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Unscrewing a Tilt Hydrometer

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Fritzpoll85

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so I have a small problem, which is that my Tilt hydrometer rolled onto the floor and it looks like something (one of the weights) dislodged

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So I wanted to crack it open and see if i could repair it. But despite wearing gloves and employing the strength of 30 men or more, I cannot get the screw cap to turn. Anyone know of a knack to it?

Every video I've seen shows a tilt with two screw ends so can't find instructions with my version
 

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I had to use a pipe wrench on it, put a tea towel between the wrench and the tilt, to stop it scratching
 

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It took me a while (and a lot of swearing) to get into mine to change the battery.

Just persist at it and it will budge.
 

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It took me a while (and a lot of swearing) to get into mine to change the battery.

Just persist at it and it will budge.
I was trying for 15mins - I'll give it another go. How did you grip it?
 

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I used a small wrench in the end, as much as I like my tilt opening the cap to change the battery is a complete pain. Just received I didn’t break anything.
 
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