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    Default Twisted Sac

    I have this Parker Parkette that I recently purchased on eBay. It's a lever filler and the section screw together. As you screw them together the sac twists. It constricts and ink flow into the sac. So much so that sometimes the sac doesn't fill at all.

    There has to be a solution to this. I'm a Parker enthusiast and would like to write with this pen.

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    Default Re: Twisted Sac

    What if you talc it? Does it still ling to the inside of the pen?

    My second question is if you have the wrong sized sac on it. Maybe the sac is too big for the pen.

    You might PM Will (redeempens) as Parkettes are a favorite of his.
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    Default Re: Twisted Sac

    If the sac is getting twisted - which it shouldn't - then there may be a few causes:

    • the j-bar / pressure bar is bent or corroded and catching the sac - examine the bar and replace if it shows either of those issues
    • you are using a sac that is either too big or too long - a sac should easily drop into the barrel and the length should have a bit of extra room at the end after you've trimmed it. Using a sac too big in diameter or too long, to try to get more ink, will just end up with problems
    • you always need to use talc on the sac, which should aid in the assembly

    Hopefully this will help.
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    Default Re: Twisted Sac

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    If the sac is getting twisted - which it shouldn't - then there may be a few causes:

    • the j-bar / pressure bar is bent or corroded and catching the sac - examine the bar and replace if it shows either of those issues
    • you are using a sac that is either too big or too long - a sac should easily drop into the barrel and the length should have a bit of extra room at the end after you've trimmed it. Using a sac too big in diameter or too long, to try to get more ink, will just end up with problems
    • you always need to use talc on the sac, which should aid in the assembly

    Hopefully this will help.
    I'm going to change the sac. The sac that was on it came with the pen.

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