/ Platypus repair
I have only used it 5 or 6 times so am a bit peeved but i think its a pretty easy repair.
(yes, i know they have a lifetime guarantee and can return them for free repair/replacement but thats not an easy option from the DR)
The bottle has come away slightly from the harder plastic little handle at the top and i suspect a bit of glue should do the trick.
Any advice as to what glue would work best? Certainly not superglue as i keep my platy in the freezer when not in use and i know that sg doesnt freeze well
I'd be very wary of which glue you use as it is coming in to contact with your drinking water.
fair point....but presumably it is glued in the first place?
im sure you're right LB, but not straightforward from here as i said above
You can get patches for punctures, but that wouldn't work on a seam
I would guess that keeping it in the freezer is probably what weakened the plastic in the first place are they supposed to be ok at -20c?
i have always kept them in the freezer...stops them getting nasty
> I have only used it 5 or 6 times so am a bit peeved but i think its a pretty easy repair.
Send it back for replacement, whatever glue you use will fail sooner or later, probably sooner.
I had a seam leak that I fixed with araldite, only lasted a day or two though. Platy's are so flexy you need a flexy glue.
If it was me I'd try melting it back together, maybe a bit of a google to find what the plastic is first and whether it would be a likely fix.
yes, good idea C and that is exactly what i have done.
Heat sealing may be an option as well.
Maybe i just have to buy a new one and return this next time im back in the 'west' but they're not cheap, and sadly you can only buy it complete with drinking tube which is a shame
Well, just heard back from Cascade Designs (the makers of palypi) and the have kindly offered to send me a new one via a friend who is coming for xmas and for me to return the old one when i can...sweet!
Impressive customer service
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