Dog Balls Again

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Dog Balls Again

Postby Shrek » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:38 am

This topic was discussued a few weeks ago, when Big Kev gave the instructions on how to make pump seals by using dog balls. I followed the written guide and found it successful. I did promise to follow up with a photo guide so here it is, no dogs were harmed in the making of ths series.
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Dog balls costing £1 from Pets at Home Aintree - just slice the end of
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Use the end of the pump to cut out a core - this can be a bit tough if the end of the pump is standard issue - i have the rim ground down a bit.
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I mark the centre of the bung - i think it helps if the pull rod is more central. I am not sure what others do but I don't use the full length of the bung, i use approximately 2/3 of the length. I suppose it depends on the amount of threads on the pull rod and how hard you want to pull - just experiment.

I am still not an expert at pumping especially in the winter, but at least I know the pump is set up correctly and hoping that the success rates increases again with the warmer days


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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Big Kev » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:39 am

Good pics Ken :clap:
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Shrek » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:19 am

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Hi Kev

I must have followed your instructions correctly then - do you use the full bung or cut it down. How long do they last, I am not sure how durable they are but they really create some suction.

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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Big Kev » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:40 pm

I cut it down a bit and usually get a good year out of one bung...not sure how long they would last,as i usually put a new one in each year just to be on the safe side...£1 a year is not too bad
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Shrek » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:35 am

I should have added a final photo to show how much of the "core" to cut off, cutting in half is usually too thin so approximately 2/3 seems to be right.

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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby iank » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:39 am

The photos are spot on. Thanks

Funny enough I've just come in from the garage where I made two this morning before seeing your post. I should be ok for a couple of years now. The other thing I did, maybe unnecessarily, was to cut a small chamfer on the leading edge with scissors.

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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby morrow » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:44 am

I need to do this with my slim alvey pump which i should be using but its in the garage collecting dust!

So i buy the ball and....

1. Cut the top section
2. Push my pump through it :lol:
3. then cut it so both ends are flat
4. put a hole though it using somthing long/thin
5.re attach it to my pump

With the washer i dont need to glue it or anything do i i just re attached the washer and bolt as its fitted now? Sorry for being confusing but i get confused very easy lol
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Big Kev » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:45 am

Might be worth buying a dozen balls just to be on the safe side,as lines often come to an end :idea:
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Big Kev » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 am

morrow wrote:I need to do this with my slim alvey pump which i should be using but its in the garage collecting dust!

So i buy the ball and....

1. Cut the top section
2. Push my pump through it :lol:
3. then cut it so both ends are flat
4. put a hole though it using somthing long/thin
5.re attach it to my pump

With the washer i dont need to glue it or anything do i i just re attached the washer and bolt as its fitted now? Sorry for being confusing but i get confused very easy lol

No glue needed,just put it back together with your new sponge washer.......the other thing i put in is washers made from old wellies...metal washer,then 2 wellie washers,then your sponge bung,then another wellie washer and finally the second metal washer ;)
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Steve Duffy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:08 pm

I must get out and buy some old wellies.Does anyone know where I can buy old wellies :?:
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Big Kev » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:01 pm

Steve Duffy wrote:I must get out and buy some old wellies.Does anyone know where I can buy old wellies :?:

There`s 2 pairs left at Morecambe last weekend...nb keep to the mussel beds :lol:
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Steve Duffy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:31 pm

Classic. :clap: :clap: :lol:
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby Big Kev » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:38 pm

The lads carried on fishing just in their socks....must have been freezing :lol:
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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby iank » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:09 pm

:clap: :clap: :lol:

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Re: Dog Balls Again

Postby razer1 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:20 pm

Excuse me for being thick but are the original bungs in the pump really that bad that they affect the amount of worms you can get? I still have the original in mime and theres still plenty of suction. Am I missing something?


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