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#1

Polar Bear
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From: Ingleburn, NSW
Joined: 30 September 2017
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12 September 2020 01:42 pm

Gday all

I recently purchased a SITO scoop from Sito and a matching carbon handle. I assume the receiver for the handle on the scoop is made incorrectly, warped from welding, or just plain the wrong size. I have measured the inside ID of the scoop and it is predominantly 37mm though in a couple of spots it's 39mm. My carbon handle from SITO is almost perfectly 38mm OD. To get it to fit I would have to shave off 1mm total or .5mm off all edges and the handle's thickness is 2mm so I don't think that is a good idea. Do any of you have this handle scoop setup and can point out what I'm doing wrong or confirm that what I'm seeing isn't made right?

Cheers
Bear


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#2

Prooz
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From: Cairns, QLD
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12 September 2020 02:37 pm

If these no other way, I would take the scoop to an exhaust shop and get the end expanded slightly.


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#3

grubstake
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From: Perth, WA
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12 September 2020 02:46 pm

You could try heating the receiver to expand it a bit. Immerse it in boiling water for a while and see if that does the trick. If not, you could heat it further with a gas torch or possibly an induction cooking element, if the stainless steel responds to induction heating.


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#4

Redfin
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12 September 2020 06:55 pm

If it varies from 37 to 39, it is out of shape.
When in shape equates to 38, as it should be.
Adjust it.


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#5

Nightjar
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From: Waikiki, WA
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12 September 2020 07:48 pm

Get yourself a tapered shovel handle, smack it into the tube and that will sort out the irregularities and open it up.


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#6

Polar Bear
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From: Ingleburn, NSW
Joined: 30 September 2017
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13 September 2020 10:47 pm

I have been in contact with Sito Scoop and they are going to replace the scoop. I hadn't used it yet so that is a good solution. I figure bending it would likely void the warranty and so I didn't touch it. I will keep you all posted. Thanks for your input and solutions, had I got no joy from Sito I would be looking to still use it and some of your suggestions would probably have worked at least for a timber handle.

Cheers

Bear


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#7

Polar Bear
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From: Ingleburn, NSW
Joined: 30 September 2017
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16 September 2020 10:18 pm

I received the new scoop and the handle fits just fine. Very good customer service perfect


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#8

Mackka
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From: Brisbane
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17 September 2020 11:18 am

That’s impressive service.
Mackka


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