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A Question About Estie Repair

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#1 Sesheta



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 15:04

Hi. My favourite copper SJ wasn't drawing ink so I took it apart to have a look. Sure enough there was a rip in the sac. This was the first pen I renovated and it looks like I got the sac on crooked. I'm just a bit concerned that I'm missing something else that might be wrong. I've had a look inside and the j bar and lever seem to be fine and I can't think of anything else. Any ideas before I resac?

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 17:34

Explain what you mean by "got the sac on crooked". Does it affect the filling?

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#3 Hobiwan


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 00:11

Sounds good to me, just yank the sack and make sure it's cut straight (that's usually my problem).  You have a few seconds to sight down the rig and make sure all is straight before it sets ...

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:23

Also, make sure the sac is not too long, which is a very common mistake. It should be 1 15/16" and no longer.

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