Water Valve Nut Help Help please

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Water Valve Nut Help Help please

Post  zzr prid on Sat 19 Jun 2010, 9:21 am

Hi all

Have stuck the water valve nut to the inside of the tender. But I have sherd / snapped of one of the brass bolts in the water valve nut. Sad

What would be the best way to sort this out ?

Thanks

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Re: Water Valve Nut Help Help please

Post  LilyJack on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 8:25 am

Try running a micro-drill down the sheared bolts centre until you get to just below thread size, then re-tap it.

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Re: Water Valve Nut Help Help please

Post  Big Al on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 9:24 am

If it's one of the 4 bolts that has sheard I would first fill the tender with water to see if it leaks, the other 3 might hold it tight enough to make it watertight. It so then I would stick the bolt head in with araldite just so it looks Ok

If not then you could have a big dismantling job to do!
If the bolt has remained affixed to the inside of the tender then Lilyjacks ideamay work or it may dislodge the nut altogether.

I did have a problem with fitting the pick and return pipes on the wrong way and I gained access through the tank top and to get the nut in place I poked a coathanger wire through the bolt hole then dropped the nut over the top. You could try this for the water pipe nut and find a very small child or something similar to hold the nut in the right place whilst you fitted a new bolt. It's going to be fiddley either way. Best of luck and let us know how you get on!

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Re: Water Valve Nut Help Help please

Post  LilyJack on Mon 21 Jun 2010, 5:05 am

LilyJack wrote:Try running a micro-drill down the sheared bolts centre until you get to just below thread size, then re-tap it.
Should have also added to put the other three bolts in first WITH spacers so the nut remains tight to the tender whilst you carry out works on it, that way it'll not dislodge Smile

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Re: Water Valve Nut Help Help please

Post  zzr prid on Mon 21 Jun 2010, 11:12 am

Thank you all for your help Smile

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Re: Water Valve Nut Help Help please

Post  andyc on Tue 22 Jun 2010, 10:36 am

Hi,

If you are able to ( i was as i had all my kits at once ) I would put the injector water valve onto the elbow before you fix it to the tender as it will save you having to remove the elbow later on and maybe scratching the paint job.

regards

Andy

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