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Ham Radio
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C-8 Tripod new
      #3635411 - 02/19/10 08:39 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

I have an older black tripod with the center post on it and one of the clamps on the end of one leg has broken. I was thinking of using JB Weld to put back on (and hope it works), but I cannot get the leg extension out. I would like to get it out of the way so I don't have to worry about the JB Weld sticking to it. Anyone have any ideas??
Here is a picture of the problem..


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Starhawk
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Re: C-8 Tripod new [Re: Ham Radio]
      #3635468 - 02/19/10 09:14 PM

First, JBweld has no hope of holding that part on. You should be able to get a replacement clamp, though.

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Re: C-8 Tripod new [Re: Starhawk]
      #3635493 - 02/19/10 09:27 PM

Problem is that it is part of the leg. It isn't a separate part. I would have to find another and replace the whole leg which I really don't want to do that.

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Re: C-8 Tripod new [Re: Ham Radio]
      #3636424 - 02/20/10 12:11 PM

See if the entire bottom of the leg won't unscrew. It's a fitting attached to the end of the tube.

-Rich


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Re: C-8 Tripod new [Re: Starhawk]
      #3636495 - 02/20/10 01:01 PM

I have been trying to turn it but nothing so far.. I would think it would have to come apart some how..

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Re: C-8 Tripod new [Re: Ham Radio]
      #3638167 - 02/21/10 10:34 AM

Well, to get in business for the near term, you could get a small C-clamp and use it to make the leg grip. Not ideal but if you aren't changing leg height a lot, it will get you back outside observing.

The person who would be assured to have an answer for you is Don Rothman- he runs teletrade on astronomy mall. If the replacement part is out there for an old tripod leg, he has it.

-Rich


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Re: C-8 Tripod new [Re: Starhawk]
      #3638236 - 02/21/10 11:07 AM

Thanks Rich, I have been talking to him here the last couple of days. He gave me the information I needed to get the thing apart. I am having the seller get ahold of Celestron to see what can be done also.

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Re: C-8 Tripod [Re: Ham Radio]
      #3655448 - 03/01/10 10:01 PM

Well just to let people know, JB Weld will not hold the part. It seems to work until you put it under tension. I do have a replacement leg coming though. Just seems to be a shame not to be able to use the one I have.

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