Tilley X246 knob

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  1. Johnny19

    Johnny19 United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hi all, quick one for Tilley fans....Does the knob unscrew or pull off? Don't want to damage it!
    If You can help thanks!

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    Unscrews counter clockwise; best to hold shaft tightly with thin pliers and turn knob while protecting it with a padded set of pliers.

    They can be stubborn with age.
     
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    It may lock in the counter clockwise position and come off with a little pressure. Tools as a last reaort only.

    The knob is plastic with a brass core.
     
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    Job done guys Thank You!
     
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    One more question now I have the knob off it. Does it take the 2 small gland washers like an X246B? Or just one? Thanks.
     
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    Two - but that seems like bad engineering practice to me and you can easily get away with using just one. Call me Mr Creosote - always on the fence.. ;) :lol:

    I'd try using just one and if it's fine, keep the other one as a spare. If one doesn't seal (I've never known one not to) then fit the second... :thumbup:
     
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    Running perfectly, after working out that the tank/control cock washer goes in after taking out the tank clock ring. (I was wondering why the washers seemed too big!:oops:).
     
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    I have noticed with Tilley gland washers that there is a larger washer available, longer with a hole through instead of using 2 of the smaller washers.
     

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