Atlas Tripod Issue: Repair Suggestions?
Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:42 PM
Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:59 PM
It's raining today (and all weekend) so I may as well fix 'er up.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:55 PM
Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:21 PM
Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:34 AM
I'd use contact cement because if I ever needed to remove the foot to service the leg it could be done. JB weld will not allow you to do that. Once it's on, it's on for good!
Actually, JB Welded pieces can be removed if needed. I have had to do it several times over the years. Of course it does depend on the media being joined together. In this case both are metal...this removal can be done by heating both pieces with a propane torch. It depends on how much JB was used too, but generaly just 250 to 350 degrees will soften the JB product. It will become soft and both pieces will come apart.
Of course you will need to wear thick leather gloves so as not to burn yourself and \ or a clamping devise to hold each piece.
Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:23 AM
Did you check to see if there was a set-screw to tighten it?
There are no screws. All the Celestron/Synta leg tips are glued on and will fall off eventually. I used Superglue, but JB is prob'ly better.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:18 AM