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Russ Hanscom
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Oiler

Post by Russ Hanscom » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:22 am

Still a bit of a work in progress but here is a gadget that will help reduce the mess on those pesky cup shaped ball oilers used on some equipment, typically of English origin.

I started with a HF pump oiler and made a few adapters to make a very extended tip. The pump oiler can be held in a convenient and level position while the tip can be oriented as needed. The tubing is 1/8" nylon and the current tip, screwed on, is low density polyetheylene. It works pretty well but I want to try a few other plastics and an aluminum tip with O ring seal as well.

The tip diameter is about the same as the oiler cup and it is tapered slightly steeper than the oiler cup. Pressed firmly into the oiler cup, there is very little leakage.

Alway clean out the oiler cup with a Q tip before oiling.
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JackF
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Re: Oiler

Post by JackF » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:10 pm

Russ,

Neat idea.

Jack.

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Re: Oiler

Post by ken572 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:13 pm

Russ,

Very nice lubricator you have come up with.. :idea: :wink:

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Re: Oiler

Post by randyc » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:13 pm

A little oiler was already on my "to buy" list but I see the light and will imitate Russ' design !

Very clever,
Randy C

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Re: Oiler

Post by EdK » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:37 pm

Russ,

Nice oiler :!:

Please keep us posted on your design. I will need to copy yours once you have all of the kinks worked out. This one goes to the top of the list of projects. 8)

Ed
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Re: Oiler

Post by rudd » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:30 pm

I'd like a little more detail on the config of your tip if you please.. I am in the same boat... old Brit mill with the pesky Tecazerk fittings, BSF thread, natch.

Russ Hanscom
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Re: Oiler

Post by Russ Hanscom » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:40 pm

Not much to report on tip design, I started with a bit of low density polyethylene rod and turned it down to the diameter of the oiler then eyeballed a taper that was a bit steeper than the oiler cup, Not sure the poly is the best plastic but I think that something a bit resilient is what will work, Another idea I want to try is an aluminum tip with an O ring - still need to work out the how to best on that one.

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Re: Oiler

Post by JimGlass » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:08 am

tubing is 1/8" nylon and the current tip, screwed on, is low density polyetheylene. It works pretty well but I want to try a few other plastics
Try delrin. It threads and taps real well.

Can you come up with a 90* or 45* tip?

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