I tried this mod tonight, and break the paddle
Besides my technique are not as good as you guys (hand shanks a lot after caffeine >_<), i will blame:
- the pair of snips are not sharp enough to do the job or
- the material of the paddle used by odyssea not quite suit this mod
I can almost feel the plastic deforming as I applying force slow and steadly on the snips, and all the sudden it just go all the way through, and part of the paddle break and fly away like clipping fingernail...
Then I try different method: using a cutter like this:
and it is much easier for me to control; but when I try to blend the paddle, it keep bouncing back to the original position. After few attempts, i can notice the part contacting the center turning color... and finally break apart...
I conclude that the paddle must be made of different material. I am not implying Odyssea using cheap stuff, I'm just saying the material it use does not quite adapt this method.
The power head/ in-tank filter I bought is EX100
Anyway thanks for the guide, I track down the thread you mention on Tom Barr and learn a lot more, hopefully melting so plastic and glues will bring back the device; even if not, it is only a very small lost
If I could save it, or do it again for the same equipment, I'd using hot sewing needle to melt, create more surface area, punch holes on the paddle instead.