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Night latch they said … it will be fun

Posted By: SwampDust

Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:19 AM

Yeah, not so much


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Posted By: SwampDust

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:20 AM

Actually I night latch everything just tweaking some old steel getting ready for next year
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:20 AM

There's a fine line.....
Shoot......that'll be growed back in no time!
Posted By: Drifter

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:22 AM

Little black or Duct tape you are ready to go.
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:34 AM

How did night-latching cause that to happen?
Posted By: SwampDust

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:36 AM

Testing it out for the “click”
A little to much hair trigger
Good news it it goes all at once just like I wanted
Posted By: MNTrapper21

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:38 AM

Keep your fingers under the jaws next time when testing and you won't have that issue
Posted By: Kevin Stake

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:43 AM

Originally Posted by MNTrapper21
Keep your fingers under the jaws next time when testing and you won't have that issue

This!
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 01:46 AM

Originally Posted by Kevin Stake
Originally Posted by MNTrapper21
Keep your fingers under the jaws next time when testing and you won't have that issue

This!


X 3

This is what I was going to say. Lift the loose jaw and test that way, it’s much easier on your fingers! laugh
Posted By: DWC

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 02:27 AM

I respect a man who tests his pan tension like a man.
Posted By: BTLowry

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 02:32 AM

Originally Posted by DWC
I respect a man who tests his pan tension like a man.


Kind of what I was thinking laugh
Trap must be slow though, didn't get a palm catch laugh
Posted By: ky_coyote_hunter

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 02:37 AM

Nah, Ole' SwampDust has reflexes like a cat, darn near cleared the jaws!
Posted By: SwampDust

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 02:44 AM

Yeah I won’t let won’t happen again ….
Posted By: Leftlane

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 02:59 AM

grin
Posted By: elkaholic

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 03:08 AM

Originally Posted by SwampDust
Yeah I won’t let won’t happen again ….


Yeah you will.

You may not think so right now, but there will come a time that you say to yourself, You'll know it's you because it will be in your voice: "Self, That can't happen twice, I can check the click just li......... #%$*#$^($%"
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 03:16 AM

Originally Posted by Drifter
Little black or Duct tape you are ready to go.

grin
Posted By: Wanna Be

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 03:34 AM

The start of every season I just go ahead and put my hand in one. I look at this way, if I don’t get caught after the first week or so I start thinking about getting caught and then get caught. So I say the heck with it and get it out of the way. If you’re tired it will wake you up. If you’re hurting somewhere it will take that hurt away. Sorta a win/win situation.
Posted By: upstateNY

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 05:20 PM

Do it again,,but put your tongue in it this time.Youl forget all about your finger.
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 05:27 PM

Originally Posted by Wanna Be
The start of every season I just go ahead and put my hand in one. I look at this way, if I don’t get caught after the first week or so I start thinking about getting caught and then get caught. So I say the heck with it and get it out of the way. If you’re tired it will wake you up. If you’re hurting somewhere it will take that hurt away. Sorta a win/win situation.

Kinda like keying your truck after a new paint job. Gonna get scratched eventually, may as well get rid of the worry.
Posted By: Cletis Richards

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 06:31 PM

You needed to be a lot slower or faster......either way would have let your fingernail to clear
Posted By: lee steinmeyer

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 06:46 PM

My fangers look like that all the time. I can look at something and break it off deep! mad
Posted By: Yes sir

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 06:49 PM

Did the shock spring seem to help when you hit the end of the chain?
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 06:52 PM

short latch. easier to do. works better, set the trap faster and easier. hal sullivan gets irritated with me for saying that but just like a pan tension tester is an unneeded gimmick so is a nite latch
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 06:58 PM

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Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 07:31 PM

Note to self: never buy used traps from Danny. smile
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 08:37 PM

X 2

It's a real pain in the butt changing short-latched traps into night-latched traps.

Short-latching doesn't allow you to pull any of the slop out of the dog and pan like night-latching does.

