Originally Posted by apotter
This all seems completely logical. thankfully I have a spare housing which has proven to be useful. while completely in agreement wth using the right tool for the job, in the case of plastic welding have you ever used a soldering iron for joining similar plastics together? Polypro seems to be a decent candidate for using a soldering iron to fix (second best to prof. plastic welding).
You can, I've done it with toy car and crap like that.
The weld won't be very strong, it might hold up but it's hard to say.
The soldering iron will burn the plastic too, which can contaminate if you try to weld it later.
The plastic welders use super heated air to 'plastisize' the material, so it never touches the actual weld point (there are a some exceptions like guide channels, etc.).
They make some crazy epoxy materials, still probably your best bet.