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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:35 pm 
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The fill adapter is so tight I can't remove it. I wrapped fine, 1500 grit sand paper and a rubber pad over the air tube and clamped it all in a vise. The vise jaws are over the end of the air tube that has the brass valve body inside and I eventually tightened the vise enough (very tight) so the air tube doesn't spin anymore. Then I used a screw driver in the fill opening and heated the air tube at that end and I could tell the screw driver would have bent before that #@%$*&% adapter came loose. Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:55 pm 
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You did drain the air, correct? Regards, Tom

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:29 pm 
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Yes I was going to mention that, thanks. I didn't want anyone heating a charged air tube with a propane torch!

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:12 pm 
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It should come off i took one off before with a similar method to what you said and it did finally come loose


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:00 am 
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Repeat your steps you took to remove the end cap. But this time as you applied pressure to unscrew the end cap with your screw driver. Strike it with a small hammer. The shock should break it's friction/ lock tight seal.
By the way why do you need to remove the fill end?

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:55 am 
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The reason I wanted to remove it is because lately when I filled the tube it would start leaking air half way through all of a sudden like when a hose bursts.
I put new orings on the probe and checked the hose connections, it was coming from the cap but I couldn't tell you exactly where as there seemed to be air rushing everywhere.
This morning I found a longer and larger diameter bar that fit the opening and tried again and yes I definitely used a hammer and a torch and the tube spun in the vise this time ripping deep groves in it.
I bought the tube used and am now thinking it was sealed with permanent locktite and torqued tightly as there may have been an earlier leak I don't know.
Thanks for the suggestion and if I can't think of anything else I'll start looking for another tube.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 1:27 pm 
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If your tube is damaged due to gouges in it CONSIDER IT JUNK. It is a pressure vessel and it's integrity is now compromised. But that is MHO. Safety is important.

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