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Bizarre Ahab Problem

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#1 Tom Traubert

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 14:59

So, I've had my Ahab for a good few months, got it all tuned and set up nicely and I've been having fun with it.  I hadn't used it for a week or so until today, but it started almost straight away.  I thought I'd check out how much ink was left, so I unscrewed the barrel and it took the plunger unit with it!  Luckily I had it nib up, so I contained most of the ink.  Turns out the threads on the plunger unit are stripped.

 

Any suggestions?


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 15:10

I found the same situation with one of my Ahabs the other day, too. Too much tightening over the last year, I guess. I'll need to be more gentle, or there will be an inkcident in my future!

Breathe.  Take one step at a time.  Don't sweat the small stuff.  You're not getting older, you are only moving through time.  Be calm and positive.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 16:05

You can convert the Ahab to an eyedropper.



#4 Tom Traubert

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 16:06

You can convert the Ahab to an eyedropper.

 

I was thinking about that.  Is it simply a case of slipping the o-ring down and filling up with a shedload of ink?


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 16:25

O-ring plus some silicone grease on the threads....lots of ink! But it tends to BLURP as it gets below a half-tank!

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 20:09

I pretty well ruined two Ahabs just experimenting with them. That's OK, because that's why I bought them. I got a third Ahab a few months ago and have left the nib and feed alone. It writes beautifully.

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