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Rocket repair
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There are often different ways to skin the cat and yours sounds good for bigger AND for thick tubes. HPR requires a better couplers for strength purposes.

Yes, for bigger tubes, I often..gasp...measure and do the math. For MPR and LPR using the method that reuses the removed strip you can even have a small gap. Unless I can see the ends, I never trim them flush. Getting them flush during the build, however, helps ensure a uniform fit all the way. Early on I was careless and found that you can get a good fit at one end and have the coupler a tad loose on the end that's furthest into the tube as it is bonded together.

The wax paper and tape I mentioned serve the same purpose. The wax paper allows for even a better fit, although I seldom do that anymore.
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Rocket repair - by Kirk G - 08-23-2015, 07:11 PM
RE: Rocket repair - by JEAdams - 08-23-2015, 07:58 PM
RE: Rocket repair - by Greg Young - 08-24-2015, 08:28 AM
RE: Rocket repair - by rstaff3 - 08-24-2015, 11:36 AM
RE: Rocket repair - by K'Tesh - 08-24-2015, 12:13 PM
RE: Rocket repair - by Kirk G - 08-24-2015, 12:15 PM
RE: Rocket repair - by K'Tesh - 08-24-2015, 04:08 PM
RE: Rocket repair - by rstaff3 - 08-24-2015, 12:27 PM
RE: Rocket repair - by phlash - 08-25-2015, 11:57 AM
RE: Rocket repair - by rstaff3 - 08-25-2015, 12:14 PM

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