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Homemade Snorkle

#1 User is offline   gatordone 

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 01:03 PM

this i built today for the samurai, but the concept will work with any vehicle.
started around 8 sunday morning. was finished by 11. thats with a whole family trip to home depot.
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i was starting with a easy hook up.
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first i cut a hole in the fender.
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mock up
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because i hade already mounted battery shut off on this fender, i couldnt run paralell to body lines like i would have wanted to.
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finished product
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#2 User is offline   YellowSub2000 

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 07:43 PM

Only problem with PVC is that in the Florida Heat it becomes brittle and breaks easily.

Just a thought.
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:12 PM

im not sure if thats right. we use pvc in all our pool construction, main plumbing in our houses, sprinkler systems and exposed in the fish farm industry. . i have 1" pvc running all around my shop with 150 psi of air in it. been like that with out a problem for 5+ years. anyone else have feed back on this. i have never heard this being a problem. wouldnt be the first time i have been wrong tho.

edit after google search....found this: PVC is plasticized and stabilized against the effects of heat by formulating therewith [1] a plasticizer, and minor amounts of [2] a mixed organometallic salt couplet, [3] a polyol, and [4] a β-diketone. :biggrin1:
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:04 AM

It's not the heat but the UV rays that tend to break down the PVC.
This is one of the reasons I bury irrigation pipe deeper than most other companies do.
Another reason is the fact that PVC is all ready more brittle than other materials, ie metal.
A good hit from a branch will snap the PVC Pipe.
However the cost is nothing and is easily repaired, remember if it breaks while under water you'll ruin the engine.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:57 AM

Looks great. There are a number of other folks on this forum who have constructed snorkels using PVC. I have not heard of any drama (yet), but Wardie is right about PVC and UV. If you paint it that should reduce the UV issue significantly. When I constructed mine I went wih ricer tubes as I did not want to deal with the brittleness of PVC and I wanted something that could be field installed and removed.

One of the other materials looked at for the project was ABS plastic but it just doesn't seem to be available at local home stores (the orange or blue stores that is)


Snorkel using Ricer Tubes

Again looks great.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:03 AM

Installed one on my jeep going on a year ago, used black plastic paint, and have never had the slightest problem. Alot of people here have seen the depths my jeep has endured with the snorkel. Never the slightest hint of moisture in the airbox either. The only thing I am going to change is the finish. Between rocks and trees I find myself repainting it every few months, but that's with hard tight trail abuse and I'd rather paint the snorkel than the jeep anyways.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:33 AM

View Postcaptainmike, on Jun 16 2008, 11:03 AM, said:

Alot of people here have seen the depths my jeep has endured with the snorkel. Never the slightest hint of moisture in the airbox either.

I've seen you out there... more U-Boat than Jeep.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:38 PM

Nice pic...
Its seems like he really loves Jeep Snorkeling so much...
He's homemade snorkle seems fine...
Goodluck Man...
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