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  • #578512
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    So… I need a fix for a really stupid problem. Hoping someone here has a good idea.

    I got a whippet and did the 3 section mod by adding the lower 2 sections of a BD Trail pole. Unfortunately, the middle section (Trail pole) got stuck up in the top section (Whippet pole).

    It’s completely inside, at least 2 inches up in there.

    I can’t determine a way to get the Whippet head off as it’s one of the new ones with the rivet.

    My only idea so far is to put super glue on something long, stick that up in there, try to get it to bond with the inside of the stuck pole piece, then pull it out.

    Anyone got a better idea? This can’t be the first time this has happened… thanks!

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    #667316
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    @jefe009 wrote:

    So… I need a fix for a really stupid problem.

    Can you find a Leki pole (twist to lock) that you can slide up inside and twist/expand?

    #667317
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    @philip.ak wrote:

    @jefe009 wrote:

    So… I need a fix for a really stupid problem.

    Can you find a Leki pole (twist to lock) that you can slide up inside and twist/expand?

    That’s a good idea. I’ll try to track one down. Any other ideas?

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    #667318
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    I did a similar thing not too long ago. The plastic plug from the mid came out and lodged itself inside the whippet upper.
    I duct taped a few chopsticks together and made a duct tape plug at one end, stuck it up there, and pulled out the plastic plug. Not unlike what you’re trying to do.
    You could also attach a rope to the handle, and swing it around really really quickly. With any luck, the centrifugal force will pull it out.
    Run the rope through 6 inch section of PVC pipe. Hold the coil in one hand and the PVC handle in the other hand. When you got the poll swingin’ in a fast circle around your head, pull on the coil while allowing the rope to slide through the PVC. This shortens the radius and maximizes centrifugal force for a brief period of time.

    I have no idea if this can possibly work. But it was my Plan B if the duct tape didn’t work out.

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    #667319
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    @hansgludwig wrote:

    I have no idea if this can possibly work. But it was my Plan B if the duct tape didn’t work out.

    I’m gonna try the rope trick first, just cuz it’s an awesome idea. :headbang:

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    #667320
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    I hope it works, but I fear friction will beat centrifugal force nearly every time.

    #667321
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    @philip.ak wrote:

    I hope it works, but I fear friction will beat centrifugal force nearly every time.

    This is exactly what I thought when I read the post. Spoken like a true scientist.

    :thumpsup:

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    #667322
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    Unfortunately, the laws of physics be a cruel mistress, yar. The centrifugal force method didn’t work.

    Duct tape wrapped around a long screwdriver, sticky side out? Worked like a charm.

    Thanks for the tips y’all!

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    #667323
    mutantvan
    24 Posts

    I don’t know the pole, but it seems like you can carefully drill the rivet out with a bit just the size of the bore and replace the rivet when you’re done with the repair. I have always found rivets easy to replace.

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