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anyone ever replace the foam handle?

gunwolf

Well-known member
or just tape it up like I have in the past. Just wondering how hard it would be... besides Elmy's very cool setup has anyone ever modified their handle?
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
My F5 is split apart and needs replacing/fixing. It appears it was glued on originally so not sure if I can just slide/rip it off and replace with more foam or if I should just wrap it and go. I see there is some hell for stout plumber wrap that could be a permanent fix for a machine not necessarily used all the time. Im still researching options…….
 

Draco

Well-known member
What if they use this type of tape?

 

sasquache

Well-known member
or just tape it up like I have in the past. Just wondering how hard it would be... besides Elmy's very cool setup has anyone ever modified their handle?
Im having a hard time finding a foam grip unless I order it cost more for shipping now a days but im still looking for a better alternative keep me informed if anyone finds anything.
 

hawgdawg

Well-known member
Trying going to Lowes or Home Depot , look in the plumbing section for pipe insulation. They have 2 types. It comes in a 6 ft piece,, it is split , with a self sealing tape that will keep the insulation wrapped onto the pipe. 1 is a thicker piece of foam,, kind of open celled , the other is more of a closed cell , softer type . It may work,, I haven't tried it , but was going to check on it because I have the foam grip deteriorating on one of my detectors . Just might be worth checking out,, it's only just a few bucks for a 6 ft piece. Let me know if it works, in case I don't get around to trying it out before you all do .
 

JCR TX

Active member
On several of my detectors I have used the replacement baseball bat grips they sell in sporting goods stores. It comes as a roll of 1" wide cushioned tape. You can under lay plain foam tape if you want a thicker grip. Just finish it all off with a few wraps of HIGH quality black electrician's tape, top & bottom. It works very well but is not waterproof.
 

BigTony

Well-known member
Trying going to Lowes or Home Depot , look in the plumbing section for pipe insulation. They have 2 types. It comes in a 6 ft piece,, it is split , with a self sealing tape that will keep the insulation wrapped onto the pipe. 1 is a thicker piece of foam,, kind of open celled , the other is more of a closed cell , softer type . It may work,, I haven't tried it , but was going to check on it because I have the foam grip deteriorating on one of my detectors . Just might be worth checking out,, it's only just a few bucks for a 6 ft piece. Let me know if it works, in case I don't get around to trying it out before you all do .
Hawgdawg, next time I go there I’ll look for it.
Thanks,
Tony
 
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