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Visible glass?
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What is the best way to get the glass cylander out with out braking it? I have to do it to load one it won't fit the door out the old building it is in. They build it around it lol Thanks for any help.

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Re: Visible glass?
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Hi, Take a hack saw blade out of the holder put a slight bend in it and by hand work it back an forward and take and put some oil on the blade little by little go around the glass to cut what holding the glass in place this will take some time also from time to time push on the cylinder very easy it will come lose. BOB LEE.

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grind the teeth off on the inside or it could make the glass crack. charley

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Two strong guys can carry a visible out the doorway once it is laid down on its side. One strong guy can lay a pump down on its side and then move it on a flat 4 wheel furniture dolly. That's what I do depending on whether my son is around to help if I can't use a two wheel upright dolly.


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I always lay them down in those tight situations. Get a couple stong arms to go with you and just carry it out the door!


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hotrodfun1 #684676 Fri Apr 14 2017 11:46 AM
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I believe what Hotrod is saying, is that there's not enough room to lay it down inside the building to get it out. Right?

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Back to removing the cylinder. The story of my St. Louis Pump. I laid it down, the cylinder on a couple of thick blankets. Took a tool that looks like a dentist pick and started picking away at the caulk. Remembering what someone had told me, never check the cylinder to see if it loose, let the cylinder tell you it is loose. Picked at it all day, could see the cylinder was getting loose, then all of a sudden a loud crack and it was in pieces. So, what does this mean? Even if you are very careful it may still crack, keep in mind it has been under a lot of stress for almost 100 years.

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Thanks for all the replys. Here is the deal I don't think it will lay down its not a big building. I will try that first. But if it don't fit I have to get the top of and get the cylander out some how. The other problem is its still hooked up to the tank. I am taking help also. Thanks


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I have restored over 200 visible pumps a number of them i used the hack saw blade with oil and never any of the cylinders. BOB LEE.

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Heat bad
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Beer good but bad mixed with other 2 bad lol

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I have not tryet hack saw blade before. Done the pick tools before but thought there was something faster and safer? Again thanks for the help.


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I have not tryet hack saw blade before. Done the pick tools before but thought there was something faster and safer? Again thanks for the help.
When you are dealing with 100 year old glass....slow is the only way. Extreem care must be used otherwise the end result is always bad....bad....bad. Always remove the cylinder while the pump is standing upright. The stress level is [down] on the glass as it has been from the first time of assembly. NEVER try to remove the glass while the pump is on it's side.....the glass is weakest and more apt to break in that position. paul www.severngaspumps.com

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May I add that it is a good idea to cover the cylinder right after it has been taken out. I had one explode 10 minutes sitting on the floor. 1/4 glass shot out covering my one yr old baby girl in her bouncy chair. Kyle Moore is the one that told me to put a heavy blanket such as a moving blanket over said cylinder for at least 24 hours. Daughter was fine, wife well - Just my experience of 35 yrs.

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Thanks again for the help. So I got it today. We took most of the wall front off to get it out all went real good got home in good shape. Here are some pictures of it. I have no idea what model it is. So any help would be great or pictures of one at a station so I can see what the top would look like. The sheet metal is steel and all one peace that is a first for me lol the one side looks like the bog metal peace was cut out at some time. Any way this one has me stumped. Thanks

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