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Danny Harvey

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Mark,

Clever idea using the roll bracket as a mount.

As to my experience yesterday with our pole, it could use some modifications.

I would add a locknut or something to keep the scraper from working loose.

The swivel point between the pole and the conduit piece worked it's way loose late in the day. Tightening it is more trouble than I would like because it takes two tools so I might change that.

The worst thing, though it how far the scraper extends beyond the accel mount.  It could lead to inadvertently sticking the scraper into a machine felt which is something you might get away with or it might cost thousands of dollars.  Than danger is always going to be present but having the scraper blade stick out by probably close to a foot makes it worse.

I may have to go to the much more elaborate and expensive Plan B because I would like to be able to swivel the blade out of the way after scraping.
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Danny, what might be safer and more reliable in the long run, is to not try to have the scraper and the accel on the pole at the same time.  Wooster makes a pole that has a quick-change end on it.  You could fix one adapter to the scraper, and another to your accel mount, and quickly change between the two.  You could also have different scrapers for different situations, or different accel mounts.  I have this arrangement and it works well, but I rarely have to use it.  As a bonus, when I am painting at home with a roller, I can quickly change between a short pole and a long one for really tall walls.  

Pole:  https://smile.amazon.com/Wooster-Brush-SR097-Convertible-Extension/dp/B003E47AQG?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_3050672011

Adapters: https://smile.amazon.com/Wooster-Brush-R042-Sherlock-Conversion/dp/B000I1QERY?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_3050672011

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Time is a big consideration when you are trying to do an entire papermill in one day as is effort. If I can, I would defiintely prefer being able to do the entire job with only one extension of the pole.

If I can't make this work, the changeable tip might be a good alternative.
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The worst thing, though it how far the scraper extends beyond the accel mount.  It could lead to inadvertently sticking the scraper into a machine felt which is something you might get away with or it might cost thousands of dollars.  Than danger is always going to be present but having the scraper blade stick out by probably close to a foot makes it worse.

Hi Danny
 see reply #10
you could use a double ended telescopic pole like I do, each end has its own purpose, so one implement doesnt hinder the other. I use wing nuts for tightening/adjusting angle. no tools required.
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There's not much room for turning a pole around  on the drive side of this old bucket of bolts.

I was scraping some of the wet end bearings this week and I think I was scraping away layers of calcium carbonate from years of having untreated water running over them.  I would get to where the blade wouldn't cut but the magnet still wouldn't stick. Then chip away at some hard white stuff till you find the cast iron. It was at least 1/2" thick in some of the really old ones.

I don't think I could do that with the pole scraper.

Oh yeah. A better selection of bolts will fix the problem with tightening. I'll get on that right after we finish the report which won't be until my server guy gets his (and our) server going again.[frown]
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