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#1 AllWriteNow

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 00:48

Hi all
I am trying to fill a new con-70 converter.
I can't seem to get much more than 1/3" of ink into it.
Any tricks?
Thanks

Steve


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#2 Doug C

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 00:51

Pump, pump, pump.

Mine will fill almost to the top.

You might have a bad one.
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 00:59

Pump slower.
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:03

The rubber stopper on the breather tube needs to be at the bottom (nib end) to block the opening so that the air is forced out through the tube. If it's not, give the pen a shake so that it drops down.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:04

QUOTE (Lloyd @ Jun 1 2009, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pump slower.

That's what she said. wink.gif



Banana is right about that little stopper. Once it is in the right position, all should be fine. If not, be sure the converter is properly seated. The CON-70 is one of the best converters out there. Nearly fool proof.

Edited by MYU, 02 June 2009 - 01:06.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:04

Pump about 5 times while immersed in the ink bottle. Let it sit in the ink 5-10 seconds after pumping.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:06

Ok the black stopper is near the bottom of the tube.
I have done this with out the converter in a pen.
Should that make a difference?

Steve

Edited by luckygrandson, 02 June 2009 - 01:08.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:07

black stopper

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:10

I have done this with out the converter in a pen.
Should that make a difference?

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:08

Hi,

Put it back in the pen and make sure the stopper rides freely up and down. Pump the converter and the pen should fill.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:36

Steve:

Pump slower several times,

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:58

Oh wow... the converter wasn't in the pen--yowza! Um, the converter should always be in the pen. Now you know. Mystery solved. biggrin.gif
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 03:25

Yes, not much suction with this particular converter unless it is fitted in the pen.
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:44

Ya learn something new every day!
I have it fitted into one of my Varuna Vishals.
In the pen this converter works great!

Thanks for the help everyone!

Steve
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 13:02

This is a great converter. Sometimes all these small bubbles form up while I am trying to fill my pen,
but I cheat by using a syringe to put even more ink into the converter and get full capacity. A little
OCD-ish behaviour, but I think all those bubbles are a waste of space, really...

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 14:04

I do the same thing. :lol:

Edited by Sunburst, 31 October 2010 - 14:13.


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 14:16

I do the same thing. :lol:

Now I realised my Con70 has scratches in it because of the sharp needle.
I am going to buy another spare one. It's expensiveeee! I really don't
like the small bubbles. I prefer to do this...

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 17:55

You can get syringe needles with no point. I don't know where, offhand.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 00:41

You can get syringe needles with no point. I don't know where, offhand.



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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:26

I had nothing but trouble with the CON-70 converter that came with my Custom 742. I eventually replaced it with a CON-50.

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