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Azmouth axle (lower mounting) broken off base

I would like to repair the base of my DS-2114 mount! The verticle shaft of the AZ mount has fractured. I am proposing the use of a metal filled epoxy and a long 3/8-24 bolt to hold the casting together. I then propose drilling and threading four holes through the bottom of the casting and into the verticle shaft as a perminent fix.
Has anyone had this same problem with a 2114 base?

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I have done this on another DS mounting as a deliberate modification. In your case I would see if I could get a replacment as it might cost less assuming your time is worth anything. In my case I made a modification and I cut the casting web which I suspect is what broke on yours. Either you had it knocked over or you trie to mount too much weight??? Anyway since yours is a break the precision of the repaire would be in question so geting a repair part would be my first inquiry. Otherwise your fix will be similiar to my modification which was successful!

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