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Old 11-07-2009, 08:50 AM
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Question Tightening a loose gas cylinder

I didn't create this document but wanted to share.

Here's how you tighten that loose gas cylinder: http://www.mediafire.com/?ewdgjhg2yn4


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Old 11-07-2009, 10:16 AM
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I didn't create this document but wanted to share.

Here's how you tighten that loose gas cylinder: http://www.mediafire.com/?mymgtxeizdy
Good post...you are able to do it with a brass punch?

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:15 PM
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I didn't create this document but wanted to share.

Here's how you tighten that loose gas cylinder: http://www.mediafire.com/?mymgtxeizdy
Good post. Overall, good, easy to understand instructions. Don't think using a brass punch to peen over heat-treated steel is the way to go, though. Better to stick with using the socket - it works just fine.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:20 PM
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I'm a fan of the socket method myself
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:07 AM
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Again not my instructions, just passed them on.

No, I have never tried a brass punch but have tried a steel punch in the past which does work, but is crude IMO.

+1 on the socket method, it's the only way I do it myself.

Thank for the comments guys.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:01 AM
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Anybody care to post the socket method? I have a loose gas cylinder I would like to tighten up...
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:18 AM
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It's covered in the linked .pdf document - see original post. I also added another page to this .pdf file that shows yet another set of instructions.

This is not rocket science and once you do it you probably won't need instructions. Also the 1/2" socket is subjective, but most people have one laying around and it's radius does the job nicely, so it's a popular method. A 9/16" socket, steel round stock of a similar diameter or other will also get the job done.

Punches of course work, but personally I try to have more eye-appealing results with my work. Oh well, more than one way to skin a cat as they say.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:15 PM
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Brass will work but it's not optimal. I've used it myself in a pinch.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:51 AM
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Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:33 AM
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Fantastic, just what I needed!
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