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P/W EZ-FILL Machined Aluminum Base - New

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by skeeljc, May 16, 2010.

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  1. skeeljc

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    Now that I have your attention you are probably asking yourself why you should spend $90.00 on a base that will replace the black plastic Ponsness/Warren EZ-FILL base.

    Here are the reasons:

    FIRST: You get a powder seal that works! An o-ring in a groove might make a good seal for a hydraulic fitting but keeping fine grained powders from leaking requires a much different seal design. My seal will work with Hodgdon H110, Winchester 296 and IMR SR-7625. My base comes with two spare seals and detailed instructions on how to remove, replace, and condition the seal.

    SECOND: My base is machined from 6061 T6511 aluminum bar. The surfaces are dead flat. It will not warp or deflect so the seal will always function properly no matter how much shot is in the hopper or how tight you adjust the nylon set screws over the rack. Corrosive powders like Hodgdon Titegroup, Longshot and Lil’gun will not corrode the aluminum base.

    THIRD: There isn’t a big third, just several other nice improvements. The risers are ¼” taller so it is easier to get bushings in and out. The bushing holes have been relocated to improve bushing access. My base comes with Delrin plugs and thumbscrews for the bushing holes. I have added a third nylon set screw to keep the rack properly aligned and prevent it from rubbing against the base at the front.

    The link at the top of this post will take you to my previous thread so that you may view the feedback from those who purchased my base.

    If you want a quality part with improved performance send me an email or PM.

    The price is $90.00 plus $8.75 shipping.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    Jim.. beautiful job.. One would be hard pressed to make a quality product any cheaper unless their time was free.. as well as cutting tools and equipment.. All Good.. Mike
     
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    Have one works great ! B.C.
     
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    Jim, I have one of your P/W EZ-FILL Machined Aluminum Base on my 800 Plus. My version does not have the Delrin bushing plugs that you show in the picture above. Are the plugs a recent addition to the base? I also like the addition of the third nylon set screw to keep the rack properly aligned. Tom
     
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    Tom, I have had other inquiries on updating bases. The price for a set of plugs and adding the third nylon set screw is $20.00 plus $8.75 return shipping.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    take earlier models in on trade?
     
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    Jack, I would if there was a market for them. Powder seal in the old base is the same as the new one. That is what counts.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    Mr. Skeel; do you still make the tops and tubes for 366's?
     
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    The powder seal that I use is a standard square section hydraulic seal. The size is an AS568A Dash Number 114. I provide two spare seals and detailed instructions for replacing the seal with each base. The seal can be purchased from a hydraulic supply house.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    Jim. How come I cannot get my shot bushing out of the unit (chageover) without removing the base?
     
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    Jack, a couple of things to try:

    First: Make sure the powder and shot gears are indexed with the marks on the rack.

    Second: Make sure you pull the rack all the way forward after you pull the operating handle down. Just grasp the rack and pull out on it. This will move the gears a little more and should line the bushing up with the hole.

    Third: Loosen the four mounting thumbscrews and shift the base all the way to the right side. There is enough clearance in the mounting holes to permit the base to be shifted some.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    I'll try those James. Thanks
     
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    does the seal on your base work with all hodgon powders
     
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    Yes I would think it does although I have not tested it with all the Hodgdon powders.

    I have tested it with the following Hodgdon powders: Clays, Universal Clays, HS-6 and H110 (same as Winchester 296). I also have used it with IMR SR7625 which is a very fine ball powder.

    The real test of the powder seal is with the fine ball powders like H110 and SR7625. The large flake powders like Clays are not hard to seal.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    Jim, check is in the mail.

    Thanks...John B.
     
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    beware of the thumbscrews that fasten the unit to the base as the can be very tight
     
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    Copied from Jim's post above..........

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    Second: Make sure you pull the rack all the way forward after you pull the operating handle down. Just grasp the rack and pull out on it. This will move the gears a little more and should line the bushing up with the hole.

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    That should give you access to the bushings.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
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    I have 5 PW 900 loaders and have these bases on all of them. I am very pleased with this product and can recommend them without reservation. I also have the hoppers that are made by the same person, Jim Skeel. He is a quality person to deal with and will make your PW even better than it is now.

    Tom Williams
     
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