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Old 08-19-2003, 11:46 PM   #11
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If I can I'll try to get to the track in the next two weeks and see how this works.
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I was thinking sorta the same,. If you have a well-supported CAI then you could find a PVC pipe the same diameter and anoter pvc like an inch or 2 LARGER in diameter and create your own two-peice ice block MOLD that you can fill and frezze a couple before you goto the track. And if you strap on this container with ice blocks in it then add SALT. (Know hoe SALT makes ice COLDER) right before runningand it would all stay in your PVC mould for you to wach out for the next run... anyone following me?
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I was thinking sorta the same,. If you have a well-supported CAI then you could find a PVC pipe the same diameter and anoter pvc like an inch or 2 LARGER in diameter and create your own two-peice ice block MOLD that you can fill and frezze a couple before you goto the track. And if you strap on this container with ice blocks in it then add SALT. (Know hoe SALT makes ice COLDER) right before runningand it would all stay in your PVC mould for you to wach out for the next run... anyone following me?
I think I follow your basic set up but please elaborate.
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I was thinking sorta the same,. If you have a well-supported CAI then you could find a PVC pipe the same diameter and anoter pvc like an inch or 2 LARGER in diameter and create your own two-peice ice block MOLD that you can fill and frezze a couple before you goto the track. And if you strap on this container with ice blocks in it then add SALT. (Know hoe SALT makes ice COLDER) right before runningand it would all stay in your PVC mould for you to wach out for the next run... anyone following me?
I think I follow your basic set up but please elaborate.
OK, you asked for it..

HINT: Visualize and READ SLOW

Alright ill make up a situation with specific numbers,bbut keepin mind its flexable.
OK, say that you have a 3" CAI tube with a 12" straight section of the pipe.
-So you go find a peice of PVC (plastic plumbing) thats the same size OD (3" in this case).
-You then get another peice of PVC thats bigger, lets say 5" diameter.
-Cover the ends(glue a peice of plastic over them) of the big pipe.
-Cut a hole just big enough for the smaller pipe to fit inside in one side.
-Then cut both pipes in half.
-OK then strap the cut sections together with a peice of wax paper between them.
-Fill both sides with water (assuming you cut close enough and strapped tight enough) and then freeze them.
-Once frozen you should be able to strap the external sections around your CAI pipe (and it fits perfect because of the matching original mold)
-OPTIONAL- Put some salt on the inside before strapping it to your CAI cause it makes the ice colder

So basically you just made a mold for ice that fits perfectly around your CAI

WARNING- I thought this all up in an evening, it WILL not be perfect the first time, so suggestion are appreciated...
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Like your isea.
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I know exactly what you mean Gaffer. Good idea. Though if I'm visualizing it correctly, the pieces won't fit completely around the pipe since the smaller one (3inches in this case) would be the SAME size as the intake pipe (3 inches). You'd have to find a PVC that is slightly larger than 3 inches so the two pieces would completely surround the pipe. Know what I mean? I hope I'm making sense.

But your idea is pretty innovative. Not bad at all for a night'* work! You have me thinking now!
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Oh yeah..you got me confused a little. But the salt will lower the freezing point. So basically it shouldn't make the ice colder, but rather the ice would melt quicker.

Right?

But that'* optional anyway.
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Haha... yup salts optional. And yes the size thig does make sence and i think the PVC is thick enough, now that i look at it, to be bigger than the same size CAI, but that will be different per user CAIs, it just depends, but yeah those could be fun...hehehe...
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So did this idea work?
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Uhh well i dont have a CAI to test it on but i found out (the hard way) that you CANT use the Rachet strapes to hold the two peices of PVC together while freezing the two blocks .. Umm Back to the hardware store Actually i can get a ton at my dads work so ill just stop by there for free.. then use a lot of big thick ruberbands i found...So postponed for another week to fit the project inbetween school and my MANY other projects...
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