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skeeljc 21-Nov-08 - 10:13 PM ET
whiz white 21-Nov-08 - 10:21 PM ET
TjayE 22-Nov-08 - 05:49 AM ET
Wayne of PA 22-Nov-08 - 09:12 AM ET
skeeljc 22-Nov-08 - 10:42 AM ET
cubancigar2000 22-Nov-08 - 10:55 AM ET
setter 22-Nov-08 - 11:55 AM ET
JerryP 22-Nov-08 - 01:42 PM ET
skeeljc 22-Nov-08 - 06:53 PM ET
spcl trap 24-Nov-08 - 09:31 PM ET
manyspuds 03-Dec-08 - 12:17 AM ET
skeeljc 03-Dec-08 - 09:56 AM ET
mkstephen 04-Dec-08 - 09:55 PM ET
les morgan 05-Dec-08 - 12:26 AM ET
mkstephen 08-Dec-08 - 06:57 PM ET
Didreckson 14-Dec-08 - 12:18 PM ET
ljutic231 17-Dec-08 - 06:55 PM ET
spcl trap 29-Dec-08 - 07:43 PM ET
Kolar Dan 29-Dec-08 - 09:29 PM ET
ljutic231 30-Dec-08 - 09:03 PM ET


Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: skeeljc
Date: Fri, Nov 21, 2008 - 10:13 PM ET
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P/W Base Top P/W Base Bottom

This machined aluminum base for the P/W EZ-fill replaces the molded plastic base that P/W supplies with the EZ-Fill Hopper. It now includes the bushing access holes. You will need to use the plugs and thumbscrews from your plastic base. My machined aluminum base will reduce the leakage caused by the warping/flexing of the molded plastic base.

The cost is $90.00 plus $8.75 shipping.

Email or Private Message if interested.

If you sent me an email earlier I will email you with payment information and my mailing address.

Jim Skeel

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: whiz white
Date: Fri, Nov 21, 2008 - 10:21 PM ET
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Jim: Nice job!

Whiz

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: TjayE
Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2008 - 05:49 AM ET
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Excellent machine work.

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: Wayne of PA
Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2008 - 09:12 AM ET
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Nice work, and considering PW sold the original plastic unit for $79.95 the $90.00 price tag is not all that bad. I believe PW has now lowered the price considerably. Do people actual have trouble with the plastic unit?

Dale,

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: skeeljc
Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2008 - 10:42 AM ET
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It is almost impossible to load .410's with H110 or W296 with the original plastic base. I spent a lot of time testing various seals and installation geometry. The square cross section seal I use works very well. It is the same size as the one in the P/W EZ-Fill. I suspect it is the same seal that P/W uses. I supply two spare seals with each base.

The problem with the P/W plastic base is distortion. The pressure from the two nylon set screws that are over the rack can be the source of the distortion. The compression on the powder seal is very small (a couple of thousands of an inch). It does not take much distortion to reduce the compression to less than zero. My aluminum base eliminates all the distortion.

Jim Skeel

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: cubancigar2000
Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2008 - 10:55 AM ET
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There is another problem with the bakelite plastic base. Some powders ( like longshot and E3) stick to it and cause a reaction resulting in a mess. The tube will get clogged with powder

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: setter
Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2008 - 11:55 AM ET
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Jim is "on target" with this base, eliminates the problem described by cubancigar2000. I have loaded a bunch with one of Jim's bases on my 2000 and it's well worth the investment.

Jim M

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: JerryP
Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2008 - 01:42 PM ET
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Concerning "The pressure from the two nylon set screws that are over the rack can be the source of the distortion." I think there should be no pressure applied by those screws at all. Only snugged enough to remove any slop above the rack gear.

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: skeeljc
Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2008 - 06:53 PM ET
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JerryP, you are right. The nylon screws need only to be just in contact with the rack. They are there to resist the upward force caused by the friction as the slot in the lever contacts the pin in the side of the rack. If you keep some STOS lube on the sides of the slot in the operating lever it will reduce the friction and lessen the upward force on the rack.

Jim Skeel

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: spcl trap
Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2008 - 09:31 PM ET
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TTT

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: manyspuds
Date: Wed, Dec 03, 2008 - 12:17 AM ET
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do you have 2 left? do you want the old metal tube base? joe

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: skeeljc
Date: Wed, Dec 03, 2008 - 09:56 AM ET
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Joe,

I shipped the first seven bases yesterday. The next batch of seven will ship by December 12, 2008. The December 12 batch is sold out. The next batch will probably ship around December 22. There are still seven available from the December 22 batch.

If you send me a check I will put you on my "Paid" list and give you an estimated ship date. I will not cash your check until I ship your base.

email or private message me for mailing address.

I would like to have your old P/W metal base.

Jim Skeel

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: mkstephen
Date: Thu, Dec 04, 2008 - 09:55 PM ET
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Jim,

I received the two bases that you sent me today. The quality is top notch. I have installed the first one on my hydralic PW 800+ 12 ga with the auto shell feeder with no problem what so ever and it works great.

I haven't installed the second one yet on my manual PW 800+ sub-gage but expect the same results.

Just a note to let you know that I am very pleased with your machining, quality, and delivery in a timely manner. Thanks again for providing a solution to the plastic base.

Michael Stephenson

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: les morgan
Date: Fri, Dec 05, 2008 - 12:26 AM ET
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Got mine today also. I agree with everything Michael said above. They are very nice and the bottom is very flat. Loader works very smooth. I had trouble with a plastic one that was warped. Sent it back to PW and they said it was within spec. I had to throw it away. Jim did a great job on these! Thanks Jim, Les

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: mkstephen
Date: Mon, Dec 08, 2008 - 06:57 PM ET
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up for quality

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: Didreckson
Date: Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 12:18 PM ET
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Skeeljc,

I just got my base yesterday, and it looks simply terrific. Thanks for a first class machining job. I can't wait to install and clean up my loader, and take it for a test drive. It should make loading just tad bit more enjoyable, if that is possible.

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: ljutic231
Date: Wed, Dec 17, 2008 - 06:55 PM ET
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Mailed check out today for the base. Bob

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: spcl trap
Date: Mon, Dec 29, 2008 - 07:43 PM ET
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Jim, Received mine today.Thank you for the quick servicei Dennis

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: Kolar Dan
Date: Mon, Dec 29, 2008 - 09:29 PM ET
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Jim, Received mine today. Looks great. Sonny Daniels

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Subject: P/W EZ-Fill Aluminum Base with Bushing Holes
From: ljutic231
Date: Tue, Dec 30, 2008 - 09:03 PM ET
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Some of the best machine work I have seen. Received mine yesterday and Thanks for the quick service. Bob Roberts

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