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Another Spout Rotator Idea

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merlinct7
When I installed my electric spout rotator, I wanted to use the stock control rod spool. Because of the cable angle resulting from the spool being closer to the spout, however, the cable had a tendency to run off the back of the spool. This was my solution:




I picked up a small SS "preparation bowl" at the local supermarket and drilled a 1/2" hole in the bottom. Not having any welding gear, I then made a 1/8" steel washer 2" in diameter and a collar/set screw to fit. The washer and collar hold the bowl firmly in place. Looks funny but works great. No more cable tangles. Bob

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SmilinSam
I was having the same trouble when I hooked mine up a few weeks back. I ended up reversing the cables so the back side winds off the top of the drum instead of the bottom, and the front winds off the bottom of the drum. Seems to have fixed the problem. if it returns, I know what to do nowdOd

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D-17_Dave
All this is fine based on the premise that you have enough snow to actually blow. I missed my chance a few years back in 4"s. This year I'll be ready....To stay in the shop where it's warm that is.^:D

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