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Thread: Old & New Extendable Handles for vacuum, skimmer & brush spin & slide vs locking

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    Old & New Extendable Handles for vacuum, skimmer & brush spin & slide vs locking

    I have two handles I use for the skimmer, brush & vacuum.
    One is an old aluminum set of poles with a screw tightener, the other is a new one with a plastic flip lock.
    Both of these spin and slide when I am vacuuming. It is very annoying and takes more time.
    I am ready to get some JB Weld out... Has anyone solved this?

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    Re: Old & New Extendable Handles for vacuum, skimmer & brush spin & slide vs locking

    How about a drill and a pin as a back up to the existing setting, just below the tightner, maybe two settings on the inner pipe.
    Set it at the short level, drill through both pipes, then an extended setting drill through the existing hole on outer pipe through the inner pipe. You could use replacement pin from the pool skimmer pin or a metal one from a tow hitch or similar.
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    Re: Old & New Extendable Handles for vacuum, skimmer & brush spin & slide vs locking

    That is an awesome idea! simple. elegant. sometimes we go way down the rat hold solving a problem.
    Thankful for the community... Head out of hole now. Holes to be in handle next.
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    Re: Old & New Extendable Handles for vacuum, skimmer & brush spin & slide vs locking

    Excellent idea...thanks! I too have a pole which is in perfect shape EXCEPT some kind of offset plastic piece inside that if you twist a certain way, it temporarily locks the two halves together. (which stays together halfway through my vacuum job) It is annoying to say the least. You just saved me dough as I was about to buy a whole new handle!
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    Re: Old & New Extendable Handles for vacuum, skimmer & brush spin & slide vs locking

    You could also use these in the holes...1 set of holes on the internal tube (install clip) and as many adjustments you'd like on the outer tube.

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