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Low profile fill probes?

Forums Other Parts, Accessories, & Equipment Low profile fill probes?

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    LMNOP
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    Hello friends, does anyone know of a supplier that makes low profile fill probes for the Brocock Concept Lite or a similar compatible one?  I leave my fill probe connected and use a dust cover but it extends quite far.  Thanks!

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    JamesD.
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    Wouldn't getting a 1/8" QD FF for it be easier? Straight or 90*

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    jarmstrong
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    Why would anybody leave the probe in the gun after filling? when not tethered to a tank. Not making fun of you, I really want to understand your reasoning

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    LMNOP
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    James — not sure how I would connect it without tapping and threading the hole the fill probe connects to?  The probe is threaded male and in my picture I am using a female FF QC.  I know Huma made a few QC probes but does not fit my CL.

    jarmstrong — No worries, answer is one less part to keep track of.  I fill multiple PCPs from my tank.  Also makes it a bit faster as I do not need to rotate the cylinder dust cover; I simply connect the QC fitting after removing the dust cover, fill, and I am done.  Reduces wear on the fill probe O-rings as well.

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    JamesD.
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    I figured as much.

    Brocock & lots of others use proprietary probes; but they know QD FF is what is easiest & best. I wish they would all just do it.

      If enough people request a QD FF someone out there can easily turn out a few batches.

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    JamesD.
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    I heard Brocock can develop a leak or something hard to fill at times. Needs a special spanner to get at it.

    Yes I guess you could tap & thread but taking entire thing off end of reservoir & adding the aftermarket QD FF is what I meant.

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    Calbarry
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    AOA sells Brocock probes. They may or may not be what you're looking for. Give them a call

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    biohazardman
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    MikeVV
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    I've also started leaving the probe (open end covered) in some of my guns.  Just easier to keep track of.  The "look" doesn't bother me.  I guess that makes me…not cool, but that's fine.  I'm too old to give a damn.

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    MikeVV

    I've also started leaving the probe (open end covered) in some of my guns.  Just easier to keep track of.  The "look" doesn't bother me.  I guess that makes me…not cool, but that's fine.  I'm too old to give a damn.

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    lol, agree 100% here and do the exact same with all my fill probe guns.

    I consider that fill probe left in the gun as a statement to the manufacturers that they should have designed their gun to have a male foster to begin with, and done away with the stupid probe. 

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    LMNOP
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    James — yep special pin wrench required.  I had a Commander that I sold to Hajimoto that had a leakdown issue.  I fully disclosed it up front; I do not prey on people :)

    Bio –  BINGO!  Exactly what I was looking for. Ordering now!

    Now I can leave the probe connected and not have the profile issues created.

    Thanks everyone for your help!

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    LMNOP
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    Shipping was a bit much but this is a niche part and nothing in this hobby is cheap hah!  I am a big fan of AoA they provided my LC-110 that has been solid since 2018.

    Thanks again Bio!  Much appreciated!  It is on the way.

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    alias
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    They come with ten O rings. silicone grease, a plug for the female QC, and a fitting with a male QC on each end for connecting two hoses.

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    LMNOP
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    Thanks alias, sounds like a great purchase and I am glad to see such an item available.  Thanks again all for the help and information!

    I will update the this thread with updated images.  I know quite a few of us here are Daystate and Brocock fans so I am happy to share in case others may want to go the same  low profile probe route as I am.

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    LMNOP
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    Wow!  What a value for the money!  All made in the UK.  Probe, dead head, male to male, lubricant, tons of o-rings!  Works way better!  Green balls rep+ at you Bio and Alias for the help!

     

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    LMNOP
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    biohazardman
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    Great you were able to get what you wanted.  We don't always get that lucky as they either don't exist or there are none in stack.

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