IMO it's just a bad practice.
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 08:38 PM

Originally Posted by Yes sir
Did the shock spring seem to help when you hit the end of the chain?


grin
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 08:49 PM

Reminds me of the show, World's Dumbest. Saw a guy with a set bear trap bet another guy he couldn't snap it without getting caught. The guy said he was faster than the trap and that he could beat the trap.
Needless to say, it was a, "Here, hold my beer" moment. The guy punched the pan and the bear trap was quicker. Even with a lot of beer in the tank, the guy screamed. They never did show how he got out of the trap.
Posted By: bowhunter27295

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 08:55 PM

Welcome to the club!!!
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:00 PM

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Short-latching doesn't allow you to pull any of the slop out of the dog and pan like night-latching does.


absolutely not true

Just think about that for second. A short notch inside a deep notch is still a short notch. crimp the dog eye closed so the dog only moves up and down, not back and forth. put in the correct size pan bolt for the hole. shim it with a washer so pan tension is even. All stuff you OUGHT to be doing with a nite latch. There is absolutely no reason in the world to pull a pan up then down to make it function properly with a correctly tuned trap


Posted By: bowhunter27295

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:06 PM

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Short-latching doesn't allow you to pull any of the slop out of the dog and pan like night-latching does.


Agree with Danny. Close the loop on the dog with pliers like he pictured and then bend the frame in on the dog side.

Easy peezy.
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:12 PM

You’ll never convince me! laugh
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:14 PM

Originally Posted by Trapper7
Reminds me of the show, World's Dumbest. Saw a guy with a set bear trap bet another guy he couldn't snap it without getting caught. The guy said he was faster than the trap and that he could beat the trap.
Needless to say, it was a, "Here, hold my beer" moment. The guy punched the pan and the bear trap was quicker. Even with a lot of beer in the tank, the guy screamed. They never did show how he got out of the trap.


I’ve seen that video, bunch of dumb-arses. The guy that got caught was hollering for them to get it off and his buds couldn’t figure out how. LOL
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:18 PM

Originally Posted by Lugnut
You’ll never convince me! laugh


Me either. I've had too many tripped empty traps to be convinced. I don't think night latching is all that a big of deal either. I can put the dog in a deep notch, and pull the pan down to level without that cool little click. I don't have to mess with the dogs or pan bolts either.
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:20 PM

yep. eyeballing works fine TOO.
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:28 PM

From long ago, but still my opinion...

Posted By: eedup

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:31 PM

I'm with Danny, short notch, dog crimped, pan bolt with nyloc . No hassle set and go
Posted By: Bob Jameson

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:37 PM

Nite latch is nothing but a short throw dog/pan engagement in the end. Never saw a need for it. Been using this method for many....... years with no problems.

File your pan neck short, notch it slightly with a narrow file and grind the under side of your dog to a point.Crimp your dog loop as needed and bend your dog frame in or out as needed to get level as you like.
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:38 PM

if you have pan slop you need to fix that. its part of tuning. even if you nite latch. short latch, nite latch, deep notch, none of them have anything to do with pan slop. the only thing a nite latch does is take longer to set when laying out a line.
Posted By: Bob Jameson

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 09:44 PM

You got it Danny. When my trap is engaged for use its always ready to fire. No checking anything. I check all my traps before treating each season for damage or any final tune ups. Then break the wax loose from the pan bolt area or dog as needed before setting.
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 10:16 PM

What do you do when the short latch wears out, short latch it shorter? Lol
Posted By: Bob Jameson

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 10:23 PM

I personally have never had any wear out to my knowledge. I have been using some traps over 45 years. It would take considerable friction to wear the steel with wax to boot on them.
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/10/22 11:02 PM

My night-latches get rounded and need dressed up occasionally Bob.
Posted By: lee steinmeyer

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/11/22 12:18 AM

Lug, that’s the problem with a night latch or miles trigger, the notch likes to dull off because it’s putting all the pressure that trap can muster on such a small surface. I’m with Bob and Danny on this one!
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/11/22 01:33 AM

Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Lug, that’s the problem with a night latch or miles trigger, the notch likes to dull off because it’s putting all the pressure that trap can muster on such a small surface. I’m with Bob and Danny on this one!


Lee the surface of the night latch is just as long as the surface of the short notch. I don't see what you're saying.
Posted By: wetdog

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun - 01/11/22 01:42 AM


I've heat treated regular dogs in the past and they held up well
But stainless steel rod dogs don't wear out
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