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Old 11-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Valve Retaining Nut Stripped Out

Well, in a complete bout of retardation and exhaustion, I managed to strip my valve retaining nut threads, and when I thought I got them in again, managed to strip the nut where the valve tool unscrews it. Now the valve/nut are stuck in the body and I don't know what to do to get it out.

The valve tool will barely seat in to the nut. Should the threaded part of the valve be able to fit inside the hollow of the square end on the valve tool?

What course of action do I have?
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a KP3.
I was attempting to (and successfully got it to once) use 12g.

I had it in correctly, took it out to remove the feed neck.
I guess I didn't put it back in all the way because I aired it up and it blew the nut out.

I believe part of the issue is that the threaded portion of the valve can't fit inside the hole in the square end of the tool and only allows a mm or so of the tool to be in while it's threaded in the body.

I may try widening the hole in the tool so I can get it all the way on. Unfortunately that would still leave me with a stripped nut/body.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep - your right, best bet here is to fix your tool so it engages retainer nut fully.
(make sure hole is deep enough also - I have had issues with that on some tools)..
also check square ends on tool as sometimes they can have a ridge on one or more of the flats. Fit tool with another retaining nut if possible.

When you do remove nut try threading it back in with no valve/pin or spring.
Turn it counterclockwise until you here it "click" and if it feels "right" go for it.
Use a grease to combat friction..

If all else fails you can remove old valve body (hotwork) and just install a cartridge valve.
Good Luck to you
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was contemplating making the switch to cartridge valve since I'm not a huge fan of the older style. Is it possible to get the valve anywhere other than a PGP? Possibly by itself?
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have picked up Sheridan Cartridge valves for custom builds from JG Airguns. Their site is a little hard to navigate though. If you end up needing help, P.M.me, I'm sure I could dig up some old invoices.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I drilled out the tool to a larger diameter, got the not off and managed to get it back in correctly a few time. I'll probably play around with it mostly stock for a bit. May attempt some efficiency modification eventually.

Thanks for the help everyone. My first strike rifle shall see the field soon.
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