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Post# 390945   4/24/2018 at 04:07 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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How do i remove the rivets or screws so i can replace the exhaust cap on my Compact C9 im planning on ordering a new filter cap for my Compact C9 how do i remove the screws or rivet (PS no drill here)

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Post# 390947 , Reply# 1   4/24/2018 at 04:42 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

if they are screws, there should be a tool to unscrew them, if they are rivets, then the best and possibly only safe way is to drill them out. if done carefully, they should be coaxed out. Then you can either re-rivet the cap base on or find a couple of appropriate size screws to replace the rivets.

You will have to find someone that can lend you a drill.

Anyone else have a better idea?

Good luck.

Post# 390976 , Reply# 2   4/24/2018 at 16:34 by relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        
No drill needed

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Just wack the top of the old rivet with a flat head and hammer and they should pop off. You can also try prying with a flat head or small pry bar ... remove the pieces that fall in!

That is only necessary if the current "bowl" is damaged. The cap itself unscrews and does not usually require a new bowl.

If the bowl is good you might consider adding HEPA instead of that cap. It may look a little silly but adds filtration and muffliflication ~ shhh ;)


Post# 390978 , Reply# 3   4/24/2018 at 18:33 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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This is the vac the head has pop all ready how do i remove the rest there is still a piece of the rivets there a small shaft how do i knock it out???pic taken during repaint

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Post# 390980 , Reply# 4   4/24/2018 at 18:43 by Relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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Needle nose pliers to push, or TAP them in with a hammer and remove the pieces

Post# 390981 , Reply# 5   4/24/2018 at 18:53 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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ill try that thanks a bunch then il order a black bowl and filter cap

Post# 390984 , Reply# 6   4/24/2018 at 19:40 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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well HOT DAM IT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rivets are out ! i put screws to hold the cap until i have the bowl yaaay whoo it work now the cap stays on !

Post# 390985 , Reply# 7   4/24/2018 at 19:50 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

glad it worked out for you. Keep in touch.

Post# 390988 , Reply# 8   4/24/2018 at 20:09 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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il order a bowl some time soon for now screws hold the cap in place not pretty but it works .I love this site when ever im stuck some one always answers me

Post# 390999 , Reply# 9   4/24/2018 at 22:13 by Relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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Iím curious ... what did you end up doing that worked?

Post# 391002 , Reply# 10   4/24/2018 at 23:42 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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The hammer and small punch and presto! i used a small punch and hammer to take the rest of the rivet out a few tap and bang voila!
Heres a few pic

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