Introduction: Mad Scientist Lab Gear: Aeration Tubing

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A short I'ble for making aeration tubes for various projects involving dispersing gasses in liquids.

Step 1: Disclaimer (why? Because People Can Be Idiots)

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Standard procedure disclaimer here:

This includes:
-you injure yourself/others
-the cops or Homeland Sec. claim you're up to no good(not likely, but possible)
-you kill yourself/others (sad, but also could happen)
-I'm not paying your hospital/funeral bills

-however, if you stab yourself with the nail with serious harm inflicted, I will personally bear no responsibility for your actions.

Step 2: Tools

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you will need:

hot glue gun (with glue)

Step 3: Materials

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You will need:

surgical tubing

Step 4:

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1) clip tube to desired length
2) turn hot glue gun on
3) put nail in the vice with the pointy end up
4) pull tube down on nail, punch hole
5) repeat 4 until satisfied
6) hot glue gun hot yet? fill the lower end of tube with a small amount of hot glue and wait until hard
7) use it however you want

Step 5: Testing


Hycro (author)2010-07-28

Where you come from, those may be the "generic" nails, but, around here, if you ask for a "generic nail" you're bound to get anything from a panelling nail, to a finishing nail (that's what we call the nails you have there), to a shingle nail...and the list goes on. Just thought I'd point that out, you're neither wrong nor right :)

The Ideanator (author)Hycro2010-07-28

Anything with a smaller diameter will work.

Hycro (author)The Ideanator2010-07-29

Kay. Now, let's hope ya don't get a whole lot of questions like "How big of nails are those generic nails" or something like

The Ideanator (author)Hycro2010-07-29

Heh, I'd break out my micrometer and give a precision reading then.

Hycro (author)The Ideanator2010-07-30


rocksalt2342 (author)2010-03-27

I'm not too sure you need a disclaimer for making bubbles...

I don't think I need it either, people should have some common sense, but one can never be too prepared for what stupidity people can do.

well, I suppose it is possible to kill/injure yourself with this. XD
I'm glad you're being safe instead of sorry though.

lemonie (author)2009-10-01

"for various projects involving dispersing gasses in liquids" - care to elaborate on that? L

The Ideanator (author)lemonie2009-10-01

Well, Its to disperse any gas in any liquid, given that the surgical tube and hot glue can withstand both, did you want me to add that in?

What I use them for at the moment is to bubble air(any gas will work) in water or some aqueous solution(like hydrochloric acid or bleach).

okoshima (author)2009-09-30

Well, its a simple yet effective idea. congrats, ill be nice today 5*

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