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    Batteries for Speedstir

    Ok, this is really embarrassing to ask but... how the heck do I put batteries into my new speedstir device? I can only imagine I need to find a really small screwdriver and remove the one screw. Right?

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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

    JohnT beat me but...Yep...and AAs IIRC
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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

    A #00 Phillips. Don't try the end of one of your wife's good kitchen knifes, either. You'll snap it off. Oops, I'm probably too late with this. If there's any rust showing, give up.

    A drill with a 1/8 bit will open it, too. Takes the head right off. Friction fit seems to keep the lid on just fine, mine's been holding for about a year.
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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

    Also replace with lithium battery's..They will last longer&it really give the magnet a real work-out.
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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    A #00 Phillips. Don't try the end of one of your wife's good kitchen knifes, either. You'll snap it off. Oops, I'm probably too late with this. If there's any rust showing, give up.

    A drill with a 1/8 bit will open it, too. Takes the head right off. Friction fit seems to keep the lid on just fine, mine's been holding for about a year.
    LOL, I *am* the wife. Skippy is my husband. Thanks for the heads up on the size of Phillips. I think Skippy has eye glass screwdrivers that might work.
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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

    Just got my TF-100 and opened the SpeedStir purchased previously. Sure glad I found this old thread Skippy.
    I kinda thought it would be that one screw. After all these years they haven't changed it.
    No mention in the instructions either.
    I can't find my small eyeglass screwdriver so will have to wait to Speed Stir.
    All I can test now anyway is tap water until my pool is plastered and filled.
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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

    Me, too! Found this old thread. Batteries died this morning. Can't get the screw out. Was going to hardware store to buy a special screw driver, but this thread indicates that if its rusted, don't bother. Of course, mine's rusted.

    Hmmm..... It test swimming pool water. Water, chemicals, metal.... Probability of rust is pretty high. Could they use a stainless Steel regular screw?

    I'll try to drill out the screw or Another $30 ..... I can't live without it!

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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

    I was able to get the screw out using my smallest philips screwdriver. Did not need the eyeglass screwdriver. Screw appears to be chrome or stainless steel now. We'll see how it holds up.

    The cover won't stay on without the screw so I put it back but didn't tighten it very much just in case.
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    Re: Batteries for Speedstir

    I can not remember, but I thought the screw was just into the plastic ... if so, not sure why rust would prevent you being to remove it. Maybe I do not remember correctly
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