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    Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    Getting my wife's CK ready for her course with Mel in Feb, and while cleaning it discovered a tiny leak at the scrubber base where the end cap connects. About two cups of water leaked out overnight while it was soaking.

    I need to replace and lube the orings, but the base does not budge.

    Any non-destructive tips for removing the base?

    There is no room down there for my hand, I thought a broom stick or some such being pushed down the scrubber could be used to persuade it off?

    Base appears to be black Delrin/acetal and scrubber tube PVC, so will heating the tube with hot water make it more difficult to remove the base?

    Any hints are appreciated.

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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    Turn it upside down and tap the threaded rod on concrete or a a bench, It'll pop the base right off.
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    Last edited by cameron; 14th December 2008 at 14:29.

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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron  View Original Post
    Turn it upside down and tap the threaded rod on concrete or a a bench, It'll pop the base right off.
    Cam

    I thought of that but was afraid it may bend the rod,

    Will give it a try,

    Thanks,

    Marc

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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    make sure you put down a block of wood to tap the threaded rod on. You wouldn't want to bugger up the thread.
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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    Cameron,

    It worked like a charm, thanks.

    I love this site.

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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    Sometimes I've found the leak from the base of the scrubber is bogus.

    When the scrubber isn't bolted to the head, there's not actually anything holding the outer tube in tight contact with the face-sealing o-ring in the plastic base, so only the barrel o-ring is maintaining sealing.

    I've had occasions where the scrubber pot leaks water, but as soon as you fix it to the head it seals perfectly.

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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    To prevent the damage to the thread put a nut on the end and pound the nut instead of the rod directly.

    John

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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkaterenchuk  View Original Post
    To prevent the damage to the thread put a nut on the end and pound the nut instead of the rod directly.

    John
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    It didn't take any pounding at all. I just turned it upside down with the rod on a towel, and the base slid off with almost no effort at all.

    Marc

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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkaterenchuk  View Original Post
    To prevent the damage to the thread put a nut on the end and pound the nut instead of the rod directly.

    John
    Quote Originally Posted by cameron  View Original Post
    Turn it upside down and tap the threaded rod on concrete or a a bench, It'll pop the base right off.
    Cam
    Gentle, gentle...;)

    Cam

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    Re: Best way to remove base from CK scrubber?

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron  View Original Post
    Gentle, gentle...;)

    Cam
    Poor choice of words....should have said tap gently with a rubber mallet.

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