Small Diameter Grease Zerts

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Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby Stanton » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:47 am

Anyone come across grease zerts that have a inlet nozzle too small diameter for the grease gun tip to >snap< on and hold? This one is a 7/16" hex fitting with 3/8" tapered base.
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If so, what did you do? Replace with more modern (larger) zert? Or are there different sized gun tips available?
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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby Shane N. » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:54 am

The only ones I've came across that the tip wouldn't snap on, the fitting was worn out or the tip on the grease gun was well used and getting tired.
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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby Stanton » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:51 am

Thanks, Shane.

I'll see if TSC or local hardware store has the same size base and get a couple replacements.
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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby Eugene » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:57 am

Stanton wrote:I'll see if TSC or local hardware store has the same size base and get a couple replacements.
Look for a kit with different sized bases and tip angles.

Kit comes in handy. Yesterday had a zerk that wouldn't take grease. Rather than trying to unplug it, replaced it.
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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby Stanton » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 am

Eugene wrote:
Stanton wrote:I'll see if TSC or local hardware store has the same size base and get a couple replacements.
Look for a kit with different sized bases and tip angles.

Kit comes in handy. Yesterday had a zerk that wouldn't take grease. Rather than trying to unplug it, replaced it.


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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby Waif » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:06 am

As a former grease monkey , a zerk gives me trouble it gets replaced.
Head sizes are standard.

You may experiment with the head of your grease gun first though.
There are those that can be put on a zerk , and part of it turned to adjust tension/diameter. Try turning it clockwise to tighten increase tension.

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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 am

The zerk fitting in your pics. is 1/8" pipe thread, very common and available just about anywhere. I agree with Eugene, though, the selection is really great to have handy. I too replace troublesome zerks freely.

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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby BigBill » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:13 pm

Someone sells an assortment of zerk fittings. I don’t buy the cheap ones for the fear of them leaking in water pass the spring loaded ball.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby ricky racer » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:00 am

Like Waif said, adjust the nozzle down to fit the zerks....
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Re: Small Diameter Grease Zerts

Postby Stanton » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:04 am

Waif wrote:...Try turning it clockwise to tighten increase tension.

ricky racer wrote:Like Waif said, adjust the nozzle down to fit the zerks....


Got home last evening and looked at my grease gun nozzle. Sure enough, nozzle was loose. Twist and tighten. >SNAP< Onto the old zert head it went...and held.

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