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    Well last winter i rebuilt my jet. During the rebuild process i either lost destroyed or gave away my bowl gasket. Foolishly (im sorry) i just used some RTV to seal that bad boy up. Worked great so far but now i want to inspect my impeller and other items to make sure all is well in the world and install the new gasket i recently purchased...


    However i am having one hell of a time removing tht bowl .Seeing how this is cast alluminum i am scared to really give it any real muscle as i dont want to crack dent or other wise destroy my bowl.

    Thoughts or suggestions would be awesome.

    thanks...

    JF bowl. Inner lip had been ground off to move the veins closer to impeller, if it makes any difference.


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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Default Well Hell?

    I sure fell bad about puttin the gasket on my bowl now?
    Sorry?

    I think i will try and get that tower to you at james if thats ok, you can keep it as long as you need tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Peel View Post
    I sure fell bad about puttin the gasket on my bowl now?
    Sorry?

    I think i will try and get that tower to you at james if thats ok, you can keep it as long as you need tho.

    Damn it.. is that where it went.. no prob man... i can get you PC at james. ill be there on sat.
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    Well as it turns out i know i a Piano tuner. Im going by his house tomorrow to pick up some 12 gauge piano wire to make a girot. then ill just pull the wire thru and cut the RTV.



    anyone think thats a bad idea?
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    Del- Thanks for your reply on my post BTW. As well, I have done the piano string thing before and it worked (it actually was a bass string cause I'm a bass player) I believe it was an A string.........

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    Just take all but 2 bolts out. Leave them about 1/2 way out on opposite sides. Grab the nozzle(hope its still on) and wrestle the whole thing around, up/down and side-to-side, and it should break loose. It is probably less the RTV and more a matter of being a tight fit around the register on the suction housing.

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    the place deverter is still on.. I yanked and yanked and yanked and she did not even budge...

    ill try piano wire..
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    Shaun "Silly-cone" has amazingly strong adhesive qualities especially when spread on two large flat surfaces (surface tension) , when faced with this and no alternatives I use two or three stiff bladed gasket scrapers carefully driven between the bowl and suctions at "strategic" places There just not alot of alternatives Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Shaun "Silly-cone" has amazingly strong adhesive qualities especially when spread on two large flat surfaces (surface tension) , when faced with this and no alternatives I use two or three stiff bladed gasket scrapers carefully driven between the bowl and suctions at "strategic" places There just not alot of alternatives Tom

    are those like paint scrapers? home depot is just around the corner i can get some .. Im just worried about marring that bowl... got a pic of exactly what you use? ill stop by the home depot and try that next since pulling got me no where... Not sure if its that stuck or if im that much of a puss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    are those like paint scrapers? home depot is just around the corner i can get some .. Im just worried about marring that bowl... got a pic of exactly what you use? ill stop by the home depot and try that next since pulling got me no where... Not sure if its that stuck or if im that much of a puss.
    Snap on and Matco scrapers are more like "putty knives on steriods" , about twice the thickness and generally guarranteed for life

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Snap on and Matco scrapers are more like "putty knives on steriods" , about twice the thickness and generally guarranteed for life

    Is this what your talking about? I can find that.

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    Default Yo tom

    Tom,
    I bet you have done that once or twice. picked up one on the way home. 4 wacks later and she started peeling right off. ill get that new gasket in tomorrow..




    as usual, you da man!!

    Thanks bud


    PS. to any one else reading this. Dont just use RTV to seal your bowl. Its a PITA to get off.
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