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Posted by Andy Kidd on October 22, 2002 00:37:36 UTC

whose been working w/ pvc for scopes:
http://www.weertman.com/bruce/atm/rft/doc3.htm
I've been thinking of trying his mount idea for the dob i'm putting together.

One thing that might concern me if using it for a OTA is possible 'outgassing' from the PVC? I've been experimenting with it some and sometimes i swear i get a 'clorox' smell when i'm carving or cutting on it... could just be my imagination? [i do know pvc containers aren't recommended for storing stuff like photos or negatives because of this potential 'outgassing' problem though i don't know if that would affect optics at all]

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