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Old 01-22-2021, 02:45 AM
Whatarethese123 Whatarethese123 is offline
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Thanks for all the input everyone. I think I've got a lead on some good substitutes at a local hardware store.

Now regarding these stuck legs...I've tried everything. Brute force, various lubricants, WD-40. There is nothing that is getting them out. Please help me, I'm going insane.

One of them, I can't figure out what the problem is. The spring compresses, the leg moves around but it's stuck in its exact position. I thought that maybe the leg had rusted and gotten attached to the inner L shaped thing but I would have thought something like WD-40 would help with that.


The second one, the leg is entering at an angle and the spring just won't budge at all.

Help!
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:34 AM
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Thanks for all the input everyone. I think I've got a lead on some good substitutes at a local hardware store.

Now regarding these stuck legs...I've tried everything. Brute force, various lubricants, WD-40. There is nothing that is getting them out. Please help me, I'm going insane.

One of them, I can't figure out what the problem is. The spring compresses, the leg moves around but it's stuck in its exact position. I thought that maybe the leg had rusted and gotten attached to the inner L shaped thing but I would have thought something like WD-40 would help with that.


The second one, the leg is entering at an angle and the spring just won't budge at all.

Help!
Looking at the picture on the left, the one that’s going in at an angle, looks like the L shaped part has come off the ledge or shelf it is supposed to lean on. Looks like you’ll have maneuver that back in place so the spring can be compressed again. While compressing it, you’ll have to feel for the sweet spot that releases the leg, holding it there while gently pulling out the leg.

The picture on the right, the L shaped part looks to be twisted to the right and is not parallel to be compressed properly.

There is some tedious maneuvering here. After all of that, I’d probably not use those again until I know they’re working smoothly.

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Old 01-22-2021, 08:30 AM
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I would resort to wrapping the lug casing in soft cloth and holding it tightly in a vise with the stuck leg pointing toward the floor. Then, I would insert another leg or rod of the same diameter or nut driver minus the socket in the top hole until it makes contact with the stuck leg. A few whacks with a mallet should dislodge the stuck leg. You can then disassemble the working parts of the lug. Thoroughly clean all of the parts to the lug, and reassemble with these parts or replacement parts. Sometimes gentle persuasion of stuck parts is not sufficient to fix the problem.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:31 PM
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I would resort to wrapping the lug casing in soft cloth and holding it tightly in a vise with the stuck leg pointing toward the floor. Then, I would insert another leg or rod of the same diameter or nut driver minus the socket in the top hole until it makes contact with the stuck lug. A few whacks with a mallet should dislodge the stuck leg. You can then disassemble the working parts of the lug. Thoroughly clean all of the parts to the lug, and reassemble with these parts or replacement parts. Sometimes gentle persuasion of stuck parts is not sufficient to fix the problem.
I have a 1965 Modern Solo 2R set with push-button legs on the floor tom. During the disassembly for restoration, one of the legs got stuck just like the issue the OP is having! As leedybdp points out, that's how I was able to remove the stuck leg! Sure was a real PITA though!

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Old 01-22-2021, 12:34 PM
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Forgot to mention that I spoke with Jim Petty yesterday about my 3 push buttons that I ordered almost 7 months ago. They should be ready by February 1! I get along really well with Jim and don't want to rock the boat by busting his chops on this. It is what it is!

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Old 01-22-2021, 04:25 PM
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Jim's a great guy. We have known each other for more than thirty years. The only time our relationship was strained was over the politics of the past few years. Just stay completely away from politics, and all will be cool.
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Old 01-22-2021, 04:38 PM
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Jim's a great guy. We have known each other for more than thirty years. The only time our relationship was strained was over the politics of the past few years. Just stay completely away from politics, and all will be cool.
You're absolutely right about that! There have been occasions where Jim will go off about politics. I just let him rant and then all is well!! I've been doing business with Jim for over 20 years now and can honestly say that we get along extremely well!

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Old 01-22-2021, 07:03 PM
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While you have them apart... check for any burring around the hole of the angle piece... run a round file around the inside of the hole. Burring there affects the bite... they will slip, especially on a rocky riser..

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Old 01-23-2021, 05:40 AM
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I would resort to wrapping the lug casing in soft cloth and holding it tightly in a vise with the stuck leg pointing toward the floor. Then, I would insert another leg or rod of the same diameter or nut driver minus the socket in the top hole until it makes contact with the stuck leg. A few whacks with a mallet should dislodge the stuck leg. You can then disassemble the working parts of the lug. Thoroughly clean all of the parts to the lug, and reassemble with these parts or replacement parts. Sometimes gentle persuasion of stuck parts is not sufficient to fix the problem.
I agree with resorting to using a rod same diameter or a little smaller to help force the leg out if it does not work the way I’ve mentioned. If you try it the way I’ve mentioned, you can compress the spring, twist the leg and try pushing it in and then pull it out. If it won’t move, hammer it out as mentioned.

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Old 01-23-2021, 10:41 PM
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First thing ...are you sure that they are the correct diameter legs??

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