It’s not recommended that you use a grease gun when working with oils, grease, or any fluids. However, if you have a gun with an open barrel you can get a little creative. Here are some simple instructions to help you hook up your grease gun safely and easily. So, let’s get started.
First, loosen the screw on the top of the grease gun to lower it to the ground. Pull the trigger back and lock the gun into place. Unscrew all of the screws and insert the empty cartridge into the gun, side down.
You need to make sure that your gun is loaded with the correct amount of grease. Check the amount at the bottom of the shell. Next, you need to make sure that the priming cup is filled with enough oil to cover the primer. Use the priming cup to plug the priming wick into the end of the priming case. Tighten the screws and make sure everything is secure.
Hook the priming plug and screw on the end of the tube. Place the priming stick through the hole and make sure that it is positioned right through the bore of the gun. Then, you will want to tighten the nut on the zerk. Once you have completed these steps, you are ready to replace the priming stick, close the priming valve, and load the new grease gun with a fresh can of oil.
Next, you will need to install the new can of grease under the bolt. Locate the rubber washer that goes underneath the plastic bolt and make sure that it is securely in place. Line up the top of the grease gun with the top of the brass fitting and screw on the top of the washer. Once you have ensured that the washer is screwed in firmly, turn the crank handle and pull the lever back towards you.
Now you will need to line up the top of the can of grease gun with the end of the threaded rod. Pull the handle of the gun head to close and to open the end. Now you will want to insert the threaded end of the applicator tube into the end of the handle. The tube should be positioned so that it is snugly against the top of the plastic bolt. Then, line up the top of the applicator tube with the top of the brass fitting and screw on the top of the washer.
Next, you will want to place the nozzle of the grease gun onto the end of the cup. You should pump the cup to apply grease to the handles of all four wheels. Pull out the handle of each wheel and place each wheel into the cup. Pump the cup and allow the grease to flow from the cup onto the handle of each wheel. Do this for the rear wheels also. To finish off the process, you should repeat the same procedure for the other four wheels.
It is a good idea to replace the cup and the handle of your grease gun regularly. Grease can build up very quickly if you do not clean your guns often. Your handle should always be dry and clean. If it is covered with grease or oil, you should take it to a local repair shop and have it stripped for parts. Make sure to carefully follow the instructions that come with your equipment when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your equipment.
When your equipment needs to be cleaned, remove any residual grease from the parts by removing the valve stem first. Now, remove the old grease from the barrel or pump bearings with an old towel. Now, take a clean lint free cotton cloth and gently wipe the old grease from the bearings. You may need to repeat the process until the old grease completely removes from the bearing. Once you have removed all the old grease, you should clean the barrel or pump using any type of grease removing spray that you use for household cleaning.
Before you use your grease gun again, you should make sure that all of the fittings are dry. If you do not do this, you may cause excessive wear in the fitting. This will prevent the fitting from properly seating when you fire the gun. This excessive wear may lead to a jam or other problems later on. If you are not comfortable enough to take these fittings out, you should always ask a professional to do this for you.
After you have removed the excess grease, you should spray a can of silicon-based grease into the bore of the pump or barrel. This helps prevent corrosion of the pump or barrel. As soon as you have sprayed the new grease, use the lubricating plunger to push the plunger back into the fitting. This will lock the fitting into place so that it does not move and create problems when using your grease gun again.