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Need advice on changing old for new spring hinge

WinoWino Posts: 69
edited 9:59PM in EggHead Forum
I just got a replacement spring hinge for my large. Will finally be giving China the boot in favor of MADE IN THE USA!
That being said, does anyone have any tips for safely removing the spring hinge so as not to get my self drilled by the spring pressure or am I over thinking it.
Second, any advice on putting the new one on with out driving myself insane. Any special wrenches or other tools that I will need? Sunday it is supposed to rain all day so I figured it was a good day to do the swap in the garage.
Thanks in advance
Wino

Comments

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Wino,
    If you have a helper, that's best. If you don't, there's still no problem.[p]I wrapped a piece of wire around the old hinge, where the bolt goes through, so I didn't have to worry about "sproinging" the old nut into the lawn. The wire worked well on the new hinge, holding everything in place till I had the nut on the bolt.[p]Ken

  • kilokilo Posts: 77
    Wino,
    The new spring hinge should come with little plastic bars used as safety devices while installing the new hinge and bands. I just did mine and it was very easy just following the instructions provided. If I remember right only needed a 7/16 and 1/2" wrench.[p]Good luck!

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