96 help needed

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  1. IvanN

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    I have a burner bell stuck to the lipstick on a Optimus 96 I recently got. Before I go to town on it with the ballpeen hammer, I thought to ask for advise from you fine folk. Any suggestions on how to proceed? Thanks in advance, Ivan
     
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    Thanks for the link @boknasild ! Exactly what I was looking for.
    Ivan
     
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    I'd hold onto the lip-stick end, then apply some soft heat to the burner bell.
    Place some rag under-neath for the bell detachment/drop.
     
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    Tap smartly, repeatedly around the base of the bell with a rubber handled screwdriver or hammer of some sort, not striking the flared part of the bell. Heat also usually does it.
    Duane
     
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    And be wary how much heat you put into the vapouriser, too much and the solder holding it into the bottom-nut will let go :doh:
    Can make things frustrating.... :lol:

    Alec.
     
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    I'm glad that you asked this question as it is the next stove on my list with the same issue. I am considering mounting it in my vise bell down, pouring ice water into the vaporizer, heating the bell at the junction with a butane torch, and tapping it with a light wooden dowel to try to free it
     
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    Use a propane torch, you want to heat the base of the bell which is the area in contact with the lipstick. Heat up all around the base of the bell. I mount the flats of the lipstick in a vise, then twist the bell with a screwdriver while heating. A butane torch is going to be slow.
    Duane
     
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    Has anyone used penetrating oil?
    I have not yet had this problem.