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dragonslayer1
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 02/25/12

Loc: SLC, UT
Counterweights
      #5662405 - 02/04/13 08:08 PM

I found a great alternative to the $50.00 starizona counterweight if you need more as I did. I bought 2.5lb weights ( the round dumbbell ones) then had to try to find a way to fit them to the 1/2" threaded weight shaft so would be snug. Found an item in plumbing at Home Depot called "shark bite 1/2" demount clip".. Item #697285910874, put 2 into center hole of weight offset 90* apart and works great. Total cost for one is $5.00..

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nytecam
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Reged: 08/20/05

Loc: London UK
Re: Counterweights new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #5662915 - 02/05/13 04:45 AM

Shouldn't this post be in EQUIPMENT FORUM?

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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Counterweights new [Re: nytecam]
      #5663050 - 02/05/13 08:28 AM

uh, unless somebody moved it, it IS in the equipment forum......

Always great to see sombody do a cheap workaround to an expensive item (and just why are metal plates with holes in the middle so expensive?)


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skywolf856
sage


Reged: 01/25/08

Loc: SE Michigan
Re: Counterweights new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5663495 - 02/05/13 12:16 PM

I used dumb bells with a PVC pipe reducer to fit my CG5 bar.

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Pat at home
sage


Reged: 03/16/07

Loc: Campbellton, New Brunswick, Ca...
Re: Counterweights new [Re: skywolf856]
      #5663804 - 02/05/13 03:43 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

I adapted mine by way of a wood insert epoxied in place then bored for the diameter of the counter-weight bar.

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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Counterweights new [Re: Pat at home]
      #5663900 - 02/05/13 04:33 PM

But will the epoxy hold in very cold temps (may not be a worry for you)......

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Pat at home
sage


Reged: 03/16/07

Loc: Campbellton, New Brunswick, Ca...
Re: Counterweights new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5664875 - 02/06/13 09:42 AM

Cold is a fact of life during Canadian winters. Minus 26 degrees out right now. Good 2 part epoxy will hold up just fine. Even tough the scope is in a dynamic situation, relative to the scope itself the counterweights are static.

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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Counterweights new [Re: Pat at home]
      #5664929 - 02/06/13 10:24 AM

Sounds good, I just know from when I was in Greenland that some glues just gave up in extreme cold. Epoxy is different then glue though.

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cheapersleeper
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Reged: 01/22/10

Loc: Sachse TX
Re: Counterweights new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5664974 - 02/06/13 10:54 AM

I have a few of those to supplement my real counterweight. I need them back when I work out.

Brad


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Counterweights new [Re: cheapersleeper]
      #5665128 - 02/06/13 12:22 PM

Simple, just pick your scope up and down.....

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