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Old 09-18-2013, 03:39 AM   #1
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Default Male camlock marring/scraping

I just stated putting my new setup together with camlocks for all connections. I read about some camlock orings being tight and to leave them clamped overnight to set the gasket. Well, they've been mated together for over a week, and even with olive oil on the arms of the female to reduce friction there are marks being left on the male. Is this normal? I know it shouldn't be a problem as its not on the surface of the gasket, but it seems like excessive wear.



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Old 09-18-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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Those are actual gouges on the surface? Yeesh. No, I've never seen that happen before. I'm thinking the female that this was connected to has something on one of the cams that's gouging the metal. Not good. Don't use that female camlock anymore.



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That looks like there may be a burr or something on the cam marring the surface.

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Are you pulling the arm's back at exactly the same time?

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Yes I'm pulling the arms at the same time. Its interesting to note that the contact arms of this female looks very smooth whereas some of the others (that I have not used) have a ridge on the contact surface. I can only imagine how well those will leave the male camlock... I'll contact the vender that I bought them from and see if this is abnormal for their stock.

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Think it's possible that they shoved two gaskets in the fitting?

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Think it's possible that they shoved two gaskets in the fitting?
Well, you could always take some needle-nose pliers or a piece of wire and take the gasket out.
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Well, you could always take some needle-nose pliers or a piece of wire and take the gasket out.
I don't know where the OP lives. ;0)
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I don't know where the OP lives. ;0)
Well, maybe you should have thought of that before you responded, wise guy. He lives in the "Bay Area" so I'm assuming you have to drive up to Packer country.
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I guess I'm missing something?

Anyway, regarding the gasket there is 1 but its really fat. The vender had something on their site about the gaskets being hard and to 'break them in by leaving them clamped a few days'. I did that and there is a dent in the gasket but its still too large.

Guess I'll have to wait for the venders response.



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