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    I did it!! Wooo Hooooo

    I dismantled my Manfrotto tripod and cleaned it all up! Wow, I think most of the beach was in those legs. Even in the top of the legs, but I was then able to submerse the top part in the sink and wash it all out. I actually had fun doing this...and my Dad would be so proud, as I did it all on the kitchen table and used the kitchen sink. I got sand and graphite everywhere!! LOL

    Tripod and sand b.jpg

    This pic isn't one of the bad legs either!

    Thanks so much to those who helped me figure this out. I was able to buy the torx set and the spanner to undo the legs, plus I checked on google to see what lubricant to use and bought some powdered graphite as well. All up $30.... money well spent!

    This is the website which helped me as well. It may help someone else in the same situation....

    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012...of-your-tripod

    Now, if only I could fix my washing machine! That is a whole other story .....
    Monika
    Equipment: Canon 60D, Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm 1.8 lens, Fancier FT-662A tripod, 18-55mm kit lens, 55-250mm kit lens, 30mm 1.4 Sigma lens, LR4, PS Elements
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    great work!
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    Good on you Monika and

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    There is nothing like the feeling of pushing your boundaries and finding they're further away than you'd ever imagined! Well done, Monika. A whole new world of self-sufficiency awaits ... and just about at the right time, too, given your current circumstances.
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    Thanks! Oh, I am so relieved!

    The funny thing is, I was remembering helping my Dad clean his guns on the kitchen table, when I was young, and the fact that I am now cleaning my own 'shooting' gear at a kitchen table made me smile!

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    Well done!!!!. Now you know why men work the way we do.

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    MM, isn't there a "Woo-hoo, I just cleaned out my new gear" thread?
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    Well Done Monika knew you would do it.
    Comments and Criticisms are always appreciated.

    Thank You:

    John



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    'onya Mon.

    Now you have the gear to keep your 'pod spotless.
    Cheers
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    I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can, I knew I could, I knew I could and I did YAH ME

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    Great job and thanks for the timely post. Mine has been in sea water recently and a clean would be a good idea.
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    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Monny View Post

    Now, if only I could fix my washing machine! That is a whole other story .....
    Well, now that you've found the kitchen sink useful, time for hand washing.

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    hahaha! My clothes washing machine, Mark....not the dishwasher!

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