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Re: Water Globe Repair

Posted By: Peter Dale <PeterCDale@wmconnect.com> (spider-mtc-tc074.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 2/2/3 12:22

In Response To: Water Globe Repair (Heps)

The globes I've worked on have either a "rubber like" plug or a styrene plastic plug. The trick is to turn the ball upside- down and let the air escape . Then you have to fill the ball (use sterile water /saline or at least distilled water) There may even be a solution like they use in pools to keep anything from growing available .Thats to keep the captive water clear. The big trick is to reseat the plug without forcing air between the plug and the water surface. A little bubble may be OK. To clear all air out may require a small hole in the plug that allows trapped air out ,but the hole most be "air tight plugable or the water will leak out slowly causing more air to enter the ball and leaving water marks on the table or shelf. You may have to "break" the ball free as some are captive to the base with either a large flexible "O" ring or a type of plaster. Good Luck. Peter Dale

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