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#140391 - 03/17/07 09:45 PM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 2poor]
Hunt_with_dogs Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/07
Loc: North East, MT
330, What type of pipe do you use for the locks, plumbers pipe? Suppose conduit would be to soft? Also, I assume that you point the long end of the lock pointing to the water, and the flat side is the one that binds when the beaver comes back, right? Thanks

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#140405 - 03/17/07 09:54 PM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: Hunt_with_dogs]
Dave Plueger Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/10/07
Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
This is the type of chain drowner lock I produce.


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#140522 - 03/18/07 12:00 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: Dave Plueger]
330-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Loc: Minnesota
I just used a piece of plumbers pipe and cut them with my Saws-all ... had to use the cobalt drill bits to make the hole for the j-hook. Yes the pointed end slides downward toward the deep-dark water...

2-poor, The chain is plenty short to keep the beaver deep, but I like to have everything made so that I can just fix it, or change it out right by the pond in the field... so I use links...

The main reason I went to chain is because the lengths can be adjusted from 10' on down by using whatever link you want... with the cable the trap had to stay on the slide the way it was built... plus the chain locks up and holds the beaver down even if the drowner chain is loose or saggy.

Try the pipe locks, they work like a charm and are almost free to build.
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#140577 - 03/18/07 06:54 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper]
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: central MN
Folks, I'd be careful about using straight link chain, I've heard that beaver can sometimes bring the lock back up. I always use 2/0 twist link chain and never had any problems and besides it's cheaper.

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#140580 - 03/18/07 07:05 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: Tim Bauer]
Jim Blakley Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: se. mn... age..62
Tim sells his locks. well made and priced right. contact MN. TRAPLINE PRODUCTS.
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#140591 - 03/18/07 07:23 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: Jim Blakley]
330-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Loc: Minnesota




The Pipe locks are Free, easy to make and lock up tight on each link being pulled against with #3 straight link... Different locks made differently might be able to slip backwards ? I don't know because I haven't used other locks.



Edited by 330-Trapper (03/18/07 08:06 AM)
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#140601 - 03/18/07 07:44 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper]
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: central MN
The big thing with straight link is the bottom of your lock better be shorter than a link of your chain, else the beaver could bring it back up. I've used my set up for quite awhile and have never had a beaver hang up on the way down.


Edited by Tim Bauer (03/18/07 08:21 AM)

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#140609 - 03/18/07 07:54 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: Tim Bauer]
330-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Loc: Minnesota




Edited by 330-Trapper (03/18/07 08:07 AM)
Edit Reason: I was too ornery, I guess

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#140615 - 03/18/07 07:59 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowne [Re: 330-Trapper]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
I have used both and prefer the twist link myself. I would much rather save the straight link chain for K-9 traps. I can not recall having a Beaver hang up on the twist link chain. I know they would have one heck of a time reversing back up the chain.

By fastening my MB-750 right to the lock in Tim Bauers picture with a swivel I keep the chain very short. I can slide that lock over my drowning rod or use it on a drowning chain. No need to ever change anything out! All of my Beaver traps have the lock permanetly fastened.

Very nice pictures Tim. Tough to beat those tie plates for a weight !
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#140629 - 03/18/07 08:11 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 2poor]
330-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Loc: Minnesota
Variables, and choices make differences on the line. That's why we all feel our set up is the "Best" our own experience leads us to feel proud of our equiptment, especially if it is made well in ones own shop.

Sorry Tim, 330-Trapper
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#140727 - 03/18/07 09:46 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper]
Jim Blakley Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: se. mn... age..62
My locks will not back up on any chain. The point here is that chain drowners ,who ever makes them ,are the best reuseable drowning systems around,and one of the best investment a water trapper can make; Buy them or make your own youll never go back.
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#141971 - 03/19/07 05:26 AM Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: Jim Blakley]
330-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Loc: Minnesota
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