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    Established TDF Member Nickpicks's Avatar
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    Valves and manifold smoothness

    My twinset went for an o2 clean a few weeks ago, and the valves (apeks) aren't quite as smooth as they used to be. They're not really stiff, but just not as free as they were before.

    Is it just a matter of dismantling the valves and giving them a tiny bit more (compatible) grease?
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    It's not necessarily more grease you need, it may actually be less grease that is needed and the people that serviced your valves may have been a bit generous with the grease. This isn't 100% the cause but i suggest if you are not happy with the work done then speak to whoever did the cleaning.

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    Consider turning back the screw that holds in the valve wheel. If itís too tight it can compress the spring too much. Noting if you undo it too much youíll lose your valve wheel.

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    Had a problem getting one of my cylinders filled at Gildenburgh. They refused to fill it because they considered that the valve was too tight - and refused to refund the money I had paid for the fill (you pay in the shop and they give you a rubber band to put around the valve). Never taken a cylinder to them again.


 

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