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Hi Guys...Another video showing a Parker 51 diaphragm replacement.I hope you find it usefull with your own Parker 51 sac replacement....Good luck.



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Hi grandmia, i think your videos are great & i just subscribed to your youtube channel. I agree with Dennis in one of the other threads -- differences of opinion are useful. For someone learning to repair pens like myself, the differences are instructive (though sometimes confusing). One example is this: I've seen 3-4 different sources on pen repair recommending different lengths for cutting the Vac diaphragm. I've watched 3 videos on Vac diaphragm replacement, including yours and Dennis's videos. And I've read different online descriptions of the process. I've learned a lot from asking, reading, and watching videos and it's quite interesting to me how different the methods are.

Anyway, just wanted to say "thanks" for posting your how-to videos



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Hi...

Thanks for watching and subscribing to the videos.You are absolutely right it can beconfusing.In my opinion some web sights that you read are so full of technical gobbledygook that you are no wiser after reading.In my videos hopefully you can physically see the process and hopefully understand what is being done.The videos are not scripted so occasionally there are mistakes but i think that part of the fun of them you see everything with warts and all.You will find that you will gather the information needed for a repair and eventually you will develop your own style and methods.As as said on TFN "i do it my way" which did not go down to well.Personally i take on advise or information and adapt my own methods and do not take to much notice from them telling me how it HAS to be done.Even if you read all the books as i have and listen to some people there is a lot of contradiction in the methods.

At the end of the day just make sure you enjoy what you do and have fun doing it.If there is anything we can help you with let us know.

Good luck with your repairs.



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Well done Stefan!

I just watched this entire video (I have to admit it was the first time!), and I am really impressed with a lot of your methods and tips! I'm really surprised about the "Q-tip" Pellet tool! I have two questions:

1- What do you do/use to get an old pellet out of a pellet cup that is still usable?
(Most people recommend a dremel, but I was curious if you did)

2- What are you using to bring the diaphragm (Vac Sac) back onto itself once you get the pellet into the cup?
(I noticed that it was some type of piping/"hard straw")

PS- I like both your homemade vac "wrench" (Screw), and your "section pliers"!

Good Stuff!
Frank

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Frank wrote:

Well done Stefan!

I just watched this entire video (I have to admit it was the first time!), and I am really impressed with a lot of your methods and tips! I'm really surprised about the "Q-tip" Pellet tool! I have two questions:

1- What do you do/use to get an old pellet out of a pellet cup that is still usable?
(Most people recommend a dremel, but I was curious if you did)

2- What are you using to bring the diaphragm (Vac Sac) back onto itself once you get the pellet into the cup?
(I noticed that it was some type of piping/"hard straw")

PS- I like both your homemade vac "wrench" (Screw), and your "section pliers"!

Good Stuff!
Frank


Hi Frank...Im glad you enjoyed it.

1- A Dremel tool can be used,but i use a simple needle that i have adapted slightly.Then i heat it and oncehot insert into the pellet (being careful) allow to cool down then wiggle it out.

2- The tube ismy granddaughters old paintbrush handle.It is just the right size for the job.

Cheers

Stefan.



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