Torture - Banjo Bolt on Rack

Phil Rose pjrose at
Thu Apr 24 00:13:21 EDT 2003

At 10:53 PM -0400 4/23/03, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>  Did you see the
>suggestion about wrapping the bolt with a strong thread you then pull to
>turn it back in when reassembling?  I read about that after taking half the
>skin off my arms in the effort to start the bolt back into the rack with
>the new hose.

That wrapped string idea is truly inspired. I also didn't see it
until "too late".

Another advantage of the "wrapped string" method is that it also
holds the o-ring in place until the bolt is threaded. I wrapped a
rubber band around the bolt to retain the o-ring; then once the bolt
was started, I tore the off the rubber band with a needle-nose pliers.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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