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HELP rock tumbler ?'s

Posted by janofmn (My Page) on
Sat, May 9, 09 at 19:13

I need some advice. I recent ly purchased a Lortone Rock Tumbler from an estate sale. There was no booklet or markings on the tumbler. I downloaded this from the Lortone website. My problem is replacing the rubber boot gasket. The old one resembled a flat, warped frisbee. I bought the 2 new one and I'm having a devil of a time getting them on the inner lid. Finally finished that but now I can't get the inner lid w/boot in the barrel. I ran it for a few days with the old gaskets but they were in such bad shape. I can't even tap the lid into the barrel groove with a hammer. What am I doing wrong?? I watched a video on U-tube and the lid just popped right in. I want to cry. I an so frustrated!!! The are no local places for me to take the tumbler for help. The closest is 75 miles away. Please help me. Thank you

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RE: HELP rock tumbler ?'s

Hey Jan, did you try emailing lortone? I know it is the weekend but they may get back to you on a weekday. I feel for ya, I get frustrations like that too!!!

RE: HELP rock tumbler ?'s

You can get everything you need for your tumbler online. Ebay does sell what you need too, but they are overpriced...
Hope I helped

Here is a link that might be useful: Pieces of Me Mosaics

RE: HELP rock tumbler ?'s

have you tried lubricating it with vasiline maybe

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