so with in the random bucket of gels i got, happen to have some glows in there,
so i spend a whole night sorting them out into random blues, milky and glowing
was testing out the glowing just now and notice almost all of them shuttered when exiting the barrel, which is 7.5 id, i have notice they are a bit bigger than milkies, but i thought it would be ok with my barrel size… and obviously i was wrong…
so i took the barrel out and did a blow test by mouth, they are fine going in from barrel side no damage to the gels when exiting from the t-piece side,
however, when i try to do it from the T-piece side, they all get jam up and when i poke them out with a chopstick, i notice they have a perfect mushroom stem like cut out around one side of the gel.
so i look inside the t piece, and notice the diameter of the hole is actually noticeably smaller than the barrel id, and is rather flat and sharp around the hole…
i can understand why that hole would be smaller than the barrel id, but there is no reason for it to be flat and sharp edged, is there a safe way to add a bit of smooth bevel to it?
also, how much meat is actually there between the opening and the tip of the barrel inside t-piece?
i think by adding a bit of bevel there (not to increase its id),
it will help with gel breaking issue, and perhaps some other gel size related problem as well?
this applies to both the stock t-piece with clear plastic tube
and 2 of the ebay sealed barrel / t-piece combo i have