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What do you get if you cross a thermos cup with a car?

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    So after doing the pcv mod last year, a couple of weeks a go I decided to check it all out and make sure all was well.
    I removed it all and was rather disgusted, it was horrible allthe pipes full of puss like gunk! I mean full!
    I cleaned all the pipes out and thought I really need a catch can, did the usual ebay search found loads but in reality I couldn’t afford any, so it got me thinking, what household stuff have I got lying around that could just maybe make a catch can?.
    After raiding the cupards, the shed, and greenhouse I found some bits J and in true blue peter style I began.
    So what did I use/find:
    Thermos cup: [​IMG]
    22mm to 15mm copper reducers x2
    Plumbers flux and solder
    Silicone (general stuff) later changed to hi temp stuff (due to massive shrinkage)
    Tools used were 16mm wood hole cutter (erm for the metal flask) lol
    Hand held blowtorch (for the solder)
    Junior hacksawfor the handle removal.
    So I got on with it, at 1[SUP]st[/SUP] I just wanted to makeit, not bothered about looks etc, just make it functional: [​IMG]
    An hour or so later I had done it then proceeded to fit it.
    Once fitted I actually forgot about it haha, drove round fora couple of weeks and thought “oh ****” my catch can!
    Anyway the other day I decided to have a look, I had no fish BUT it seemed I had a new way to produce jack daniels! Whoohoo!
    This is the product: [​IMG]

    So my rough bodge up seems to work yes, its only condensation BUT it works and with no baffle I think its quite a good outcome.
    I decided I should keep it, but I needed it’s looks changing a little so I cleaned it up and painted it and here we have the blue peter/scrapheap challenge catch can J [​IMG][/URL]if your going to attempt this make sure there is an adult present at all times!
    If you want a full guide just ask Ill do one haha.
    Thanks for reading guys and gals!
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    cecilthesausage ...It's Never Finished...

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    Hahaha.....Quality.... Good stuff
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    That is the best thing i have read for ages Carl. Well done you. :) x
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    Nice write up and an enjoyable little read :rock:
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    good stuff man, what a journey you took us on well done !-)
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    Haha cheers you lot, I'm taking orders now if you want one lol :jump:
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    Im sure you will have plenty of buyers Carl, lol. :) x
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    I used a protein shaker i'm sure there is a picture on the forum somewhere.

    I'd put some synthetic wire wool in there mate as it will help filter but still allow gasses to pass through.
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    put my name down, after buying the 3pound asda thermos how much labour? will i see a bhp gain lol:blackrs4:
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    Im going to do that, i just wanted to see if it actually would work. Protien shaker catch can? That sounds interesting love to know what else has been used for them haha

    Pfft bugger Asda! Pound shop all the way lol, as for labour, I wouldnt really call it labour I diddnt even break a sweat......BHP Hmmm no BUT it technicley should raise the octaine level as the nasties that get cought by the can, can reduce the octain level of the fuel your using.

    I'm sure I will I'm just not too sure how to pitch it to the dragons haha x
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    Hope you earn a blue peter badge for your recycling skills :arco:
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    Haha thanks! Next eco project is to make budget tyres our of melted plastic milk bottles, i'm hoping for an eco innovation award for that one! lol
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    haha love it
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    haha quality! Although we require videos with this finished eco project :)
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    Sure that's not a problem, should be able to do a movie length epic production thanks to the millions of £'s I'll be making from the thermos can! lol
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    another makeshift catch can idea,

    PCV Catchcan.jpg
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    I was looking in to them, but they just looked too small to me, unless your gonna check it every couple of days, it's an airline filter isn't it?
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    yeah, seems to be a standard water/oil trap. You do get bigger ones. I found this idea while browsing for catch can designs.
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    Yeah I saw a few whilst researching but still you can't beat the £0 cost it cost for mine lol
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