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Re: Trap modification [Re: KYtrapper2005] #6936226
07/20/20 01:15 PM
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I don't worry about welding j-hooks. Never had any problem with them opening, even under multiple catches.

Re: Trap modification [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6936232
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Originally Posted by AuthorTrapper
I don't worry about welding j-hooks. Never had any problem with them opening, even under multiple catches.

Not the catches that have opened mine. It's the pulling of the stake that will straighten. Trust me it only takes once to say I should have done that. Been there done that welded all the others

Re: Trap modification [Re: KYtrapper2005] #6936259
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Why are you pulling on the trap parts when pulling stakes?
If your using re bar there Is no need to pull on the trap chain to remove that stake. The same goes for cable stakes. Just expose the cable stake loop either place some type of puller through that loop or place the puller below the terminal swivel on the trap chain. If your using quick links to attach your traps to cable stakes just place you puller below the quick link and that will relive all strain on your trap parts when removing that stake.


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Re: Trap modification [Re: Flint Hill fur] #6936369
07/20/20 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Flint Hill fur
Originally Posted by AuthorTrapper
I don't worry about welding j-hooks. Never had any problem with them opening, even under multiple catches.

Not the catches that have opened mine. It's the pulling of the stake that will straighten. Trust me it only takes once to say I should have done that. Been there done that welded all the others

Every time I pull a trap I look at all components, if a j-hook was open (which I've never had) I'd simply squeeze it closed or replace it. Could not imagine welding all my j hooks but to each his own. I probably do things other people don't do that make me look like a have OCD

Re: Trap modification [Re: KYtrapper2005] #6936396
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Nothing in Kentucky can open a MB Crunchproof #6 J-hook. A large domestic dog or a bear will dismatle the trap b4 the hooks open.

Bending the jaw tips up as mentioned above will help keep them in their place.


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Re: Trap modification [Re: KYtrapper2005] #6936448
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I leave jaw tips alone so mountain lions can pop the jaws.


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Re: Trap modification [Re: The Beav] #6936525
07/20/20 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
Why are you pulling on the trap parts when pulling stakes?
If your using re bar there Is no need to pull on the trap chain to remove that stake. The same goes for cable stakes. Just expose the cable stake loop either place some type of puller through that loop or place the puller below the terminal swivel on the trap chain. If your using quick links to attach your traps to cable stakes just place you puller below the quick link and that will relive all strain on your trap parts when removing that stake.

You can't tell me living in Wisconsin that you don't deal with frozen ground. Picture a 2in rain that froze solid on top and your rebar is 1in below ice level.....trap obviously needs moved an time is a wasting b4 work. Hook winch to chain an here we go. That is how I learned.

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