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Drilling a 3/4" access hole for your finger to reach in and straighten a leaning distal locking pin on a silicone liner down close to the pin locking mechanism of any rigid carbon fiber socket is the greatest idea ever since sliced bread!

This is a link to a photo of it.

http://www.prostheticdesigners.com/new_inn...access_hole.htm

Chuck :)

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Welcome, Chuck.

Mine came with a 1" or so cutout above the locking pin where I could push the pin enough to center. Just figured all of them came that way.

Usually if I don't have the pin centered that it clicked right into place, I take the liner off and start over, just seems to cause less trouble as the day goes on.

--Bill

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Gee

I got left out. I have a pin socket, no hole and the "legman" told me to "rap it with a hammer" if the release bound up. I use a Leatherman tool cause it has pliers, etc.

:o :o

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Drilling a 3/4" access hole for your finger to reach in and straighten a leaning distal locking pin on a silicone liner down close to the pin locking mechanism of any rigid carbon fiber socket is the greatest idea ever since sliced bread!

This is a link to a photo of it.

http://www.prostheticdesigners.com/new_inn...access_hole.htm

Hmmmm...hole plus air.

Does it make a noise? :rolleyes:

Lizzie :)

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Drilling a 3/4" access hole for your finger to reach in and straighten a leaning distal locking pin on a silicone liner down close to the pin locking mechanism of any rigid carbon fiber socket is the greatest idea ever since sliced bread!

This is a link to a photo of it.

http://www.prostheticdesigners.com/new_inn...access_hole.htm

Hmmmm...hole plus air.

Does it make a noise? :rolleyes:

Lizzie :)

Ppppppppppppppphhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttttttttttttttt? :rolleyes:

G'day Chuck (God I love that name ) welcome to the forum.

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............... (God I love that name ) ..................

B) Maybe one day I will meet someone called Chuck....................

:rolleyes:

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wow! what a fantabulous idea, will it have the double benefit of stopping that embarassing noise my leg makes??

pass me the drill!! :P :P :lol:

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I wish I had thought of it myself but I didn't. The idea was given to me from another amputee in the alt.support.amputee newsgroup. I am glad he did because I have been dealing with this nuisance issue for 10+ years now.

Chuck :P

ProstheticDesigners.com

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............... (God I love that name ) ..................

B) Maybe one day I will meet someone called Chuck....................

:rolleyes:

:lol:

I have a few times Ally but always the morning after a big night :lol: :lol: :rolleyes:

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hehehe :lol: I live in the North West part of England, and round here, we call EVERYONE Chuck :lol:

It's a local term of endearment, a bit like 'honey' or 'sweetheart'

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I do not get it....I have a 2" round hole that I just stick my finger in to help guide the pin from my liner into the socket. I have some residual tissue at the bottom of my stump so the pin never lines up so my prosthitist just cut this 2" hole into the bottom front part of my socket.

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