Outdoor Clock


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Old 04-29-18, 02:17 PM
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Outdoor Clock

Every year for the past 3 years in the spring I have to take the cheap, but looks good, outdoor clock off the wall and reinstall the hour hand, lower hand.

It pops in like it's a positive fit but every year it just hangs in the 6 position.

The top button just turns internal to the movement but thinking I can get a drop of super glue between the hands to secure the hour hand.

Any thoughts/ideas?

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Old 04-29-18, 02:57 PM
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Good luck on the superglue. If it gets in the wrong place it will be the end of the clock.

I'm not sure what your problem is there. Usually the hands are pressure fit on to the movement and remain there. Doesn't it fit snug when you put it on ?
 
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Old 04-29-18, 03:03 PM
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Don't use glue but try just a pinch of blue tack or putty.
 
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Old 04-29-18, 03:14 PM
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It pops in like it's a positive fit but every year it just hangs in the 6 position.



It snaps in but somehow works loose every year!
 
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I suspect the temp changes cause enough contraction to pop it loose. Some sort of adhesive might help.
 
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Old 03-20-19, 05:45 AM
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First, I would see if I can knurl or pean the metal parts for a more positive fit. If not that then I would go for an epoxy. Then my 4th or 5th choice might be cyanoacrylate (super glue) but it isn't great on metal to metal bonding. If you try it I would get one of the jell, gap filling varieties.
 
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Old 03-20-19, 07:51 AM
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Old post but it's just a plastic clock, I was able to crimp the arm a little so it fit tighter onto the shaft of the movement.

Everything worked for a year then a big wind storm blew it off the wall and it busted!

Such is life!
 
 

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