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Water level taps

Post  bazzer on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 8:23 am

Hi,
Can anyone give me advice on getting the water level taps on the tender to seal. I have tried lapping them in as Steve suggests in the instructions, but to no avail.

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Re: Water level taps

Post  Steve Traill on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 10:47 am

I just used T cut or any brass polish to lap them in once they were a reasonable fit with the hole in the middle. I found watching telly whilst I was doing it helped as it is terminally boring twisting it back & forth a million times!

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Re: Water level taps

Post  lynnr on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 11:03 am

Mine were too oval to be used at all.

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Re: Water level taps

Post  Steve Traill on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 3:17 pm

Mine were a bit, just squeezed them in the vice 'till they looked round & carried on. The metal is quite soft & I reasoned that they were round when they were cut so had to have gone oval afterwards.

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Post  bazzer on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 11:02 pm

Thanks guys, will try the vice trick.

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