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    any one any good tips to help open up the roller..................no way can i get it open after trying every thing.

  • #2
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    Take a propane torch and heat up each bolt.Now take a hammer and hit around each bolt.Take allen wrenches or allen sockets and crack them loose.You may have to get bolts red-hot.Good Luck.

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    • #3
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      I take a punch and put it in the middle of the bolt (where you would put your allen wrench) and give it a couple of good hard smacks, that usually breaks them loose enough for me to take them out with the allen wrench...Make sure you wear ear plugs or your ears will be ringing for a week. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
      Lifes to short to stress on little things.

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      • #4
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        I just weld a nut on top of the screw, works like a charm.


        Brett...
        Less block please!!!!

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        • #5
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          I whack them with the ball end of a ball peen hammer.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by AIR FORCE MECH:
            I take a punch and put it in the middle of the bolt (where you would put your allen wrench) and give it a couple of good hard smacks, that usually breaks them loose enough for me to take them out with the allen wrench...Make sure you wear ear plugs or your ears will be ringing for a week. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">This is the best way I know of, but I have never tried using a torch what with being afraid of fire and all.

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            • #7
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              Propane torches work, but acetaline works faster....lol

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              • #8
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                sorry...double post

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                • #9
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                  A bit of heat and good belt works every time. I used to put mole grips on the allen key for extra leverage.j.
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                  • #10
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                    thanks got it opened with the help of a hammer. just wanted to ask first not a lover of useing a hammer on any part of a machine. have seen to much damage done with a hammer.but thanks again

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                    • #11
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                      in this case, its the proper technique. By giving the screw head a good whack, you break loose the nylon or locktite that is glueing the screw in place. This allows for easy removal. by not doing it, you will eventualy strip out one, or break your tool.

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                      • #12
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                        Id like to add something. I've had a few bolts that were torqued down all the way and still sticking above the roller body. I just used a grinder to make it smooth. Obviously I dont want the carpet to get cut on the roller or bolt.

                        Wang

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                        • #13
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                          Very good point Wang... and Thank you....lol I have been saying this for 18 years.... the screw is about 65 cents. the carpet over $180 (for a good one) I also never re-use the screws when I am in charge. same reason, dont want them to back out and ruin a carpet.

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                          • #14
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                            A good tip that I use when un-screwing or tightening of the front roller bolts, is to use an old or spare shuttle compression spring tube slipped onto the allen key. This gives you extra leaverage and will help get out pesky bolts.
                            Same principle they use in a car garage when replacing your tire.
                            When tightening up the nuts they use a massive long wrench, thus extra leaverage, and therefore less of a chance that your wheel will fall off!
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                            • #15
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                              did maister learn you that one alastair......

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