DILYSI Dave SuperDork
7/7/08 9:53 a.m.

This one might even be good enough for magazine inclusion. Mostly because I want to be responsible for the word "nipple" appearing in GRM...

I was having a hard time reaching all of the grease nipples on the Jeep with the grease gun. I noticed that the outlet on the grease gun, into which the 8" straight pipe screwed, was a 1/8" NPT thread. I dug around my stash and found a 3' length of braided stainless line from a mechanical oil pressure gauge kit, and it too had 1/8" NPT. Remove the 8" of hard pipe from between the gun and the grease nipple fitting, and replace with 3' of braided stainless flex line, and voila - grease nipple fits near anywhere, and the gun can be pumped against the floor, for one-handed operation.

Kramer New Reader
7/7/08 10:09 a.m.

Nipple = zerk. Usually.

This morning, I tweaked my wife's zerks. She slapped me.

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess SuperDork
7/7/08 10:12 a.m.

Like this?

Like this?

DILYSI Dave SuperDork
7/7/08 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Hess wrote: Like this? Like this?

Well, yeah.

Mine started as this:

ignorant SuperDork
7/7/08 10:18 a.m.

yeah I bought a gun with a flexi line already on it. and I'm cheap.

DILYSI Dave SuperDork
7/7/08 10:20 a.m.

Well damn. I thought I was onto something. I guess I now need to work on another plan to get "nipple" into GRM.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/7/08 10:21 a.m.

Just FYI...

In reverse order the cheap grease gun flex hoses work well for mechanical oil gauge lines as well. It seems they are grease and oil certified ;)

44Dwarf New Reader
7/7/08 12:45 p.m.

I use a grease gun flex line as a breather hose on the rear axle of the dwarf car. 1/8 pipe fitting screws right in to the housing no more puking gear oil in the turns...

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
7/7/08 1:04 p.m.

i'm still looking for additions for YMMV.

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
7/9/08 7:31 a.m.

Dave, you should've added it to the Tech Tips section.

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