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Reusing Welsh plugs or not

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    I have been glueing them back in place. Today when I reopened one the loctite was all loose. Those two holes were made to get it out.
    Can you order welsh plugs?

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  2. MRCo.

    MRCo. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    You can't reuse than as when you punch them to fit you spring them. They come in the rebuild kits. I have hundreds in my shop!!!
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    Funny how you can miss someth ing obvious. I went out and looked at my box of repair kits and they were in the kit.:dizzy: I guess you put them in place and softly tap on center to seat them in place?
     
  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    Ed, both Zama and Walbro have staking tools available, shaped according to the shapes of the welch plugs--removal tools are included. I got by without them for several years but they are convenient. They are a bit pricey but amortized over the years, they're not a bad investment. Their metering lever height adjustment tools are handy as well.
     
  5. MRCo.

    MRCo. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Agreed with Dutch, get the proper punch kit. But you can use a regular round punch or flat screw driver if needs be. Give them a swift knock, but don't go nuts.
     
  6. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,139

    With Zamas, just make sure you get the "RB" (Rebuild) kit instead of the GND (Gasket and Diaphragm) kit. I believe they come with the RB kits.

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  7. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,911

    The bigger question is (or should be), who would even THINK about re-using them small welch plugs??? And why would you remove em in the first place?
    Sheesh!!!
     
  8. MRCo.

    MRCo. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Sometimes there is gunk in there that you can't soak out unless you pull the plugs.
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    I try to repair stuff rather than replacing. I have an interest in keeping expenses down. And I have been replacing them for years but lately the adhesive is turning into gu, so I was looking for some help.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I would also use an automotive thread locker rather than that glue. Automotive thread lockers are resistant to fuel and oil. Apparently that glue isn't.
     

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