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Old 06-03-2008, 04:56 PM   #15
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Reminds me of my encounter last fall.....For those of you new to the Forum.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f239...ler-37085.html

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Old 06-03-2008, 06:59 PM   #16
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I'm confused as how anything droped into the tank could prevent opening a gate valve. If it were a problem with closing the valve then I could under stand. Can anyone help me here?
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:06 PM   #17
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I'm confused as how anything droped into the tank could prevent opening a gate valve. If it were a problem with closing the valve then I could under stand. Can anyone help me here?
I'm with you. Nothing, except maybe a large volumn of epoxy, dropped into the tank should hinder opening the gate valve.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:49 AM   #18
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For peat's sake, buy a new electric toothbrush.
Problem is that on some 25ers, the PVC bend will capture the electric toothbrush, blocking the emptying of the tank.

Once you find it, or even if you don't, take a shop vac, shove the hose into the tank from the head, and fish it around in there. As long as you have a good vac the suction could grab it and if not ingest it and pull it into the vac, at least bring it closer to the entry point of the head to grab it some way. I would try this before yanking the tank. You'd be surprised at what a good shop vac can pickup. I have one from Sears and although I've never attempted this type of use with it, I would think this might work given some of the things it's caught just doing normal vacuuming around the garage. I used it to clean out some junk children threw in an HVAC vent at the house. Unreal what it pulled out of the vent.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:56 PM   #19
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If you take SILVERTWINKIE'S method, be sure to get a new filter for that shop vac

So, what is the progress? What worked?
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:15 PM   #20
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I think Silvertwinkies idea is a good one. I've used my shop vac to get stuff out of some really awkward places. It can be messy for sure but very worth a try.

Your best bet though it to borrow a friends shop vac as yours must be "broken".

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Your best bet though it to borrow a friends shop vac as yours must be "broken".

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Hi Barry,

Got a laugh from your suggestion. Karma sent, but accidently clicked add before adding a comment.

Still, not absolutely sure your comment should be sent Karma.
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Hi Barry,

Got a laugh from your suggestion. Karma sent, but accidently clicked add before adding a comment.

Still, not absolutely sure your comment should be sent Karma.
Thanks Vaughan -

I guess the one person who'd think my comment "sucked" would be the loaner friend....

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