Making the Moeman swivel feel more solid

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  1. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    I really like this squeegee handle. I know most of you won't be bothered about this, although you might be as the joint gets more worn with more play in it, but to me the joint which switches between 0 and 40 degree feels a little wobbly.

    So I stuck these 4 rubber feet on the handle side. It put the handle into direct contact with the hinge now, which takes the play away. It also makes the swivel tightener much grippier and easier to finger tighten. Unfortunately, it takes away the automatic keying in of the hande into the centre position.
     

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  2. H MAN

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    There is only three setting any way.
    This way you can tighten the swivel at any position you like.;):D
     
  3. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    Should say thank you to you actualy, since this was kind of influenced by your mod herman. I think your mod would probably be better for people using the swivel anyway. Mine would be better for people just wanting to switch between 0 and 40, but have a more solid feel to the hinge/joint.

    I don't think mine is so great for the free swivel, unless you round the sharp edges of the rubber off
     
  4. H MAN

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    No as a free moving swivel did not work that good.
    How ever having those rubber pads on it would help to tighten the swivel properly.
    Have you tried flipping the handle on that yet??
    It feels as though it should be on that way.
    It is the only way can use it.
     
  5. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    Well like I said, I was only really interested in using it locked into the centre position by hand, and with straight pulls on a pole. So for me, the swivel wasn't something I was going to use. I just like the ability to flick between 0 and 40, without carrying 2 handles around.

    But yeah, I did have a look at turning the handle round, but for a different reason than you. I was wanting the hinge mechanism to push fairly tight up against something, and it wouldn't work like that with it the other way around.

    One thing is for sure though, this thing needed a rubber washer as stock
     
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  6. James Allen

    James Allen Well-Known Member
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    I have just ordered one of these handles would like to know about handle turnaround
     
  7. H MAN

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    Here you are try this.
    Over tightened the screw *** broke.
    So just put this in instead.
    With this washer on you will not have to tighten it as much.
    Know it's a bit rough but it works. :laugh::D
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  8. Eric Gilliand

    Eric Gilliand Well-Known Member
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    I see where you're coming from Herman. Now my job :) is to make it look pretty :)
     
  9. H MAN

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    With that washer on you could flip the handle it should not slip then??
    Can not remember it we took a bit off the handle to fit that way?
    The gap between may be right now .??
     
  10. James Allen

    James Allen Well-Known Member
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    I have just got my moerman handle and first impressions are it is very good with the liquidator channel
     
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