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Log splitter valve lever replacement

Post in 'The Gear' started by gzecc, May 1, 2012.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Didn't think it would be hard to make a lever for the valve lever on my splitter. The original one broke at the end where it attached to the bottom bolt.
    Not as easy as you may think. It needs a specific curve to fully retract and extend.
    Anyone know where I can get one (lever) for a Omaha Brand valve?

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  2. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    how abut welding or brazing it back together? Never heard of the Omaha brand.
  3. MasterMech

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    Tape/Super glue/Band-aid the old one together and form the new one to match. Shouldn't need anything too complex but pics would be a big help.
  4. triptester

    triptester Feeling the Heat

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    Brand hydraulics 402-344-4434
  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Here is a pic. It broke at the lower hole. I have since spent an hour re fabricating it only to cause it to crack again. It works, but it won't work for long being cracked.

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  6. MasterMech

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    I'd re-fab it from a piece of flat stock. It'll be much stronger that way, especially if you get a piece that's slightly wider than the original (same thickness so that it engages the spool properly) near the bottom.
  7. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Norther tool sells a replacement handle cheap.
  8. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    20 minutes with a torch (weld/fill) and grinder (reshape/flatten weld) and a drill press (new hole) and you could be up and running.
  9. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    True if I had a torch and welder.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Perfect opportunity for a new toy..errr...tool.;)
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    kevin j Minister of Fire

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    some valves used a roller chain splice link as the bottom connection.
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  12. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I've seen that quite often before.

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