From: Joseph Leone  <3n037@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Small mp leak
> To: Music  Cal <macaroni9999@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: harp-l  <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
> On Mar 15, 2012, at 6:14 PM, Music Cal  wrote:
> >
> > Does anybody know of a rubber-like material that does  not smell, is thin
> > enough for this purpose (.005 in to .01 inch) and is  FDA grade (safe
> around
> > food so safe in one's mouth)? The material of  Ziploc food bags does not
> > have an odor and its FDA grade but it is not  thick enough or spongy
> enough
> > for a good gasket.
> >
> > Music  Cal
> I once used red hot water bottle rubber. It was the correct  thickness.
> Unfortunately, the water bottles these days aren't smooth. They have  a
> pebble
> grain finish., and too thick anyway.No good. I'm still thinking. (Every
> time my family throws something out, I study it for possible harmonica
> uses.....and 'I' do the garbage.  lolol)
> smo-joe

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