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How do you grease a grease gun?

Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

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How to Load a Grease Gun
  1. The head needs to be packed with grease.
  2. The plunger is usually dry in a new grease gun.
  3. Remove both ends of the grease cartridge.
  4. With the t-handle out, place the cartridge into the barrel.
  5. Screw the barrel into the head of the gun.
  6. Push the t-handle right down into the barrel.
  7. Take out any possible air pockets.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you refill a cartridge grease gun?

How to Load a Grease Gun

  1. The head needs to be packed with grease.
  2. The plunger is usually dry in a new grease gun.
  3. Remove both ends of the grease cartridge.
  4. With the t-handle out, place the cartridge into the barrel.
  5. Screw the barrel into the head of the gun.
  6. Push the t-handle right down into the barrel.
  7. Take out any possible air pockets.

Secondly, can you grease sealed ball joints? Most manufactureres use sealed ball joints that do not come with grease zerk fittings. You can use a grease zerk needle attachment to get past the dust boot and pump some grease into that ball joint.

Similarly, it is asked, why does my grease gun not work?

Issue: The grease gun won't pump grease. The most common cause is an air lock. This can be fixed by continuously pumping to see if the air will pump out. Secondly by unscrewing the barrel one turn and continuously pumping, then tightening the barrel when the grease pumps.

What is grease gun used for?

A grease gun is a common workshop and garage tool used for lubrication. The purpose of the grease gun is to apply lubricant through an aperture to a specific point, usually on a grease fitting or 'nipple'. The channels behind the grease nipple lead to where the lubrication is needed.

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Does Walmart sell grease guns?

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How do you use Zerk grease?

How to Use a Grease Gun Zerk Fitting
  1. Purchase a grease gun with a zerk fitting on the end of it.
  2. Press the end of the grease gun on the end of the zerk fitting.
  3. Pump the grease gun.
  4. Stop pumping when you see grease squeeze out the edges of the ball joint.
  5. Pull the grease gun off of the ball joint and repeat this process until all ball joints are greased.

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What is the best grease for ball joints?

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How much pressure does a grease gun put out?

A basic step that is often overlooked is training the lubrication technician on the proper use of the grease gun. A high-pressure grease gun delivers pressure up to 15,000 psi. Most bearing seals will rarely handle more than 500 psi.

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How does a hand grease gun work?

The lever is used in manual configurations of the grease gun for hand-pumping the grease from the barrel to the hose or tube. The air-release nipple allows air to escape after new grease has been added to the grease gun and pumped into the head. The spring provides the pressure onto the plunger.