The square oil breather???

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    sigp220
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    I'm running a Hatsan lighting compressor.  Last night during a fill I hear a thud on the work top. It the square oil breather off the fill hole for the oil on top of the fill port. 

    I'll try and post a pic here after while. It broke right off at the threads.

    I've contacted hatsan for a replacement, but here's the bad part.  Went to a friends place and I was checking out his new alpha-carrette and he has the same breather. 

    Well, he did have until I touched it.  No kidding, barely laid a finger on it and it broke in the same place.  Now I need two replacements.

    Any thoughts on where to get one or a comparable replacement???

    Thanks

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    cootertwo
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    Same here, on my Carette, and I used one off a spare yong heng, same threads. You could make something out of pipe fittings. It really needs some kind of filtering too, as there is a sort of in and out breathing going on. Only other suggestion is AliBabba and his forty thieves.

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    sigp220
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    Wow, I can work with your suggestion.  For some reason I wasn't looking at the big picture. 

    Again I'll post the picture of the original broken part and the modified one. I'll head to my friendly hardware guy tomorrow and get the fittings.  I'll even add my mod to keep this from happening again.

    Thanks

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    jungle
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    Well, he did have until I touched it.  No kidding, 

    Don't come near my breather! lol

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/alpha-carette-oil-breather-or-cap/

    In the post, I like JB weld idea and I am about to give it a try soon.

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    Lemensd
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    How about Joe Blow Brancodo , he claimed all parts would be in stock if I bought the Career?

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    Lemensd
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    Carette Alpha

    Sorry don't know why career came out.

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    2fast2furious
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    I have the hatsan lighting too. And only after 4 hours run time I hear and thump. I thought my compressor broke. I shut it off a d check and found the square breather broken by the threads. I'm guessing from all the vibrations,  the big head shaking cause it to knock off. I replaced with my yong heng cylinder tube style breather and havent have a problem since..you can order them from aliexpress for like $5.

    https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32834501373.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32834501373&aff_trace_key=42e4e22fcbc941e993326b938f2c8e34-1567033032257-00396-UneMJZVf&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=3538amp-wUWFFYQVSXeEHercFE3Vhg1568001845907

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    Bigragu
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    Thanks for the heads up. Now I’m going to look into that, I’ve got plans on adapting fittings and getting one of those small K&N breathers that folks put in their valve covers for extra crank case venting. 

    Ive actually thought about doing that for the air inlet filter also. I’ve scoured the web looking for a compressor filter that was reusable, either a K&N or an AFE, but none made would fit into the plastic filter housing. 

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    pelletchief
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    He wasn’t kidding!  He barely touched the breather. Although he does break a lot of drill bits too :)    I’m pretty sure that my Alpha saw a pretty rough shipping trip as oil was all over the inside of the crate and a shipping mount broken loose. Need to call Joe. 

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    Humdinger
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    I had an Alpha Carette and the same thing happened to mine.  It's caused by the ultra cheap plastic used in the square plastic breather.   I fixed mine by carefully unscrewing the threaded piece and using expoxy resin to glue the two jagged edges together.  I didn't retighten more than necessary to seal the breather.  It never happened again.  There are round breather assemblies that can be purchased on Aliexpress for less than $5 shipped and it takes about 3 weeks to get it here.  FYI, it's a 16mm diameter thread.   A replacement from Joe B. is the same breather and will fail just as easily as all the square one's seem to.

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    sigp220
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    I have a replacement coming from HatsanUSA. Great service again.

    Here's my modified fix. I have a short piece of 1/8" black pipe. I'll only have to open the original hole in the filter slightly to insert, I'll then slide the two pieces back together and glue up.

    Thanks all

     

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    Alan_B
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    I would 3D print a replacement.

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