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#316106 - 08/29/07 10:14 PM ADJUST - spring removal..step by step..with pics
possum skinner
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Here is a easy way to remove and install coilsprings

To get started remove the pan from the trap (just makes it easier ...but not always necessary)


I use a screw driver and a nut driver to remove and intall springs on coilspring traps ... sorry no pic of a screw driver lol


Spring in lever groove


Insert screw driver ... prying outward



Continue prying until spring pops free ... watch your fingers ... it can get ya


Springs with tension released


Grasp spring pin ... lift and wiggle until free



Springs & spring pin removed


Using the nut driver insert spring into driver to install spring


With spring & driver in this postion ... remove nut driver popping spring into lever grove ... repeat steps as need for each remaing coil


Hope this helps

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#316115 - 08/29/07 10:18 PM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: ]
Fideus Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 158
Loc: Northwest IL
thanks great instructions
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#316119 - 08/29/07 10:18 PM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: ]
Billfrank Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1750
Loc: TEXAS
Nice post.... thanks
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#316166 - 08/29/07 10:44 PM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: ]
possum skinner
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yeah lynx ... that's a 3/8" nut driver ... i have and use smaller ones ... i personally haven't noticed much difference though

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#316190 - 08/29/07 11:01 PM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: ]
dcampbell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1947
Loc: livingston Tx
darn that looks awful familiar as of late.

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#316434 - 08/30/07 07:55 AM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: dcampbell]
lrjakes Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 1497
Loc: MD 36
great to see the kids postin "how to" pics on here!

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#316441 - 08/30/07 08:03 AM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: lrjakes]
Trophyhunter Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4335
Loc: Michigan
yep thats how I do it, you can also use a screw driver with the interchangable heads, works great.

good post.
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#316460 - 08/30/07 08:21 AM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: Trophyhunter]
Bottomline Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 5471
Loc: Johnston County, NC
Great post Possum Skinner.
Should be archived!
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#316565 - 08/30/07 09:55 AM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: Bottomline]
Trapper7 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 1078
Loc: MN, Land of 10,000 Lakes
Nice post. Thanks.
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#316601 - 08/30/07 10:29 AM Re: spring removal ... step by step ... with pics [Re: Trapper7]
Ole Hawkeye Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 9569
Loc: Oregon
Good post. Good pictures, thanks.
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