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Old 05-13-2009, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing a stubborn air fitting?

I am trying to remove the stainless steel hose fittings on my Phantom without much luck. What tool should I use? I've tried vise grips and an adjustable wrench without much luck. That sucker is on there tight. I don't want to break or mar my air adapter in the process. What should I do? Use a vise?
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay I got one sucker off of the duckbill. Used a lighter and an adjustable wrench and attach it to the gun for some leverage. Scratched it a bit in my other attempts . I may put a rubber pad around the wrench for the air adapter one to prevent any scratching.
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is it a standard 7/16th fitting?
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It is, I think I'll go out and get a 7/16th next time around. I managed to get it off the air adapter with no problem. I originally removed it because I wanted to install macrolines and because the way the SS lines were oriented made holding it uncomfortable (I am a lefty). While I started this thread I'd like to ask a few more questions if that's okay .

1.) Do macroline fittings also use a 7/16th?
2.) How do I get around this inconveniently placed bottomline air hole? Can I just reverse the bottomline so the tank sticks in the forward position?
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It is, I think I'll go out and get a 7/16th next time around. I managed to get it off the air adapter with no problem. I originally removed it because I wanted to install macrolines and because the way the SS lines were oriented made holding it uncomfortable (I am a lefty). While I started this thread I'd like to ask a few more questions if that's okay .

1.) Do macroline fittings also use a 7/16th? Yes
2.) How do I get around this inconveniently placed bottomline air hole? Can I just reverse the bottomline so the tank sticks in the forward position? If you could take a pic that would help alot. Im not sure what kind of ASA you have.
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I'm a lefty too. Mike at CCI will tap your bottomline ASA for the airline to run out the other side for you. Just give him a call to let him know what you need and send it in. He did it for me for just the cost of shipping it to him. You won't be able to flip it around because of the curve in the ASA, but if you get it tapped then it moves the line out of your way.

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Old 05-27-2009, 09:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Some straight macroline fittings also accept an allen key on the inside of them.
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