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Unread postAuthor: chrissilvermancs » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:42 am

i have a 2" male adapter coming off my piston and i use silicone gear grease on it to make it easier to work with and now its impossible to take off. normally i wold use the dermal and carefully cut the female adapter off but then i would be trashing a 2.5" barrel which is not easy to come by on my budget. and i cant risk hurting the male adapter because then the piston is worthless so please any ideas?
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:15 am

Have you tried getting extra leverage with a vice and/or strap wrench?

If that isn't doin it try adding some heat to is somehow.

Next time stay away from the silicone and just use a couple wraps of teflon tape.
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Unread postAuthor: chrissilvermancs » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:49 am

ya i tried a vice but i dont have a vice big enough to go around 2.5 in of pvc and i tried 3 hairdryers on it but still would not budge. but u have to love the smell of burnt pvc!
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:41 am

Take it to a friend's house and stick the barrel in their vice, then turn the chamber by hand or something to give extra leverage.

If this still won't work, dremel off the female adapter on the barrel, trying to save all of the 2.5" pipe, and get a new adapter. For barrels it isn't as critical to have a perfect joint, like it is on a pneumatic chamber. Actually, a better way to get the joint off than your dremel, is to use a hack saw to cut the fitting parallel with the barrel (or close to it) all the way to the pipe. You can then peel the fitting away with a flathead screwdriver. You may want to make 2 or 3 cuts to make it easier.
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Unread postAuthor: chrissilvermancs » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:12 pm

thanks for the advice i will try that. ya i didnt meen to put the barrel on so tight the sillicon had the opposit effect i antisipated put i will try a table vice or dremel it off.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:28 pm

Submerge the chamber or outside piece in really hot water to make it expand, then unscrew it. Might work. :D

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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:40 pm

I think this was already suggested but once you get it unscrewed, wash off all the silicone and then try teflon tape, that works better, and it helps the seal
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Unread postAuthor: chrissilvermancs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:04 am

actually i was makeing a video today of the cannon shooting a tennis ball and the adapter cracked and the barrel came off but the dame female adapter is on so dam tight i have to dremal it next weekend thanks for the ideas though i will try the water before i dremmal but its on way too far
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