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Re: wcs mole trap [Re: Wolv1001] #7729527
11/28/22 11:01 PM
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If you have to do a lot of modification on a mole trap. . .friend, you've got the wrong trap !

Re: wcs mole trap [Re: Wolv1001] #7738588
12/08/22 11:15 PM
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Got 3 dozen...they worked good enough to buy 4 more dozen in spring...holding on to as many good oos as long as I can

Re: wcs mole trap [Re: Tony H] #8083026
02/21/24 04:35 PM
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Redwood City,California
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Originally Posted by Tony H
When it comes to springs and spring strength there are many more factors that come into play when you talk about “strength”. The quality AND type of steel play a huge part on the strength. Diameter of wire and number of coils also plays a role, but also how tightly those coils are formed affects strength. I have 3 different aftermarket springs for the OOS. All three are different, with variations in strength.

The reason I have this info is because I have made a fixture to remove and replace springs on the OOS traps and have talked to a spring expert on the subject. I will have the fixtures for sale shortly. It will allow anyone to replace springs on any OOS traps, both new and old style.


I know this is an old topic, but Tony makes a good point here. Adding another coil to a spring wouldn't necessarily increase the strength of the spring, and in fact it might weaken it. That extra coil would increase the degree of rotation that the spring could be put through without failing. But yes, there are a lot of factors that come into play. Spring designers have complicated formulas to figure this stuff out. And I don't understand those formulas at all, I just use trial and error.

Re: wcs mole trap [Re: Wolv1001] #8083425
02/22/24 09:32 AM
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If anyone is on here that would be interested I have some mole traps I bought years ago when I first started but apparently we don’t have moles this far north lol let me know. They kinda look like yote guts pic
Still in the boxes I believe



Re: wcs mole trap [Re: Wolv1001] #8087042
02/26/24 09:40 PM
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Redwood City,California
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I could be wrong, but I believe Victor is moving OOS production from China to India. Great trap design but they sure have had production issues over the years.

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