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    manifold lubrication

    i recently took my gauge manifold and all the valves apart to clean it since i jst got them used from another tech in the company. should i be lubricating the valves when i put it all back together?

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    what type of manifold? Refrigeration oil should work ok..
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

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    Or a bit of vac pump oil. I would think for such a small amount needed just about anything would work.
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    You can take those things apart?????

    don't think I've ever really considered cleaning and lubricating a manifold

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    You can take those things apart?????

    don't think I've ever really considered cleaning and lubricating a manifold
    I take mine apart every 3 months, and every 3rd thursday of the month I check the torque on all fasteners on my manifolds.
    Ok, no, I don't... it'd be nice if I had that much free time with nothing else to do though.

    I usually only rebuild my manifolds after something gets broken, or if it starts getting leaky and won't pull a good vacuum. Or if I some how get some nasty sludge in it from a bad burn out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amickracing View Post
    I take mine apart every 3 months, and every 3rd thursday of the month I check the torque on all fasteners on my manifolds.
    Ok, no, I don't... it'd be nice if I had that much free time with nothing else to do though.

    I usually only rebuild my manifolds after something gets broken, or if it starts getting leaky and won't pull a good vacuum. Or if I some how get some nasty sludge in it from a bad burn out.
    You had me going for a min, I was like get the crap out of here!
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