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Removing Glass Cylinder From 5 gal Fry " Mae West" #710794
Sun Jun 03 2018 10:27 PM
Sun Jun 03 2018 10:27 PM
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Hello and once again thanks for the wealth of information you all collectively share. This is my 2nd post but I need Help. The glass cylinder in my Fry Pump is original and completely intact. The man I bought it from stressed the importance of that and advised me on how expensive original ones cost. Im refurbishing it and have sanded and stripped the paint from the entire body but he put the fear of God in me about protecting that cylinder. The problem is that it needs to be cleaned as it is very murky and non transparent. Id also like to be able to paint it with the cylinder off. Is it possible to succefully remove one without damage. Id have to undo all the rods , remove the hail screen and somehow free it from almost 90 years of what looks like a cement seal at the upper gaskets. Is it worth the risk? Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Removing Glass Cylinder From 5 gal Fry " Mae West" [Re: Coffeesergeant] #710799
Mon Jun 04 2018 05:24 AM
Mon Jun 04 2018 05:24 AM
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There is a listing at the top of this site....Frequently Asked Questions....It covers everything you need to know to remove a glass cylinder. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: Removing Glass Cylinder From 5 gal Fry " Mae West" [Re: Coffeesergeant] #710804
Mon Jun 04 2018 07:28 AM
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I can do you one better, here is a link directly to the thread.

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=400691#Post400691


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Re: Removing Glass Cylinder From 5 gal Fry " Mae West" [Re: Coffeesergeant] #710827
Mon Jun 04 2018 11:45 AM
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Thank you very much for the information. I am now thoroughly convinced To just leave it alone smile

Re: Removing Glass Cylinder From 5 gal Fry " Mae West" [Re: Coffeesergeant] #710831
Mon Jun 04 2018 12:48 PM
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I don’t blame you, I’d just clean it on the pump! I had a bad experience with a visible cylinder. Wasn’t cracked when I got it or after I unloaded it. It sat in my garage for a week or 2, seen something didn’t lok right, walked over 2 it and it was cracked all the way around about 2 inches up!! Chris

Re: Removing Glass Cylinder From 5 gal Fry " Mae West" [Re: Coffeesergeant] #710832
Mon Jun 04 2018 01:02 PM
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I was thinking it just might be possible to remove the hose and pump water with a cleaning solution or light household cleaner like CLR into the cylinder through the Outlet Nozzle and letting it sit a while and maybe dissolve whatever it is tainting the glass "calcium, lime ?" Could this be a viable option?

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Re: Removing Glass Cylinder From 5 gal Fry " Mae West" [Re: Coffeesergeant] #710945
Tue Jun 05 2018 09:35 PM
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I cleaned a 5 gallon tank by injecting a Simple Green/water solution up through the discharge pipe, then rinsed with fresh water. I also used a calcium, lime, rust remover solution.
Joe


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