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Old 12-22-2006, 01:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies.

That's interesting about the weather affecting the 12gram's output pressure... for some reason, I thought it wouldn't have much effect because the volume is so low.

I guess I will try the double spring trick or perhaps visit an auto-parts store.

I took the marker apart... the receiver is stripped for the first 3 threads. The last 4 or 5 threads look fine, though. The plug has an larger knob that prevent it from screwing in all the way. If I had a stock knob, I could probably screw it in farther and catch the intact threads more reliably.

The plastic ball bearing is so worn that it is flat on one side. I guess I'll be shopping for ball bearings and springs this x-mas.
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