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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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GluBot Repair
« on: August 29, 2015, 09:33 AM »
The screw on collar that holds the spout broke on my GluBot. Having inspected the break I thought this looks like a nut in a compression fitting for 15mm pipe. It fits a treat and I really don't expect this one will ever fail on me, even if let's say some Mister Heavy handed idiot tried his damnedest to break it on purpose...





« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 11:25 PM by Woodwork Wizard »

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 11:47 AM »
Oh, man, very cool! I haven't had one break but that is great to know.

Seth

Offline Brent Taylor

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 12:51 PM »
I seem to tear the fill cap off on mine.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 05:45 PM »
A little wax around the outside threads of the fill cap seem to make

a better refill session. Other wise I use channel locks. :)

Offline tazprime38

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 01:14 PM »
That's brilliant. My cap has split also, so now I can fix it with a compression fitting nut.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 04:45 PM »
This is a very timely post.  The same thing just happened to me.  Thanks for posting!!
edit:  I just realized: 15mm.....isn't that a UK thing?

Offline Wuffles

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 05:24 PM »
This is a very timely post.  The same thing just happened to me.  Thanks for posting!!
edit:  I just realized: 15mm.....isn't that a UK thing?

Most plumbers over here still refer to it as half inch or three quarter inch when referring to 15mm or 22mm.
Tool list updated to reflect knowledge :: hammer, screwdriver, one pozi bit, and another bigger hammer.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2015, 03:48 PM »
1/2" is too small and 3/4" is too big.  I tried

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2015, 04:34 PM »
5/8 seems to work just fine.  I could only find in brass.  A shower head washer more than spans the gap it creates.  Should last a long time

Offline zaschaffer

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2015, 09:59 PM »
Here's the best shop/ tool advise I will probably ever give anyone..

I used to buy those glubots and I have found the best glue bottle is a simple mustard bottle (like the ones your school cafeteria had that has a tiny cap not the twisty top.) They cost like $.82 and Ive been using the same one for 2 years.

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2015, 10:21 AM »
I love the Glu-Bot, quick and easy to get just the right amount squeezed out and very quick to refill from a big bottle of Titebond 2.
 
While on the subject of glue a Sili-Brush is very good too, dried on glue peels off easily.
http://www.axminster.co.uk/sili-brush-non-stick-glue-brush

The combination of Glu-Bot and Sili-Brush is brilliant. No mess, no waste, nice even layer...
I keep both in my hand tools SYS-5 as they always get used together.

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 08:56 AM »
After lots of careful use my GluBot needs a second repair. The bottle has split on the seem (see arrow in photo - right where your thumb would be) and leaks glue when squeezed, so I put a blob of flexible rubber glue over it which has sealed it for now. If it leaks again I'll try a puncture repair patch.

Fastcap should use thicker plastic or do away with the round logo on the side as that's where it failed. The GluBot was never below about a 1/3 full so I did not squeeze the thing to death. I have a second GluBot I have just for workshop use that was bought maybe a year after the first one and this appears to be made of even thinner plastic.


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Offline Bob D.

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 04:40 PM »
Here's the best shop/ tool advise I will probably ever give anyone..

I used to buy those glubots and I have found the best glue bottle is a simple mustard bottle (like the ones your school cafeteria had that has a tiny cap not the twisty top.) They cost like $.82 and Ive been using the same one for 2 years.

I have a GluBot but for a long time I used a ketchup bottle which has a nice valve that closes
up tight and no cap to lose. You can keep the bottle inverted just like when it had ketchup it in
and it's always ready to go. You don't have to shale the glue down. It actually works pretty good
and I don't see much advantage to the GluBot but I received it as a gift from one of the kids so
feel obliged to use it.
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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 05:28 PM »
After lots of careful use my GluBot needs a second repair.

Fastcap should use thicker plastic or do away with the round logo on the side as that's where it failed.

You might also consider sending an email to Paul Akers at Fastcap. He is always looking for ways to improve the products and I am sure he would be interested in real world issues that arise. I see that you are in the UK, so them sending you a replacement might not be in the cards, but customer feedback should be important to any good company  www.fastcap.com

Offline UncleJoe

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 08:26 PM »
Definitely drop an email to Paul Akers. He really does read them. I sent him one while I was having my Sunday morning coffee and browsing his web site and a few minutes later my phone rang and it was him. He wanted to talk about my idea. He really does want to make better products. Also check out the Fast Cap site you can buy replacement parts for the glubot for around $1.00 so just add them to your next order when you go ahead and pull the trigger on that fantastic Miter saw stand he has. :-)
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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: GluBot Repair
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 11:51 AM »
As suggested I did eventually email Paul Akers just to say the circular seam on the GluBot is a weak point.

He emailed me back within minutes to say he will send me a replacement.

I emailed him to say I'm not in the U.S.A. -  I'm in England, my email was only to mention the seam, I don't mind using a puncture repair patch to seal it, it really isn't necessary to send a new one and I'm sure he could see from the photo I sent that it's been well used for some time.

He emailed me back within minutes to say he doesn't care if I'm in Siberia, he wants his customers to be 100% satisfied with Fastcap products and he will be sending me a new one. He also said the new GluBot doesn't have the circular impression in it anymore.

I'm 100% impressed.

Thank you also to copcarcollector and UncleJoe for telling me.

This is what arrived in the post today.