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Hays Visible Top
#585370 Tue Dec 09 2014 10:57 AM
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Would anyone happen to have a picture of how the Hays tops are attached to the pump? Have never had a Hays pump and need help Thanks in advance for your help Don

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Re: Hays Visible Top
Don Beaver #585374 Tue Dec 09 2014 11:32 AM
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Don--I've never had one, but I remember a discussion I had with another member over this at one time, and I think he indicated that the top was cast iron without any attachment. The thing just sits up there and the weight holds it on? I'm sure someone on her with experience on these tops will chime in!


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K W FRITH #585385 Tue Dec 09 2014 12:35 PM
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Don sent you an email with pictures of the two tops I know about. Let me know if you don't get it. Richard

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Don Beaver #585452 Tue Dec 09 2014 06:59 PM
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Don,
If you are talking about the bonnet that sits at the top of the glass cylinder it just sits on top without anything securing it down. The weight of the bonnet alone keeps it in place. After the cylinder is fit in place and secured. The bonnet just rests in place due to its weight. The only problem is if someone is unfamiliar with a Hayes Visible and decides to move it without taking the bonnet off, the results could be disastrous. I believe Hayes was the only pump manufacture that did this.
Let me know if you would like to see pictures of mine. I will gladly PM or email them to you.
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1965CHPCSP #585482 Tue Dec 09 2014 08:30 PM
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Don, the bonnet literally just sits on top. They are held on by the heavy weight of the cast iron that they are made out of.


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bsplichal95 #585488 Tue Dec 09 2014 08:38 PM
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Don I resent the photos. There are two styles of bonnets for the hayes pump. One sit on top the other which has ears for two lights has three studs. Richard

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gatorgaspumps #585494 Tue Dec 09 2014 09:02 PM
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Don,

I just had Frank Jones restore a Hayes visible for me:

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=582160&nt=2&page=1

Given that I live in earthquake country, I was somewhat uncomfortable with a cast iron bonnet and pricy
globe basically balancing on top of my pump. I talked about this with Frank, and he came up with the idea
of tapping the 4 ribs in the bonnet, and using tabs screwed into the bonnet that tie to the piece that sits on
top of the cylinder. This piece is held tight on the pump with the top cap (which you can't see because of
the bonnet). I'm attaching a picture, but because of the colors, it's almost impossible to see the tabs. You can
see 2 of the four stainless steel screws, which is where the tabs are located.



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Don.... like Richard says this model Hayes pump has the 3 studs to hold the top on.



This picture doesn't quite show the studs, but it's the closest one I have.



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