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Conid Nib-Feed Units: Is Nib Easily Removable Or Fixed In Plastic Housing?



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The wrench is for the other end. DO NOT USE IT ON THE NIB. The link goes into some detail about taking it apart.

 

http://conidblog.com/how-to-replace-a-size-6-nib/

 

 

Have you tried to warm it up before you unscrew the nib unit? The first time will be the worst until you get a little bit of grease on the O-ring.

 

Hello mauckcg, thanks for your interest in this.

 

Yes, I know the hex wrench is for the end into which the nib and feed are held-- I know that the wrench would only be inserted into that opening once the nib and feed have been pulled out by finger power. I've never seen the other end (the rear end) of the plastic nib-feed collar/housing because I've not yet unscrewed the section from the barrel (and maybe the rear end of the collar is too deep in the section to even be able to see it clearly-- I don't know.)

 

No, I've not yet soaked the nib-feed end of my pen in warm water but maybe soon I'll try that first and then, once warmed up, turn the nib-feed by hand power only to try to free the plastic collar/housing from the section. [Conid did tell me in an email message that when the pen was assembled, some silicone grease was put on the O-rings surrounding the nib-feed housing/collar. The problem though is still the O-rings which keep things snugly and tightly together even with the grease on them.]

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I don't know about your model, but my kingsize bulkfiller is simply a screw-on nib housing in the section.

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I don't know about your model, but my kingsize bulkfiller is simply a screw-on nib housing in the section.

 

I bought the regular demonstrator bulkfiller, the one with flat ends. See my posting -- #11 here -- for what I found out from Conid.

 

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I did get a private message from fountainbel (Francis Goossens), inventor of the Conid bulkfiller. He wrote that since he's not involved in production of Conid fountain pens, he could only give me this tip: pull out nib and feed, then insert a triangle scraper or even a triangle file into the space where the nib and feed are held in place by the threaded plastic housing/collar and turn the tool counter-clockwise to extract the plastic housing/collar.

 

I'm still using my pen so I've not yet tried fountainbel's method nor the method given to me recently by the Reddit.com Conid regular bulkfiller fountain pen user who was told by Conid to use what the user told me was probably a 4 or 5mm hex wrench to take out the collar/housing.

 

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Without music life would be a mistake.

 

     - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900; German philosopher, poet, composer and classical philologist)

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