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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:35 pm

I've tried several springs, even the weakest offered at my hardware store, but they are still way too strong. can anyone help me out please? both ideas and why you would choose it.. also, i would prefer them being off of mcmaster (parts numbers anyone?), thank you very much
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:37 pm

Have you tried making one out of music wire?
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:41 pm

no, i believe someone responded to my post about springs before about wire, i just can't find the thread- that's why i started this one. I'll keep looking for it though

EDIT: I can't find it, how would i go about making one of music wire?

Anyone??
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Unread postAuthor: clide » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:17 am

http://home.earthlink.net/~bazillion/intro.html

Pop-up sprinkler heads have very useful springs in them. You can usually unscrew the head in the store and take a look at the spring inside them.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:44 am

Um, what do you need it for?
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:44 am

clide wrote:http://home.earthlink.net/~bazillion/intro.html

Pop-up sprinkler heads have very useful springs in them. You can usually unscrew the head in the store and take a look at the spring inside them.


and then put it ack together and pay for it right :evil: lol
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:54 am

LOL. I was wondering about that!
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Unread postAuthor: Colt » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:36 am

Your best bet is to check an airsoft supply site. They have springs that might fit your project well. Some might be overpriced though.
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Unread postAuthor: rcman50166 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:10 pm

I'm not sure what the spring is for but it's very easy to make your own. First, to find the size you'll need contact springsfast here Describe the spring you need using this template and ask for a quote (or they may refuse service).
Then find the recommended wire and length, then make it yourself. If anyone needs instructions from here on how to make it I can post the rest here. It's just a bit long and I'm a bit lazy today.
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Unread postAuthor: Colt » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:14 pm

That's brilliant! :)
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Unread postAuthor: Panzerfaust » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:34 pm

Im assuming he wants a spring for the plunger on an inline vortex? The spring from a sprinkler was the first the i came accross looking through my junk droor. It was/seemed to be too strong.
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