Author Topic: Adhesive suggestions for DIY PVC pipe trigger?  (Read 2952 times)

Offline barcsdad

Adhesive suggestions for DIY PVC pipe trigger?
« on: June 23, 2011, 01:16:42 PM »
I'm about halfway through my first DIY trigger, which is simply a PVC pipe with a tightly fitting wooden block (with piezo attached) jammed into it and a jack on the end cap. Plan on wrapping a mouse pad around it. Has anyone built something like this, and if so, what adhesive is recommended?

Offline barcsdad

Re: Adhesive suggestions for DIY PVC pipe trigger?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 10:14:58 AM »
Found a good method. DUCT TAPE the crap out of it.

Offline stongej2002

Re: Adhesive suggestions for DIY PVC pipe trigger?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 03:10:21 PM »
I have never built anything like that but you cant go wrong with some gorilla glue...good stuff.
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Offline barcsdad

Re: Adhesive suggestions for DIY PVC pipe trigger?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 09:57:59 AM »
Here's what the outcome is. Hastily mounted for sure. Will try to put together a recipe of how it was made. Working well, with the exception that I have it plugged into the "dreaded Tom1 input"!




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Re: Adhesive suggestions for DIY PVC pipe trigger?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 10:06:54 AM »
How is this trigger working out for you?  I've thought about doing this with a few short pieces of 1" PVC to make a sound effects tree.  I am worried about crosstalk between them as I would make the tree out of PVC.

Maybe I'll find some way to isolate them...  any ideas?
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Offline stongej2002

Re: Adhesive suggestions for DIY PVC pipe trigger?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 12:39:18 PM »
Where in the PVC pipe do you have the piezo mounted?
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Offline ralis

Re: Adhesive suggestions for DIY PVC pipe trigger?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 03:28:15 PM »
I like to use contact cement to glue the rubber to anything/
Paint a coat on each, let dry for 20-30 minutes
Apply a second coat, let dry for 15-20 minurtes.
VERY carefully line up the rubber then place. Once it touches it is stuck. Press firmly into place.