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firelord020
01-14-2008, 08:00 PM
well today in welding class (all done with my projects) I thought I would try to do one of otter's mods. So I put it on the drill press and drilled two wholes. one of them is done right and the other is bad.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii52/firelord020/P1140268.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii52/firelord020/P1140271.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii52/firelord020/P1140269.jpg

sorry for the poor quality (and sorry for not being a good speller)

shunut
01-14-2008, 08:04 PM
What exactly is wrong? Its hard to tell by the pictures.

firelord020
01-14-2008, 08:18 PM
well I drilled a hole right troght the treads on the Low Pressure Chamber, and now my air is leaking hard throght the treads!

ps. it is a hard picure to take

snoopdogg
01-14-2008, 09:14 PM
well I drilled a hole right troght the treads on the Low Pressure Chamber, and now my air is leaking hard throght the treads!

ps. it is a hard picure to take

then watever peice u messed up go buy a new one shouldnt cost u that much but yea those pictures r pretty bad but i was able to tell

bigred76
01-14-2008, 10:17 PM
Try some DOW55 on the o-ring, and use Teflon tape on the threads of the LPC before you put it in.

Lonus
01-15-2008, 03:04 AM
Looks like a good time to upgrade your front block.

firelord020
01-15-2008, 05:35 AM
Try some DOW55 on the o-ring, and use Teflon tape on the threads of the LPC before you put it in.

thanks for the idea I will let you guys know how it comes out when I get home from school.

Looks like a good time to upgrade your front block.

I was looking into them and I don't know what to get. 15 degree back or forward

battlechaser
01-15-2008, 12:31 PM
lol, been there done that. Teflon tape on the LPC fixed it for me. Good luck.

pinkanese
01-15-2008, 01:58 PM
Uhum, just as a note, teflon tape is not a sealant, it is meant as a lubricant to make things easier to thread tighter. if you really want to seal it you will have to put soem blue loc-tite on it.

firelord020
01-15-2008, 02:14 PM
me and otter have figured out how we are going to fix this, thanks alot for sugestions. And just for kicks I will go try to see if the teflon will work.

thanks alot. will post how teflon worked out.


edit: nope did not work, not even a little so thanks
(will try locktite when I get some)

Xyxyll
01-15-2008, 06:24 PM
OtterSC's modification, as you performed it, is more intended for the older vertical adapters that did not have the threads internal to the main vertical adapter housing. Depending on how far forward you drilled through the threads, you may be able to get away with simply not screwing the LPC in all the way. I made the same mistake you did on my vertical adapter years ago, and that was my solution. Still works fine to this day.

Good luck! :cool:

battlechaser
01-16-2008, 12:47 PM
Uhum, just as a note, teflon tape is not a sealant, it is meant as a lubricant to make things easier to thread tighter. if you really want to seal it you will have to put soem blue loc-tite on it.


Nah man, Loctite isn't a sealant, its for holding threads that might otherwise rattle loose.. ;)

Teflon tape is a mild sealant for air/gas fittings that may need to be taken apart again.

Hob Hayward
01-17-2008, 05:07 PM
Uhum, just as a note, teflon tape is not a sealant, it is meant as a lubricant to make things easier to thread tighter. if you really want to seal it you will have to put soem blue loc-tite on it.

Teflon tape SHOULD work, it is actually used as a sealant. Maybe it wasn't designed that way, but it helps a LOT with sealing.

firelord, the teflon tape Should work, just try using more... As much as you can while you can still screw it all the way in.

firelord020
01-17-2008, 06:07 PM
tryed it, it still did not work. so thanks for the suggestion. I've got one coming on the way.