Silva compass

#1
For some reason my trusty Silva has got a bubble in it... any clues? Any idea of how to get rid of it without nicking another from Chris the QM at **** *********, ******?
 
#4
no if he was having a laugh he wouls say "do you know the one about the englishman, irishman......"
 
#5
mate it works every time

hexiblock warms the liquid up making it whole again
 
#6
http://www.uttings.com/?Categories/Navigation/Compasses/ExpertAdvice/compassinfo.html

Bubbles
At altitude (above 500 to 1000 meters) bubbles may form in the fluid. The cause is a drop in atmospheric pressure and/or low temperature. This can occur in any compass. The bubble will disappear, when normal conditions return.
Obviously, air can get into the fluid through crack damage in the capsule. A hairline crack damage in the surface of the capsule may not cause a leak to occur for weeks or even months. Such damage is not covered by warranty.
It is not economically viable, to repair a cracked capsule, but it can be replaced by your SILVA dealer at much less then the the cost of a new compass.
 
#8
Negligent-Discharge said:
For some reason my trusty Silva has got a bubble in it... any clues? Any idea of how to get rid of it without nicking another from Chris the QM at **** *********, ******?
Put it on the floor and smack it with a lump hammer, gets rid of the bubble every time!
 
#11
Count.Dracule said:
Negligent-Discharge said:
For some reason my trusty Silva has got a bubble in it... any clues? Any idea of how to get rid of it without nicking another from Chris the QM at **** *********, ******?
Put it on the floor and smack it with a lump hammer, gets rid of the bubble every time!
Agreed.....hammer is the solution to all problems.
 
#12
Cabana said:
Count.Dracule said:
Negligent-Discharge said:
For some reason my trusty Silva has got a bubble in it... any clues? Any idea of how to get rid of it without nicking another from Chris the QM at **** *********, ******?
Put it on the floor and smack it with a lump hammer, gets rid of the bubble every time!
Agreed.....hammer is the solution to all problems.
Unless you have an electrical problem.

msr
P.S. I successfully removed the bubble from my silva compass by microwaving it at hight power for a few minutes.
 
#13
Will the same work for my spirit level?
 
#15
DarkNinja said:
Will the same work for my spirit level?
No, it's a different type of bubble.
 
#16
Drill a hole and let it out then seal it with super glue :)
 

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