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#1 davidr1908

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:03



Hello everyone, i have a Sheaffer Desk Set Snorkel but for some reason wont get ink into the pen, any help will be appreciated thank you in advance.
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:05

Probably going to need a new sac, possibly seals.

There are a lot of people on this forum that can fix that pen right up for you.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:06

Like fixing any snorkel and someone has messed with this one before as it has the flat snorkel tube from an open nib pen instead of the slanted tube for the triumph nib.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 00:50

Probably going to need a new sac, possibly seals.

There are a lot of people on this forum that can fix that pen right up for you.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:25

Like fixing any snorkel and someone has messed with this one before as it has the flat snorkel tube from an open nib pen instead of the slanted tube for the triumph nib.

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Hello, you are right about the snorkel, but this is just a photo that i use to show what type of pen it was, sorry about that, mine does have the slanted snorkel, still i just want to know how to take it apart for repairs, thank you for the reply. David

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:10

Hi David, I replaced my snorkel (normal pen, not a desk set) perishables way back when, and it's still going strong. Photos here, if you're keen on DIY - it takes a while on the first go. Also, if yours is a valuable one, you might want to splash out and have a professional job done!

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 13:30

Hello Flounder, and thank you for the great explanation on how to fix the snorkel pen, i think i will give it a try.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 18:55

Hi David-

I'd start by checking the barrel suction, as the O-rings seem to be the first thing to go on these. Unscrew the barrel from the section and work the touchdown filler against your finger. If you don't feel suction, then the O-ring is the first place to start.

Good luck!
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#9 davidr1908

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 22:26

Hi David-

I'd start by checking the barrel suction, as the O-rings seem to be the first thing to go on these. Unscrew the barrel from the section and work the touchdown filler against your finger. If you don't feel suction, then the O-ring is the first place to start.

Good luck!
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Hello Teri, thank you for the post, i try that and i don,t feel much suction, but i am afraid to dismantle the pen because i am not an expert, i will like to fix it do. Thank you, kind regards.
David

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 22:49


Hi David-

I'd start by checking the barrel suction, as the O-rings seem to be the first thing to go on these. Unscrew the barrel from the section and work the touchdown filler against your finger. If you don't feel suction, then the O-ring is the first place to start.

Good luck!
TERI


Hello Teri, thank you for the post, i try that and i don,t feel much suction, but i am afraid to dismantle the pen because i am not an expert, i will like to fix it do. Thank you, kind regards.
David


changing the O-ring is the easyest part of repairing a snorkel. the hard part is changing the sac and changing the point gasket. just google for "touchdown repair" and you'll have some instructions to change the o-ring.

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