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    "AWESOME IDEA FOR GATE LATCH"

    Hey guys, check out this awesome idea for gate latch! 👍




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    Thanks orioncons36! We've added your Latch to our Farm and Garden category,
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    That’s all good when it’s new, but the spring that closes the latch is under greater tension and will break first. What happens then?

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    You are correct, both springs are under tension, but the one that closes the latch is under greater tension. However, if you use the correct size spring it shouldn't be a problem as the latch is only slightly pulled back to latch into place. A spring that is too long or too short will definitely be a problem.When selecting a spring, consider outer diameter, wire diameter, inner diameter, and overall length, including length inside hooks and spring length. I appreciate your comment. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orioncons36 View Post
    You are correct, both springs are under tension, but the one that closes the latch is under greater tension. However, if you use the correct size spring it shouldn't be a problem as the latch is only slightly pulled back to latch into place. A spring that is too long or too short will definitely be a problem.When selecting a spring, consider outer diameter, wire diameter, inner diameter, and overall length, including length inside hooks and spring length. I appreciate your comment. Thanks.
    That true if the springs have different rates, and if the hooks on the ends have been reannealed, but not if they both have the same rate.

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    Yes, that is important all well.



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