Diving Board reno?

RichTJ99

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Sep 16, 2016
211
Katonah NY
Hi,

I have a diving board at my pool & after the re-plaster I started to notice some rust coming off the board. I took off the board, the board hand rails, the fiberglass cover & it was a rusty mess. I have cleaned it up, sanded it & will start painting it later today.

When i took off one of the diving board handrails, part of it broke. I would say it looks like some sort of 'compression nut" as it looks like it slid into the hand rail & probably expanded as it was twisted on (maybe).

Any ideas where I could find something like it?

It has a 1/2 thread and the hole is close to 3".

The entire hand rail is about 53" wide from end to end.

Thanks,
Rich
 

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sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
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Chapel Hill, NC
Looks like a press-fit insert that needs to take a lot of stress. I'm not aware anyone makes those board rails any more. You could maybe check with SR Smith.
 

RichTJ99

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Sep 16, 2016
211
Katonah NY
So I think it looks like a press fit insert also. I have a local welder who said he could make something to make it work. I will let you know what happens with it.

The next thing I am working on is finding a place that can repair / repaint fiberglass. This is the 'cover' over the steel mount. It is just for looks (I think).

The local autobody places dont seem to want to get involved with it.
 

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sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
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Chapel Hill, NC
That should be pretty easy. Power wash the cover, get some fiberglass mat, resin and hardener and follow the instructions. Repair it from underneath/inside. You can get gelcoat in tubes/tubs but it's just a cosmetic coat - it will just crack again unless the crack is repaired first.

It's such a small job that I'm not sure you'll find anyone that wants to get into it.
 

RichTJ99

Gold Supporter
Sep 16, 2016
211
Katonah NY
So I think it looks like a press fit insert also. I have a local welder who said he could make something to make it work. I will let you know what happens with it.

The next thing I am working on is finding a place that can repair / repaint fiberglass. This is the 'cover' over the steel mount. It is just for looks (I think).

The local autobody places dont seem to