Weight method with the Magnet connector.
I use a steel bolt to keep the washer in a convienant stack ( no tape on washers for photo)
What is nice about using a bolt is the head of the bolt does not create a large surface contact area against magnet. The magnet I am using can hold 70lbs and when its stuck to a flat metal surface it is very hard to remove.
The magnet is overkill but when used with a bolt it works out great since the head of the bolt is only in contact with the magnet, the smaller surface area of the bolt head allows me to remove the weight much easier then if the magnet had a larger surface to connect to.
Just type "Neodymium Round base magnet" in any search engine and you will find them. The price is about $3 to $6 depending on where you order from.
I will not be selling the magnet but I will have the screw+post/connector available on the parts page.
The screw post is made from aluminum and the screw is stainless steel. #8-32 3/4 inch long.
I just stick the screw through the hole in the magnet...
Drop the Scew post into the retainer...
Now I will just put my finger against the post so that I can start the screw with my fingers on the other side. Then use a screw driver to tighten things up.
The screw lines up with the screw post and now all that is needed is to tighten the screw to the post.
Now the screw driver tip will want to stick to the magnet so this is the only tricky part. It really is very easy to do this since your just screwing a screw into a post.
You will need to get one Neodymium Round Base Cup Magnet 1.26 inches wide or something similar to that size. These are easy to find everywhere online, Amazon, Ebay and many other sites on the Web or in a hardware store.
Now when its done it should look like this. Please keep in mind these magnets are very strong. Try to avid attaching them to any flat metal surface because they are extremely hard to pull off.
I have used the Magnet set-up for many weeks with out any issues. I also had a phone in my pocket and it did not interfere with it at all but just take precaution as you would with any strong magnet next to an electronic devices.
I found a much easier way to add weight to a DTR or Retainer using a High powered magnet.
The large connector is for the DTR bell and small connector is for the Retainer.
I will show how I connect a Magnet to a Retainer in this example. I find the Retainer to be more compact then the DTR when using weight but you can use a magnet on either.