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  • #257610
    Anonymous
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    Hey Dustin, good to hear from you.
    Good score on the nailer.

    Yea I’m still around, just don’t post much as I figure you guys don’t want to here about garbage every day.

    I enjoy the stories and the treasures you find on that job, Keep em coming. I don’t like the sounds of cardboard over a hole to keep people from falling in it though, I don’t think the proper safety hazard procedure was followed on that deal. I’m sure you guys are all used to stepping on cardboard on the floor all day long.

    I think you need to get an air hose on that gun and try it out, I’m anxious to see what ya find out with it

    #259092
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    Finally brought it on and got some pics.

    J

    Dustincoc wrote:

    asevereid wrote:
    Hey Dustin, good to hear from you.
    Good score on the nailer.

    Yea I’m still around, just don’t post much as I figure you guys don’t want to here about garbage every day.

    I enjoy the stories and the treasures you find on that job, Keep em coming. I don’t like the sounds of cardboard over a hole to keep people from falling in it though, I don’t think the proper safety hazard procedure was followed on that deal. I’m sure you guys are all used to stepping on cardboard on the floor all day long.

    The hole was only cut there last week and the guy was told at least 3 times not to walk there within minutes of it happening. The shops supposed to be fabbing a steel cover for the hole for when the chute that is normally there is removed, as it was when it happened for maintainable.

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    #259098

    Nice pick up.

    #259101
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    I enjoy your posting and restoration projects also. Was hoping it was in working order for you but I guess that would take all the fun away.

    Replacing the hole with a cover or not, it should not be open when your working.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #259108
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    Good scoop, sounds like you have a rough job at times, no smelling roses there.

    There was cotton Candy smell today…

    Great! Was the air inlet broken off or just missing? A rebuild kit can be had at E-replacements.com.

    Just removed, if it was snapped off I would figure it was between being trashed ans where it was found since it had been compacted into a trash truck, dumped out, plowed into the pile with a loader, then picked up by a skidsteer with grapple claws on the bucket and dumped onto the conveyor that leads to us.

    Yea I’m still around, just don’t post much as I figure you guys don’t want to here about garbage every day.

    Sure we do. Why not the more the merrier. Come back each day and let us know how things went. Plus we always appreciate your posts on stuff you fab up.

    Not a whole lot of fab going on, haven’t been out to the shop for more than a couple minutes in a month since its unheated and the temps have been between -20f and freezing. I freeze every day at work, not really something I’m willing to do in my time off as well.

    Thanks for checking in Dustin, we were beginning to worry that maybe the garbage got to you. Always appreciate your insights and opinions. I hope you plan on contributing more often. As to that nailer, nice pickup, now lets see if she works.

    Cheers,

    jim

    The garbage gets to everyone. The boss has only been there a year, with 23 years in the army and running a paper plant before this and he said a year where we are is like 10 anywhere else. I’d be more concerned it the rats got to me, I’ve heard tell there are some as big as cats although I haven’t seen one that big. After lunch I walked out into the area the trucks dump and we store the material and I saw at least 6 rats in one small area and heard probably 1000 more in the pile.

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    #259390
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I know that gun well. It’s a boat anchor but will shoot some nails. You might want to pull those 4 screws off the back of the head. Pull the head off and see if it is at all oily inside the cylinder. You should see the back of the piston or it could be called a driver or a ram. Anyway if you tap the back of the gun on a wooden table or sometin you should get the piston to fall out. Now you can check the ring on it, it’s a rubber ring like a o-ring. You should now see rubber parts on the inside of the head. Sometime those that don’t know better run motor oil in the gun and the detergent in it eats up the rubber o-rings and rubber parts. Nail guns get gun oil used in em, it has no detergent in it. It’s very simple to take apart and work on. I know you can get it going. If the piston broke I’d toss it.

    #259425
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Sometime those that don’t know better run motor oil in the gun and the detergent in it eats up the rubber o-rings and rubber parts. Nail guns get gun oil used in em, it has no detergent in it. It’s very simple to take apart and work on. I know you can get it going. If the piston broke I’d toss it.

    Great tip on the oil Dirty.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #259489
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Nice find on the gun. If you find out you only need one or two o rings, you can likely get some that are the same size at the local hardware store for cheap in the plumming section. I have found some in the past that worked great for a broken ring in my stapler.

    #259737
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    I pulled the gun apart just now and here is what I found…

    There is a crack where the air fitting threads in, I’ve found that part online for $23. I pulled the lower end apart as I saw the end of the drive pin close to the nose and figured it was broke, it wasn’t. Whatever it is that pulls the piston back up after a shot isn’t working. Looking at the diagrams hasn’t helped figure out what is supposed to do that. Everything inside appears well oiled and little to no scratches inside.

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    #260054
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Whatever it is that pulls the piston back up after a shot isn’t working.

    The ram moves back in by air pressure. Some where you have a bad seal or somthing that not letting the pressure do the right thing with the ports?? I think it’s some of the rubber parts in the back of the head. Maybe a nylon ball??
    Did you get the ram out?

    #260173
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    DirtyWhiteBoy wrote:

    Dustincoc wrote:
    Whatever it is that pulls the piston back up after a shot isn’t working.

    The ram moves back in by air pressure. Some where you have a bad seal or somthing that not letting the pressure do the right thing with the ports?? I think it’s some of the rubber parts in the back of the head. Maybe a nylon ball??
    Did you get the ram out?

    I figured it was a spring that ran it back, but figured it might be air powered. I still haven’t hooked it to air so I’m only guessing the ram’s not going back because it was extended when I first saw it.

    If its just a bad seal somewhere, a rebuild kit isn’t that expensive.

    I don’t see and nylon balls in the diagram in the back of the head, just a spring, some o-rings, a head valve piston and piston stop. I haven’t had the head off yet so I don’t know what it looks like in there.

    The pile of parts

    Crack in the air inlet

    Crack visible on the inside

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    #260188
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    Just pulled the head off and I think I’ve found the problem. The cylinder seal.

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    #260407
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    for the few parts and a little bit of coin that it will take to get it working again, looks like you are ending up with a good deal.

    #260740
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I haven’t had the head off yet so I don’t know what it looks like in there.

    Yup you got the head off.

    #261229
    monman1
    Pro

    Are you going to fix it?

    Member since April 4, 2014

    doer of all , master of none.

    #261252
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    Are you going to fix it?

    That’s the plan. No hurry thoug since I don’t have an air compressor to run it. \

    I had a bit of a catch-22 before. THe only nailer I would have a use for on a regular basis is a framing nailer but I don’t have the money to go out and buy both at once and why buy the nailer wothout a compressor and vice-versa. Now that I can get a working framing mailer for about $50 in parts, I will probably be looking into a compressor as money allows.

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    #261287

    Sounding more and more like one heck of a deal

    #261320
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    Good find Dustin. Can’t beat free (or cheap) tools that just need a little TLC. The external wear on that gun doesn’t look all that bad, I’ve seen much worse for sale at flea markets and yard sales.

    #261628
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Don’t forget about the I fixed it myself factor. That will make it a nice gun that should last quite a while. I say give it a full restoration.

    #261886
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    getting close, I cant wait to hear you got it running

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