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Old 09-02-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Default Bung with hole for manometer?

I'm putting together my own manometer, but I need a rubber bung (stopper) with a hole in it to insert into the drone top.

Last time I tried to make one, I took a power drill to a bung from the hardware store, but the result was a bit of a mess.

It occurred to me that chemistry/lab equipment will have all sorts of bungs with holes.

Where is a good place to buy a bung with a hole in it already?
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:18 PM   #2
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Home brew.

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Old 09-02-2016, 03:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bung with hole for manometer?

I just wrapped the end of the tube in duct tape till it was thick enough to fit in a drone bushing.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:32 AM   #4
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Like Paul said, a home brew supply will have what you're looking for. If there's not one near you, try an auto parts supply.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:36 AM   #5
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Default Re: Bung with hole for manometer?

Here's another way:

Lots of hardware stores carry nylon fittings
with bayonet barb ends. There are sizes to
fit your tubing. (For me, that's ACE hardware's
plumbing section.)

For the drone top, a right-angle fitting is best.
The opposite, threaded-side OD needs to be
just a bit smaller than your bush opening ID.

A wrap of waxed hemp fits it to your bush.

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My preferred tubing diameter is too large for
a pre-drilled stopper, but for one of those,
a right-angle nylon fitting, with a bayonet
barb at both ends, works well.
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